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

    I have two or three folders that I cannot delete in the transfer window. The dialog I get is "xyz file the system cannot find the specified file. " I have tried to open up the folder to delete files inside and I get the same message. One of the items is also an archive (uu format), and I can't do anything with that either. I have had this problem before, but have usually been able to resolve it by going inside the folders and deleting files within. Working on a mac running OS 10.6.8. Thank you. These were uploaded from a different mac but I have done this many times before between the two machines.

    Edited 2 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi,

    Thanks for contacting us. Could you try refreshing the file list (choose Refresh from the View menu), then try deleting one of the files, and then choose "Fetch Transcript" from the Window menu and post the contents of that window? That will hopefully give us some clues to what is going on.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Yvonne Member

    Fetch 5.7.1 (5H465) Intel (Web Store) running on Mac OS X 10.6.8 (10K549) Intel English
    StuffIt Engine 0x820, StuffIt SDK Version 10.1.1b1
    Partial serial FETCH55001-UGJN-P5L2 T
    Connecting to ftp.suth.com port 21 (Mac OS X firewall is allowing connections) (7/3/12 11:57 AM)
    Connected to 10.1.1.2 port 21 (7/3/12 11:57 AM)
    220 Microsoft FTP Service
    USER marketingftp
    331 Password required for marketingftp.
    PASS
    230-Welcome to The Sutherland Group Ltd.
    This computer system is "FOR OFFICIAL
    SUTHERLAND GROUP, LTD. use ONLY by specifically authorized personnel and
    includes confidential, proprietary and privileged information.
    If you use, or attempt to use the FTP Service of FTP.SUTH.COM for purposes other than uploading and downloading legitimate business files, including but not limited to tampering, hacking, modifying or otherwise corrupting the security or functionality of the FTP Service or the services on the server to which FTP services reside, you will be subject to damages and other penalties, including criminal prosecution where available. Unauthorized attempts are subject to disciplinary action including termination and/or criminal and civil prosecution.
    FTP is available for client and internal use only.
    230 User marketingftp logged in.
    SYST
    215 Windows_NT
    PWD
    257 "/marketingftp" is current directory.
    PWD
    257 "/marketingftp" is current directory.
    TYPE A
    200 Type set to A.
    PASV
    227 Entering Passive Mode (10,1,1,2,5,176).
    Making data connection to 10.1.1.2 port 1456
    LIST -al
    125 Data connection already open; Transfer starting.
    04-20-12 11:39AM <DIR> Accounting Minute Logo Header
    05-30-12 01:13PM <DIR> All
    04-06-12 01:28PM <DIR> Banking Services_A3
    04-06-12 01:27PM <DIR> BankingServices_US
    04-06-12 01:26PM <DIR> Best of Breed Collateral
    06-22-12 04:53PM <DIR> Careers website Revamp_062012
    04-03-12 10:57PM <DIR> Clarity Source Files
    04-06-12 01:24PM <DIR> Corporate Logos
    04-06-12 01:25PM <DIR> Correct Corp Logos
    06-08-12 04:26PM <DIR> Egypt Calendar
    04-20-12 11:39AM <DIR> FAO Signatures
    04-20-12 11:41AM <DIR> Final Logo files
    05-17-12 04:59PM <DIR> Lenovo
    04-05-12 05:06PM <DIR> Morph logo
    06-28-12 05:08PM <DIR> NPS Video
    05-17-12 03:07PM <DIR> Postup Stands Artwork files_051712
    06-28-12 05:05PM <DIR> Proposal Template Rework_05.2012
    04-10-12 05:03PM <DIR> Sherine_Egypt Booth_042012
    05-30-12 01:26PM <DIR> ShopForExhibits_053012
    07-03-12 08:48AM <DIR> Smartleap
    04-12-12 05:16PM <DIR> Smartleap Flash Video
    06-28-12 05:06PM <DIR> Staples EasyTEch Brochure
    06-29-12 10:12AM 77254416 Sutherland_BankingYESad18x24 Folder.zip
    06-29-12 10:18AM 39843785 Sutherland_Clarityes_poster18x24 Folder.zip
    06-29-12 10:25AM 44901876 Sutherland_EuroRev_BankPoster18x24 Folder.zip
    06-28-12 05:07PM <DIR> Twitter logo
    05-21-12 08:27AM <DIR> Values Posters_052112
    226 Transfer complete.
    PWD
    257 "/marketingftp" is current directory.
    PWD
    257 "/marketingftp" is current directory.
    Update check skipped at 7/3/12 11:59 AM (next check after 7/11/12 7:52 AM)
    PWD
    257 "/marketingftp" is current directory.
    PWD
    257 "/marketingftp" is current directory.
    PWD
    257 "/marketingftp" is current directory.
    QUIT
    221 Goodbye! Have a GREAT day!
    Connecting to ftp.suth.com port 21 (Mac OS X firewall is allowing connections) (7/3/12 12:02 PM)
    Connected to 10.1.1.2 port 21 (7/3/12 12:02 PM)
    220 Microsoft FTP Service
    USER marketingftp
    331 Password required for marketingftp.
    PASS
    230-Welcome to The Sutherland Group Ltd.
    This computer system is "FOR OFFICIAL
