Read only access when mapping FTP folder to desktop?

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  1. TOOFY macrumors regular

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    Hey Guys,

    Im having this strange issue with OS X. Im trying to map a folder I have on my FTP site so that i can drag and drop images/files without using an FTP program. However - in Snow Leopard, I only get read only access. But in Windows 7 i get full read/write access. Am i missing something here?

    The steps I do in OS X is,

    1. Open Finder
    2. Click Go then Connect to Server
    3. Type in URL.
    4. In my case i do " ftp://ftp.mysite.com "
    5. enter user id / password

    When the folder opens up its only read access.

    Any advice? Thank you.:confused:
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    What you are missing is that for 10 years, the MacOS X Finder has allowed only read access to Desktop-mounted FTP sites. You have read/write access via the Terminal commandline all day long. I assume that one reason that Apple limited the Finder to read access of mounted FTP sites is that the wonderful Mac software developer, Peter Lewis, had Interarchy which does exactly what you want. Interarchy is now owned by Matthew Drayton.

    I have been an Interarchy user since its previous incarnation as Anarchie. Recommended.
     
  3. TOOFY thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the reply! Can't believe this is not supported with desktop mounted FTP folders natively.
     
  4. robgendreau macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, weird but true...no Finder write capacity for mounted FTP servers (guess it's really the finder and not the sender...).

    My fav FTP client is Forklift. But there's also Cyberduck and the ever popular Fetch. Some now even let you edit stuff within them.

    Or try MacFusion and MacFuse if you are interested in a Finder-like experience.

    Rob
     
  5. TOOFY thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you! This has me a little upset to be honest. Im just going to use Win7 at this point. Cant believe im saying this but that is a real ****** move by Apple.
     

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