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Folders in my Fetch window (4 posts)

  • Started 3 years ago by NJDevil
  • Latest reply 3 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • NJDevil Member

    From the previous website creator/host, these are the folders in there....
    anon_ftp
    bin
    cgi-bin
    conf
    error_docs
    httpdocs
    httpsdocs - folders in here are also in httpdocs - css, img, picture_library, plesk-stat, test
    pd
    private
    statistics
    subdomains
    web_users

    From going thru the Fetch tutorial, it seems none of those are necessary...some of them are empty, some could not be accessed, are there any files that must be in there? or is it only the files that I create for the site? (I have no idea what some of those words mean, like plesk-stat, favicon.ico. The test folder has 9 folders inside all with different test files ?????)

    Posted 3 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    Most of those folders are created automatically by the server, for every account on the server, and are used by the server for different purposes, and should be left alone.

    I'm not sure about the test folder, specifically. But if you have questions about why some of those folders are there, what they're for, and if you can delete them, you should talk to the company or people who run your server; they are the ones that can best answer those questions; they are the ones who set it up and every server is different.

    If you're creating a website, the httpdocs folder is probably the only one of interest to you - that's most likely where your webpage files should go.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 3 years ago #

  • NJDevil Member

    OK thanks. But the folders that say "Fetch could not open folder "conf" because the FTP server says that the requested item was not a folder or could not be accessed. Server responded: No such file or directory" - don't you think I can delete those?

    Posted 3 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    You are probably getting that message because you do not have permission to look inside that folder - it "belongs" to the server so you aren't allowed to look inside it or make changes to it. So you would not be able to delete it, either.

    Some servers hide the folders that belong to the server better than others; it sounds like yours always shows them to you. It's kind of like looking at a car engine - there are a few parts of it that you can access and easily make changes (like adding windshield washer fluid or checking the oil level), but there's an awful lot stuff around the engine that is important but which isn't really user-serviceable.

    You can set up Fetch so that when you connect to your server, you go directly to the httpdocs folder, so that you do not have to see the other folders. If you'd like information on that, please let us know.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 3 years ago #

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