    SUTHERLAND GROUP, LTD. use ONLY by specifically authorized personnel and
    includes confidential, proprietary and privileged information.
    If you use, or attempt to use the FTP Service of FTP.SUTH.COM for purposes other than uploading and downloading legitimate business files, including but not limited to tampering, hacking, modifying or otherwise corrupting the security or functionality of the FTP Service or the services on the server to which FTP services reside, you will be subject to damages and other penalties, including criminal prosecution where available. Unauthorized attempts are subject to disciplinary action including termination and/or criminal and civil prosecution.
    FTP is available for client and internal use only.
    230 User marketingftp logged in.
    SYST
    215 Windows_NT
    PWD
    257 "/marketingftp" is current directory.
    CWD /marketingftp/
    250 CWD command successful.
    PWD
    257 "/marketingftp" is current directory.
    CWD Smartleap
    250 CWD command successful.
    PWD
    257 "/marketingftp/Smartleap" is current directory.
    TYPE A
    200 Type set to A.
    PASV
    227 Entering Passive Mode (10,1,1,2,6,27).
    Making data connection to 10.1.1.2 port 1563
    LIST -al
    125 Data connection already open; Transfer starting.
    07-02-12 10:29PM <DIR> Other WhitePapers
    07-03-12 08:55AM <DIR> FWFAOWhitePaper
    226 Transfer complete.
    CWD FWFAOWhitePaper
    250 CWD command successful.
    PWD
    257 "/marketingftp/Smartleap/FWFAOWhitePaper" is current directory.
    PASV
    227 Entering Passive Mode (10,1,1,2,6,29).
    Making data connection to 10.1.1.2 port 1565
    LIST -al
    125 Data connection already open; Transfer starting.
    07-02-12 10:54PM <DIR> Other WhitePapers
    07-02-12 11:00PM 0 Other WhitePapers.uu
    226 Transfer complete.
    CWD Other WhitePapers
    550 Other WhitePapers: The system cannot find the file specified.◇
    Fetch could not open the folder “Other WhitePapers” because the FTP server says that the requested item could not be accessed. (If you entered a file or folder name or URL, check that it is correct.
    Server responded: “Other WhitePapers: The system cannot find the file specified. ”)
    ftp_cwd: 2,-30006 (state == RDEL_TRY_CWD)
    PWD
    257 "/marketingftp/Smartleap/FWFAOWhitePaper" is current directory.
    PASV
    227 Entering Passive Mode (10,1,1,2,6,30).
    Making data connection to 10.1.1.2 port 1566
    LIST -al
    125 Data connection already open; Transfer starting.
    07-02-12 10:54PM <DIR> Other WhitePapers
    07-02-12 11:00PM 0 Other WhitePapers.uu
    226 Transfer complete.
    CWD Other WhitePapers
    550 Other WhitePapers: The system cannot find the file specified.◇
    Fetch could not open the folder “Other WhitePapers” because the FTP server says that the requested item could not be accessed. (If you entered a file or folder name or URL, check that it is correct.
    Server responded: “Other WhitePapers: The system cannot find the file specified. ”)
    ftp_cwd: 2,-30006 (state == CHANGING_DIR)
    DELE Other WhitePapers.uu
    550 Other WhitePapers.uu: The system cannot find the file specified.◇
    ftp_delete or ftp_rmdir: 2,-30006 (state == RDEL_DELETING)
    retry_failed_operation derr = 2, -30006 retry_state = RDEL_DELETING cancel_cur_cmd = 0 force_reconnect = 0 tw->retry_reconnect_count = 0 making_progress = 0, tw->retry_count = 0
    Error deleting, will retry (attempt #1)
    PWD
    257 "/marketingftp/Smartleap/FWFAOWhitePaper" is current directory.
    DELE Other WhitePapers.uu
    550 Other WhitePapers.uu: The system cannot find the file specified.◇
    ftp_delete or ftp_rmdir: 2,-30006 (state == RDEL_DELETING)
    retry_failed_operation derr = 2, -30006 retry_state = RDEL_DELETING cancel_cur_cmd = 0 force_reconnect = 0 tw->retry_reconnect_count = 0 making_progress = 0, tw->retry_count = 1
    Error deleting, will retry (attempt #2)
    PWD
    257 "/marketingftp/Smartleap/FWFAOWhitePaper" is current directory.
    DELE Other WhitePapers.uu
    550 Other WhitePapers.uu: The system cannot find the file specified.◇
    ftp_delete or ftp_rmdir: 2,-30006 (state == RDEL_DELETING)
    retry_failed_operation derr = 2, -30006 retry_state = RDEL_DELETING cancel_cur_cmd = 0 force_reconnect = 0 tw->retry_reconnect_count = 0 making_progress = 0, tw->retry_count = 2
    Error deleting, will retry (attempt #3)
    PWD
    257 "/marketingftp/Smartleap/FWFAOWhitePaper" is current directory.
    DELE Other WhitePapers.uu
    550 Other WhitePapers.uu: The system cannot find the file specified.◇
    ftp_delete or ftp_rmdir: 2,-30006 (state == RDEL_DELETING)
    retry_failed_operation derr = 2, -30006 retry_state = RDEL_DELETING cancel_cur_cmd = 0 force_reconnect = 0 tw->retry_reconnect_count = 0 making_progress = 0, tw->retry_count = 3
