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._ preceeds file name but that is not the file name (6 posts)

  • Started 5 years ago by diane
  • Latest reply 5 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • diane Member

    i am working on a mac. any image file i try to upload come with ._infront.gif. it should be infront.gif.

    i am not sure why this is happening. what can i do.

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Diane,

    Usually this is added by the server, and usually you will end up with two files - one title ._infront.gif and one titled infront.gif . Could you please try the following and let us know what happens?

    * Open Fetch.
    * Connect to the server.
    * Go to the View menu, and choose Refresh.

    This will reload the list of files from the server. Do you see a version of the file with the normal name, as well as the one with the ._ in front of it?

    Let us know and we'll proceed from there.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • diane Member

    i see two files. yes. why does this happen. it has never happened before. why all of a sudden. i got a new mac but did not think that would have changed anything. oh well. the site works but i just was confused by the ._ in front of the files.

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Diane,

    As I said, it's the server that is creating these extra files when you upload your files, not Fetch - Fetch does not create the files, but also it does not have any control over them being created.

    Your new Mac almost certainly doesn't have anything to do with this.

    Our best guess as to why this is happening all of a sudden is that your server upgraded to new software, or changed some settings on the server. We've received several reports in the past couple of months about servers that have these ._ files, so we think there's some new version of FTP server software out there that creates these files automatically for some reason.

    As long as everything is working fine, you can just ignore them. Or, you can also change Fetch's preferences so that Fetch does not show them to you. (They'll still be on the server, it's just that Fetch will hide them when you look at the list of files on the server.) To do this, go to the Fetch menu, choose Preferences, click the Miscellaneous tab, and check the "Omit filenames beginning with a period" checkbox. The next time you connect to your server, the files beginning with ._ should disappear from the list.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • diane Member

    Fetch rocks! i just wanted you to know. i have used your product for over 8 years. and i love it!!!

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Diane,

    Thanks very much!

    Best,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

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