Using Finder to Connect to an FTP Server

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  1. timswim78 macrumors 6502a

    timswim78

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    I used Finder to connect to FTP accounts on two different servers, and I get this error message when I try to upload files:

    The item filename.doc could not be moved because remote folder cannot be modified.

    This seems a little unusual because I can connect to and upload files just fine through other FTP applications. These FTP accounts are for my Web sites.
     
  2. ElectricSheep macrumors 6502

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    The Finder makes for an absolutely terrible FTP client. Any server you connect to, you will not have write permissions, only read.
     
  3. timswim78 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    WOW! That really stinks. Are there any FTP clients for OS X that allow you to just drag and drop files?

    I can do this with Windows and Linux, but I am new to the Apple platform.
     
  4. MacRumoron macrumors 6502

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  5. timswim78 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sweet! Thanks for the link. This definitely made it to my list of favorite programs.

    I downloaded, installed it, configured my FTP account, and uploaded some files within about three minutes!
     
  6. munkees macrumors 65816

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    The reason why finder suck for upload is that is logs in as user anonymous login in hence the read only
     
  7. timswim78 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Why would they have it setup to login anonymously? My servers asks for my name and password and does not allow for anonymous connections. I guess it is just one of those quirks that has not yet been worked out.
     
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  9. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    The Finder is intended only to download files from FTP servers. If you have an account on an FTP server, then it is just a server. You may upload or download at will. If you want Finder-like read/write access to desktop-mounted FTP servers, I highly recommend that you get Interarchy.
     
  10. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I prefer Transmit - the widgets alone make it worthwhile if you upload frequently to numerous accounts. All the recommendations so far are good applications. My preference is Transmit, but I can't say anything bad about the others, either.
     

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