    Fetch could not delete “Other WhitePapers.uu” because the FTP server says that the requested item could not be accessed. (If you entered a file or folder name or URL, check that it is correct.
    Server responded: “Other WhitePapers.uu: The system cannot find the file specified. ”)
    PWD
    257 "/marketingftp/Smartleap/FWFAOWhitePaper" is current directory.
    PASV
    227 Entering Passive Mode (10,1,1,2,6,37).
    Making data connection to 10.1.1.2 port 1573
    LIST -al
    125 Data connection already open; Transfer starting.
    07-02-12 10:54PM <DIR> Other WhitePapers
    07-02-12 11:00PM 0 Other WhitePapers.uu
    226 Transfer complete.
    CWD /marketingftp/Smartleap/FWFAOWhitePaper
    250 CWD command successful.
    PWD
    257 "/marketingftp/Smartleap/FWFAOWhitePaper" is current directory.
    PASV
    227 Entering Passive Mode (10,1,1,2,6,38).
    Making data connection to 10.1.1.2 port 1574
    LIST -al
    125 Data connection already open; Transfer starting.
    07-02-12 10:54PM <DIR> Other WhitePapers
    07-02-12 11:00PM 0 Other WhitePapers.uu
    226 Transfer complete.
    CWD /marketingftp/Smartleap/FWFAOWhitePaper
    250 CWD command successful.
    PWD
    257 "/marketingftp/Smartleap/FWFAOWhitePaper" is current directory.
    PASV
    227 Entering Passive Mode (10,1,1,2,6,47).
    Making data connection to 10.1.1.2 port 1583
    LIST -al
    125 Data connection already open; Transfer starting.
    07-02-12 10:54PM <DIR> Other WhitePapers
    07-02-12 11:00PM 0 Other WhitePapers.uu
    226 Transfer complete.
    CWD /marketingftp/Smartleap/FWFAOWhitePaper
    250 CWD command successful.
    PWD
    257 "/marketingftp/Smartleap/FWFAOWhitePaper" is current directory.
    PASV
    227 Entering Passive Mode (10,1,1,2,6,61).
    Making data connection to 10.1.1.2 port 1597
    LIST -al
    125 Data connection already open; Transfer starting.
    07-02-12 10:54PM <DIR> Other WhitePapers
    07-02-12 11:00PM 0 Other WhitePapers.uu
    226 Transfer complete.
    CWD /marketingftp/Smartleap/FWFAOWhitePaper
    250 CWD command successful.
    PWD
    257 "/marketingftp/Smartleap/FWFAOWhitePaper" is current directory.
    PASV
    227 Entering Passive Mode (10,1,1,2,6,86).
    Making data connection to 10.1.1.2 port 1622
    LIST -al
    125 Data connection already open; Transfer starting.
    07-02-12 10:54PM <DIR> Other WhitePapers
    07-02-12 11:00PM 0 Other WhitePapers.uu
    226 Transfer complete.
    DELE Other WhitePapers.uu
    550 Other WhitePapers.uu: The system cannot find the file specified.◇
    ftp_delete or ftp_rmdir: 2,-30006 (state == RDEL_DELETING)
    retry_failed_operation derr = 2, -30006 retry_state = RDEL_DELETING cancel_cur_cmd = 0 force_reconnect = 0 tw->retry_reconnect_count = 0 making_progress = 0, tw->retry_count = 0
    Error deleting, will retry (attempt #1)
    PWD
    257 "/marketingftp/Smartleap/FWFAOWhitePaper" is current directory.
    DELE Other WhitePapers.uu
    550 Other WhitePapers.uu: The system cannot find the file specified.◇
    ftp_delete or ftp_rmdir: 2,-30006 (state == RDEL_DELETING)
    retry_failed_operation derr = 2, -30006 retry_state = RDEL_DELETING cancel_cur_cmd = 0 force_reconnect = 0 tw->retry_reconnect_count = 0 making_progress = 0, tw->retry_count = 1
    Error deleting, will retry (attempt #2)
    PWD
    257 "/marketingftp/Smartleap/FWFAOWhitePaper" is current directory.
    DELE Other WhitePapers.uu
    550 Other WhitePapers.uu: The system cannot find the file specified.◇
    ftp_delete or ftp_rmdir: 2,-30006 (state == RDEL_DELETING)
    retry_failed_operation derr = 2, -30006 retry_state = RDEL_DELETING cancel_cur_cmd = 0 force_reconnect = 0 tw->retry_reconnect_count = 0 making_progress = 0, tw->retry_count = 2
    Error deleting, will retry (attempt #3)
    PWD
    257 "/marketingftp/Smartleap/FWFAOWhitePaper" is current directory.
    DELE Other WhitePapers.uu
    550 Other WhitePapers.uu: The system cannot find the file specified.◇
    ftp_delete or ftp_rmdir: 2,-30006 (state == RDEL_DELETING)
    retry_failed_operation derr = 2, -30006 retry_state = RDEL_DELETING cancel_cur_cmd = 0 force_reconnect = 0 tw->retry_reconnect_count = 0 making_progress = 0, tw->retry_count = 3
    Fetch could not delete “Other WhitePapers.uu” because the FTP server says that the requested item could not be accessed. (If you entered a file or folder name or URL, check that it is correct.
    Server responded: “Other WhitePapers.uu: The system cannot find the file specified. ”)
    PWD
    257 "/marketingftp/Smartleap/FWFAOWhitePaper" is current directory.
    PASV
    227 Entering Passive Mode (10,1,1,2,6,93).
    Making data connection to 10.1.1.2 port 1629
    LIST -al
    125 Data connection already open; Transfer starting.
    07-02-12 10:54PM <DIR> Other WhitePapers
    07-02-12 11:00PM 0 Other WhitePapers.uu
    226 Transfer complete.

