Support » Plugin: Advanced Ads – Ad Manager & AdSense » How to fix a ‘A third-party file exists’

  • Resolved thedaily1


    Hi Thomas,

    I have a problem with resolving the Adsense earnings at risk message while setting up the plugin.

    The error message is “A third-party file exists:“.

    I had previously set up another ads.txt plugin which I removed because it was not tested with wp version.

    Please advise me on what to do


    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Plugin Author Thomas M


    Hi Anetor,

    thanks for reaching out.

    It looks like that other plugin did create the ads.txt file, but did not remove it. Hence the warning in Advanced Ads, because we don’t override an existing file.

    If the publisher ID in that file is correct then just keep it. Technically, the file we create is not different for AdSense.

    They often just need time to crawl it again after it was created. If you see the warning in your WP Backend then just close it there.

    Please let me know if you need anything else.

    Best regards,

    Plugin Author Thomas M


    Hi @thedaily1,

    did you see my reply and was it able to clarify a few things?




    Spot on!

    I logged in to my Adsense account a moment ago and the error code is gone.

    Many thanks

    Plugin Author Thomas M


    Great, I am happy to read that it was resolved!

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