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  • Started 7 years ago by Sentinel
  • Latest reply 7 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • Sentinel Member

    I have a file that cannot delete too - but for a different reason than the "File not found" message. I think it is because it doesn't have a .doc extension. Usually when I have a file on my desktop that won't open because it is missing the extension, I rename it with the extension and my program can open it fine. I tried this technique in our ftp site but it wouldn't let me add it. The same error just comes up again: "server file error: (my file name): the system cannot find the file specified" -- How do I get this file deleted???

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    After you try to rename (or delete) the file and get the error message, could you please choose Fetch Transcript from the Window menu, copy the entire contents of the transcript window, and paste them here? We'll take a look and try to figure out what's going on.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Sentinel Member

    Fetch 4.0.3 System 0x1047 Serial FETCHFL001-JXF0-917A TR
    Connecting to www.theweeklysentinel.com port 21 (9/22/06 11:40:27 AM)
    220 Microsoft FTP Service
    USER MarksSentinel
    331 Password required for MarksSentinel.
    PASS
    230 User MarksSentinel logged in.
    SYST
    215 Windows_NT
    PWD
    257 "/MarksSentinel" is current directory.
    MACB ENABLE
    500 'MACB ENABLE': command not understood
    SITE DIRSTYLE
    200 MSDOS-like directory output is off
    PWD
    257 "/MarksSentinel" is current directory.
    PASV
    227 Entering Passive Mode (68,178,232,175,19,123).
    LIST
    125 Data connection already open; Transfer starting.
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 9612 Aug 11 9:57 aboutus.html
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 5151 Aug 11 9:57 affiliates.html
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 6471 Aug 31 13:21 circulation.html
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 4847 Sep 14 12:13 contact.html
    drwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 0 Sep 22 7:02 Editorials
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 639403 Aug 31 12:43 front090106.jpg
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 607969 Sep 7 13:36 front090806.jpg
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 575798 Sep 14 12:14 front091506.jpg
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 605958 Sep 22 7:42 front092206.jpg
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 4520 Sep 22 7:45 frontpage.html
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 2471 Apr 8 2005 gdform.asp
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 732 Aug 6 2003 gdform.php
    drwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 0 May 23 8:06 GeneratedItems
    drwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 0 Sep 22 7:42 images
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 5148 Sep 22 7:49 index.html
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 5887 Sep 14 12:13 rates.html
    drwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 0 May 23 8:09 Soldier
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 3782 Jul 13 12:44 soldier.gif
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 164185 May 23 8:28 SoldierMove.psd
    drwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 0 Jul 13 9:34 stats
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 1351876 May 23 8:28 subscribewp.pdf
    drwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 0 May 23 8:09 WEB
    226 Transfer complete.
    CWD Editorials
    250 CWD command successful.
    PWD
    257 "/MarksSentinel/Editorials" is current directory.
    PASV
    227 Entering Passive Mode (68,178,232,175,19,124).
    LIST
    125 Data connection already open; Transfer starting.
    drwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 0 Sep 22 7:02 Used
    226 Transfer complete.
    CWD Used
    250 CWD command successful.
    PWD
    257 "/MarksSentinel/Editorials/Used" is current directory.
    PASV
    227 Entering Passive Mode (68,178,232,175,19,125).
    LIST
    125 Data connection already open; Transfer starting.
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 28672 Sep 21 11:07 2006_0921_TCL.doc
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 27136 Sep 21 13:01 AHNA Meeting Oct 3.doc
    drwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 0 Sep 21 12:50 another chance animal
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 41984 Sep 21 11:07 Auction Success Story.doc
    drwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 0 Sep 21 11:08 AWS event
    drwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 0 Sep 21 12:37 beth ellis - A&E
    drwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 0 Sep 21 11:08 cathy fuller - A&E
    drwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 0 Sep 21 11:08 classic film - A&E
    drwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 0 Sep 21 12:11 content coaches
    drwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 0 Sep 21 12:35 crossword
    drwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 0 Sep 21 11:09 david durling
    drwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 0 Sep 21 11:09 dedication - NEWS
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 22528 Sep 21 11:09 dog wedding - PET PAGE.doc
    drwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 0 Sep 14 11:36 garden festival
    drwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 0 Sep 21 11:09 international womens club
    drwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 0 Sep 21 12:38 kitty cat lane
    drwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 0 Sep 21 11:09 ksb jess strom
    drwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 0 Sep 21 11:09 ksb linda chisholm
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 37376 Sep 21 11:10 Maine Jaycees Starts New Chapter in Eliot.doc
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 47616 Sep 21 11:10 New Director of Sales Joins York Harbor Inn.doc
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 26624 Sep 21 11:10 Organize Your Life.doc
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 26112 Sep 21 11:10 PressReleaseTreetopsChorus.doc
    drwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 0 Sep 21 12:35 sudoku
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 298496 Sep 21 11:10 Summers - Finding Capital.doc
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 31232 Sep 21 11:10 surette A&E .doc
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 27136 Sep 21 11:10 The Kittery Democratic Committee will meet on Tuesday.doc
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 52736 Sep 21 13:05 The William Fogg Public Library in Eliot.doc
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 23552 Sep 21 11:10 Wine_Scents_#191_Intersting_notes.doc
    drwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 0 Sep 21 12:57 wunder
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 32768 Sep 21 11:25 YCCC to Host Senior Employment Seminar Presented by VISTA.doc
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 45056 Sep 21 11:10 York Adult and Community Education becomes GED testing center.doc
    226 Transfer complete.
    CWD garden festival
    250 CWD command successful.
    PWD
    257 "/MarksSentinel/Editorials/Used/garden festival" is current directory.
    PASV
    227 Entering Passive Mode (68,178,232,175,19,126).
    LIST
    125 Data connection already open; Transfer starting.
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 30720 Sep 12 6:34 Garden Harvest Festival
    226 Transfer complete.
    DELE Garden Harvest Festival
    550 Garden Harvest Festival : The system cannot find the file specified.
    ftp_delete or ftp_rmdir: -30006 (state == RDEL_DELETING)
    PWD
    257 "/MarksSentinel/Editorials/Used/garden festival" is current directory.
    PASV
    227 Entering Passive Mode (68,178,232,175,19,127).
    LIST
    125 Data connection already open; Transfer starting.
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 30720 Sep 12 6:34 Garden Harvest Festival
    226 Transfer complete.

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    I would guess the problem is that the server doesn't like that you have spaces in the file name (some servers let you upload files with spaces in their names, but then won't let you do anything with those files). Have you been able to delete or rename files with spaces in their names before on this server?

    Here's one thing to try: navigate to the "garden center" folder again, and then choose "Refresh File List" from the Directories menu. Then try to delete the file.

    If that doesn't help, you'll need to contact the folks that run the server for help in removing the file (and you should ask them why they think you're having trouble deleting it, so you know what to avoid in the future).

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Sentinel Member

    Refreshing doesn't help. I've had no problems with other files using spaces in the name. The only difference is that the person who gave me the file gave it to me without the .extension at the end of the file name. I can download it from the ftp site fine and use it... I just can't get it off! Thanks anyway --

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    The lack of an extension shouldn't matter.

    It could be that there's some other funny character in the file name that isn't being shown over FTP. It sounds like you'll have to contact the server adminstrator to get it removed... sorry.

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    [This message has been edited by ScottMcGuire (edited 09-22-2006).]

    Posted 7 years ago #

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