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File names being changed during upload (3 posts)

  • Started 2 years ago by Hammy
  • Latest reply 2 years ago from Hammy
  • Hammy Member

    I'm trying to upload a phpBB3 message board system to my website. It all uploads fine, but the files have been renamed in the process, so that when I try to access the directory via my browser, which I have to do to install the software, my access is denied, apparently because the browser is looking for the index file which has of course been renamed. All the files are now called things like "ftp2mJpiq"instead of things like "index.php" which they're called before they leave my desktop?
    I'd really appreciate any help or suggestions?
    Hammy Hamilton

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi,

    When you upload don't set the "If a file already exists:" menu to "Pick a different name". On some servers that option results in files getting random names like ftp2mJpiq.

    This is such a common problem that the current version of Fetch dims out the "Pick a different name" choice.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Hammy Member

    Thanks, Jim, you're a star! That worked.
    All the best
    Hammy Hamilton

    Posted 2 years ago #

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