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Bug? Virus? Malware? Problem with copying and pasting directory names (7 posts)

  • Started 2 years ago by Michael Everson
  • Latest reply 2 years ago from Michael Everson
  • Michael Everson Member

    So for many years I have put the mouse on a file name and Command-C copied it from the Fetch window and pasted it into e-mail, to tell people to get a certain document. Normally it has copy-and-pasted this way:

    http://www.mysite.com/public_html/filename.html

    A while back I noticed that this had changed to:

    http://www.mysite.com/public_html/onulaguxiv.html/filename.html

    Weird, I thought. So I looked and I found that there was actually a file called "onulaguxiv.html" in my directory. What is this? I wondered. So I downloaded it and double-clicked, and sure enough, it was a file that led me to some porn-site or other. Bleah, I said. So I deleted the file.

    Well, I'm still getting http://www.mysite.com/public_html/onulaguxiv.html/filename.html when I copy-and-paste... and my ISP says they can't find spoor of the thing.

    Any idea what is wrong here? Is it something in Fetch? Something in my directory? The ISP have run a virus-check and found nothing.

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi,

    It sounds like there's a problem with your WebView setup. You should select a file, hold down the Option key and click the WebView button. What address does it show?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Michael Everson Member

    Thanks for your response! Alas, the address is the same:

    http://www.mysite.com/public_html/onulaguxiv.html/filename.html

    Edited 2 years ago #

  • Michael Everson Member

    Ah. I find that if I go in to prefs and delete everything there the default I get is:

    http://www.mysite.com/public_html/filename.html

    Say, can WebView be set so that it only displays as:

    http://www.mysite.com/filename.html

    ?

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Do you see the correct file when you put http://www.mysite.com/filename.html into your web browser?

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Michael Everson Member

    Ah. I find that if I go in to prefs and delete everything there the default I get is:

    http://www.mysite.com/public_html/filename.html

    Say, can WebView be set so that it only displays as:

    http://www.mysite.com/filename.html

    ?

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Michael Everson Member

    Yes, I see the correct file when I put what you wrote into my browser

    Posted 2 years ago #

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