using filezilla on mac

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by toblerboy, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. toblerboy macrumors member

    Dec 29, 2011
    Calling any filezilla ftp specialists for help please!!!

    I use filezilla to upload to hostpapa for my website.
    I have uploaded to public html folder successfully several times. Recently I didnt know how to delete queued files - so I deleted the application.
    However I then redownloaded filezilla. The queued files were still there. However in the end I managed to figure out how to delete these files. So I thought it was back to business as normal.

    I have just tried to upload new files to my website and now it does not work. Have I done something wrong by deleting the software and re-downloading it?

    This is what it says for every file that fails. (see below) PLEASE HELP ME!!!
    Any help most gratefully received as I am losing about £30 a day by my website not being fully functional. Many thanks. TT

    Command: CWD /public_html/newly published
    Response: 550 Can't change directory to /public_html/newly published : No such file or directory
    Command: MKD /public_html/newly published /teacherofhistory
    Response: 550 Can't create directory: No such file or directory
    Command: CWD /public_html/newly published /teacherofhistory
    Response: 550 Can't change directory to /public_html/newly published /teacherofhistory: No such file or directory
    Command: SIZE /public_html/newly published /teacherofhistory/civil_war.html
    Command: CWD /public_html/newly published /teacherofhistory
    Response: 550 Can't check for file existence
    Command: PASV
    Response: 227 Entering Passive Mode (70,33,246,50,110,135)
    Command: STOR /public_html/newly published /teacherofhistory/civil_war.html
    Response: 553 Can't open that file: No such file or directory
    Error: Critical file transfer error
  2. samwich macrumors regular

    Aug 5, 2007
    Not sure, but it seems you're trying to upload files into the "newly published" directory inside your "public_html" folder, but that folder doesn't exist, or doesn't have writable permissions.

    It's hard to say what you're trying to accomplish, but you may just want to re-queue the newly published folder to upload into the public_html folder.

    On a side note, it is generally a bad idea to include spaces in your file and folder names for items that are going to be online. You're better off replacing the spaces with dashes or underscores.
  3. Dunmail macrumors regular

    Mar 27, 2009
    Skipton, UK
    In Filezilla when you connect to the remote site, look at the owners of the files and directories. This will be a number like 531. There will also be a group number, usually the same as the owner ID. Every file and directory should have the same owner ID.

    If there is a folder with a different owner ID, try uploading to that.

    You might have to get your ISP to run a chown command over your site to give all the files and folders the correct owner ID.
  4. 960design macrumors 68000

    Apr 17, 2012
    Destin, FL
    Not an answer, just a recomendation:

    Drop Filezilla and download Cyberduck.

    just recommending

    PS ( caveat ) I really like filezilla, but like the cyberduck interface so much more. Just drag and drop, almost exactly like Finder
  5. fig macrumors 6502a


    Jun 13, 2012
    Austin, TX
    I've always found Transmit to be worth the few bucks you pay, but Cyberduck is a nice free alternative.
  6. Murgatroyd, Sep 18, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2012

    Murgatroyd macrumors member


    Feb 26, 2010
    New York
    Try this

    I use Fillzilla and had a similar problem uploading any updated iWeb folder from desktop to Yahoo. For some reason certain files were not being updated.

    Create and upload the files to another root folder and then have the index.html point from public_html to this new directory.
  7. Murgatroyd macrumors member


    Feb 26, 2010
    New York
    You're using iWeb, too.

    And you use the same iWeb template I use, too. My compliments. :)

    In preferences have filezilla only upload files in folder uploads that are new or resized. I always now have iWeb download to desktop my website as an entire folder and then filezilla will only update the files that have changed. iWeb has idiosyncratics that sometimes change files you haven't touched while editing other files. Filezilla knows what files iWeb has changed and uploads them.

    Filezilla does what I want. I'm satisfied.

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