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CuteFTP vs.pdf

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by dragonflyhip, Apr 28, 2004.

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  1. dragonflyhip

    dragonflyhip Thread Starter

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    I have successfully uploaded my website to the server using CuteFTP. Everything loaded with ease, except my pdf files . Everytime I try to upload even 1 of them I get this message "You don't have permission to perform this action." I don't know what I am doing wrong. The average pdf file size is 120Kb, and there is 4 of them in total.They are files I created and have stored on my system. I am using FrontPage to do my website, and in preview mode everything works fabulous! On the webpage itself, I am using links to access the pdf files. Any idea's?
    Thanks! :confused:
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Try renaming them to a JPG file, uploading them with the FTP, and then renaming them on the remote site. :)
     
  3. jbcalg

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    sounds like there's a setting gone wrong somewhere, likely on the server/site end of things

    try contacting the host tech folks

    but in the meantime the above suggestion should get you through
     
  4. dragonflyhip

    dragonflyhip Thread Starter

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    Thanks! I'll give it a shot and let you know how it turns out! :)
     
  5. dragonflyhip

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    No such luck renaming :( I still received the same message. I'm at a loss. Thanks for the suggestion though!
     
  6. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    I don't know why that should be an issue, but the suggestion to contact the site provider appears to be the best one...
     
  7. dragonflyhip

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    I've tried to contact support for information and have yet to receive a response from their end :mad: This may win for "dumbest question asked", but can the server be set to reject certain file types for upload? Could a pdf file be one of those file types for some reason?
    This the message I receive when I try to upload the pdf file:

    "550 Create A Roll Up.htm: Permission denied. (Filename (accept))"

    Thanks again for all your help!
     
  8. MustBNuts

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    You've tried renaming the extension, but could the file names themselves be the problem? Maybe you are using some sort of naming convention that relates to reserved words on their (the server) end...?

    Maybe try renaming your files something completely harmless, like balloon.pdf and see what happens.

    MBN
     
  9. Grinler

    Grinler Malware Specialist

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    Yes a ftp server can be configured to disallow certain file types, but that should have been avoided by changing the files to an extension that you know you can upload.

    Where are these files stored on your hard drive? Are they stored in the same place the other content that you can upload was stored in?

    Are you uploading the pdf's to the same directory as the other content? Is it possible the permissions on the server are not set properly for that directory?
     
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