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Yvonne Member

    Thank you for your quick response.

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Thanks for posting that transcript. The server is listing the "Other WhitePapers" and "Other WhitePapers.uu" items, but then claiming that they are not there when you try to delete them.

    Here's a work-around that might help:

    1) Go to the FWFAOWhitePaper folder containing the "Other WhitePapers" and "Other WhitePapers.uu" items
    2) Choose "Send FTP Commands…" from the Remote menu
    3) Enter:

    SITE DIRSTYLE

    and click the "Send Commands" button
    4) Try to delete the items

    If that still does not work, could you send the transcript again?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Yvonne Member

    It worked like a charm. Thank you so much!

    Now if this should happen again, should I use the same work around?

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Yes, by all means.

    The source of the problem (I'm guessing) is that these items had names starting with one or more space characters. This server's regular file list style removes those spaces, causing the "file not found" errors. The command you sent tells the server to use a different file list style, which does not remove the spaces.

    So one lesson to take away from this is that it's a bad idea to give files names that start with spaces. Of course I don't think that often happens on purpose; it's usually an accident.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Yvonne Member

    That's great. And yes, I wouldn't normally name a file starting with a space or any other characters which might create server conflicts, but I could see it happening by mistake here and there.

    Again, my sincere thanks. Though by no means a power user, I have used Fetch for years and love the program!
    Being able to get support almost immediately via the web is just the icing on the cake!

    Posted 2 years ago #

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