How to send files to FTP server

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by azscp, Jan 7, 2007.

  1. macrumors member

    Nov 9, 2006
    Hey guys,

    I'm trying to send files to an FTP server but when I drag and drop the files I get a message that says "xxxxx could not be moved because 'ftp server name' cannot be modified."

    xxxxx represents folder name (files I want to transfer).

    I've transfered files to this ftp server before but on a PC and it was pretty simple. I'm sure I'm just overlooking a tiny detail.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  2. macrumors regular

    Dec 30, 2006
    The first time I transferred a file with Cyberduck, it transferred with 444 permissions so I couldn't even download it back out. Perhaps the folder you're uploading to has the wrong permissions? I know it seems obvious, but with Cyberduck, you don't even see permissions unless you look for them so thought I'd mention it.

    Good luck!
  3. Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    Are you trying to upload to a ftp server using Finder? If so, that is unfortunately impossible at the moment.

    You need a 3rd party ftp client (or use ftp commands via Terminal), the abobe mentioned Cyberduck is a very nice, free client, abd if you need something even better and more stable, check out Transmit, well worth $29 (and there is a 14 day downloadable trial available).
  4. thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 9, 2006
    Thanks for the help guys. I used cyberduck and it worked. If in the future I find myself needing to upload a lot, I'll look at the other suggested programs.

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