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Emailing a direct link to a file - (8 posts)

  • Started 6 years ago by SFdigifilm
  • Latest reply 3 months ago from Jim Matthews
  • SFdigifilm Member

    Hey, everyone.

    I want to be able to email a link to a specific file on my server. So, if I use Fetch to upload a file named APPLE to MYSITE.com, I would like to be able to email someone the link MYSITE/APPLE and they would be able to download the file.

    Help would be awesome. Thanks!

    Posted 6 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    The WebView feature, available in Fetch 5.2 and later, can help you do this.

    WebView lets you set up a correspondence between files you see listed in Fetch and their address on a website, so that you can copy the web addresses of those files while in Fetch. It requires a little configuration - you must tell Fetch the web address of your server, because in most cases, Fetch cannot figure out your web server's address automatically (because it's different for each server).

    For more information and setup instructions, please see the setting up WebView topic in Fetch Help (or just click the link here).

    Please let us know if you have further questions.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 6 years ago #

  • jamie Member

    Hi,

    I'm attempting to set up my fetch software to generate direct web links to files on my FTP site. My site is hosted by web.com. I enabled web view in fetch, and when I copy the file link from fetch and click on it, it brings me to a generic "file not found" page at web.com. I followed the directions from the forum at the link below on the fetch site…

    http://fetchsoftworks.com/fetch/messageboard/direct-download-links.

    Any help to get this functionality would be appreciated.
    Thanks,
    jamie

    Posted 3 months ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi,

    It sounds like WebView is not configured correctly. Could you:

    1) Choose Preferences from the Fetch menu
    2) Click on the WebView tab

    You should see an entry for your server, linking a Fetch address (starting with ftp://) to a web address (starting with http://). What are those two addresses?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 3 months ago #

  • jamie Member

    Hi Jim,

    The addresses read as follows…

    ftp://ftpclient:@jamieandersonvo.com/
    http://www.jamieandersonvo.com

    The file link fetch gives me is this..
    http://www.jamieandersonvo.com/FOR%20ACME/JAMIEVO_MULANY5.1.aif

    It leads me to a file not found page at web.com, my host.

    Thx,
    jamie

    Posted 3 months ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi,

    Thanks, that's helpful. Could you connect to the server with Fetch, choose "View Verbose File List" from the Remote menu, and post the results? That will let me know what files and folders are at the top level of your account, which may help me suggest a correct WebView configuration.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 3 months ago #

  • jamie Member

    Hi Jim,

    Sorry for the delay,

    Here are the results of the "view verbose file list" action.
    Thx,
    Jamie

    drwxr-xr-x 43 30039 30039 8192 May 02 00:06 .
    drwxr-xr-x 43 30039 30039 8192 May 02 00:06 ..
    -rw-r--r-- 1 30039 30039 152 Sep 11 2008 .htaccess
    -rw-r--r-- 1 30039 30039 21 Jan 19 2008 .htpasswd
    drwxr-xr-x 2 30039 30039 4096 Oct 22 2013 AV SQUAD
    drwxr-xr-x 2 30039 30039 4096 Aug 01 2012 CIMARRON
    drwxr-xr-x 2 30039 30039 4096 Aug 01 2012 CNN
    drwxr-xr-x 2 30039 30039 4096 Aug 01 2012 FOR ABC
    drwxr-xr-x 2 30039 30039 4096 Aug 01 2012 FOR ABUNDANT
    drwxr-xr-x 2 30039 30039 4096 May 06 18:27 FOR ACME
    drwxr-xr-x 2 30039 30039 4096 Aug 01 2012 FOR ALKEMI
    drwxr-xr-x 2 30039 30039 4096 Jun 28 2013 FOR AMMO
    drwxr-xr-x 2 30039 30039 4096 Nov 01 2012 FOR ANT FARM
    drwxr-xr-x 2 30039 30039 4096 Jun 20 2013 FOR BIG IDEA
    drwxr-xr-x 2 30039 30039 4096 Aug 01 2012 FOR BIG PIC
    drwxr-xr-x 2 30039 30039 4096 May 28 2013 FOR BLT
    drwxr-xr-x 2 30039 30039 4096 Jun 18 2013 FOR BUDDHA
    drwxr-xr-x 2 30039 30039 4096 Mar 06 00:29 FOR CREATE
    drwxr-xr-x 2 30039 30039 4096 Jan 21 2013 FOR CREATIVE PARTNERSHIP
    drwxr-xr-x 2 30039 30039 4096 Feb 27 2013 FOR DAVID MILLER
    drwxr-xr-x 2 30039 30039 4096 Dec 11 02:02 FOR EDITPOOL
    drwxr-xr-x 2 30039 30039 4096 Aug 28 2013 FOR FLYER
    drwxr-xr-x 2 30039 30039 4096 Sep 11 2013 FOR IGNITION
    drwxr-xr-x 2 30039 30039 4096 Jan 10 01:09 FOR IN SYNC
    drwxr-xr-x 2 30039 30039 4096 Aug 14 2012 FOR KINOSLAVO
    drwxr-xr-x 2 30039 30039 4096 Mar 27 2013 FOR MOBSCENE
    drwxr-xr-x 2 30039 30039 4096 Feb 22 2013 FOR OPEN ROAD
    drwxr-xr-x 3 30039 30039 4096 Feb 20 2013 FOR PARAMOUNT
    drwxr-xr-x 2 30039 30039 4096 Dec 12 18:07 FOR PPC
    drwxr-xr-x 2 30039 30039 4096 Feb 19 21:01 FOR RATED I
    drwxr-xr-x 2 30039 30039 4096 May 31 2013 FOR SEISMIC
    drwxr-xr-x 3 30039 30039 4096 Jun 14 2013 FOR STEVE BREMNER
    drwxr-xr-x 2 30039 30039 4096 Feb 26 2013 FOR TAO
    drwxr-xr-x 2 30039 30039 4096 Feb 19 19:53 FOR TRAILER PARK
    drwxr-xr-x 2 30039 30039 4096 Jun 27 2012 FOR TRANSIT
    drwxr-xr-x 2 30039 30039 4096 May 06 02:05 FOR VIBE
    drwxr-xr-x 2 30039 30039 4096 Jul 11 2012 FOR VIEWPOINT
    drwxr-xr-x 2 30039 30039 4096 Apr 27 2013 FOR WILDCARD
    drwxr-xr-x 2 30039 30039 4096 Jun 04 2013 FOR WORKSHOP
    drwxr-xr-x 2 30039 30039 4096 Oct 19 2013 JAMIE FILES
    drwxr-xr-x 2 30039 30039 4096 Feb 03 22:33 NEED FOR SPEED
    drwxr-xr-x 3 30039 30039 4096 Sep 19 2013 SMG FILES
    drwxr-xr-x 3 30039 30039 4096 May 06 18:48 for andy
    drwxr-xr-x 2 30039 30039 4096 Sep 27 2013 kandi photos
    drwxr-xr-x 2 30039 30039 4096 Aug 01 2012 mom

    Posted 3 months ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi,

    I apologize for my delay in responding. Your http://www.jamieandersonvo.com site is a bit unusual; connecting there redirects to a page on a different site, http://www.jmtalent.com/anderson.html. My guess is that this redirection (which may be in the .htaccess file that appears in the file list) is why you can't get at the JAMIEVO_MULANY5.1.aif file in the FOR ACME folder. I would recommend consulting with whoever set up the site, or your hosting company, for more help.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 3 months ago #

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