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  • Started 2 years ago by anne
  • Latest reply 2 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • anne Member

    What the heck is a hostname?

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi Anne,

    A hostname is the name of a computer that can be accessed over the internet. For example, "www.apple.com" is a hostname, as is "ftp.fetchsoftworks.com".

    If you are using Fetch to upload a website your web hosting provider would give you the hostname to connect to in order to upload your website's files. That's the hostname you would enter into Fetch's New Connection dialog. They would also give you a username and a password to enter.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • anne Member

    thanks JIm. I finally figured out how to type the question into the search window and managed to get to the file. But now having a problem that I've downloaded the (zip) file I needed and can't get it to open... It's a sound track for final cut pro. Any suggestions of how to look for guidance on this problem? Thank you!

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Does the file have a name that ends in .zip? What happens when you try to open it?

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • anne Member

    Yes, Jim, it ends in zip (EFX FINAL.wav.zip) When I try to open it, I get a message with the Fetch dog on it which says:

    The action could not be completed b/c an error has occurred. Mac OS error - 50

    And if I go back to the original file in the download window and click on it, I get the cursor as little dog running and the clock counting down how long it'll be before it's downloaded....which I've foolishly done many times now...

    Thanks for the speedy reply!

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi,

    If you've downloaded it a number of times you should see multiple copies of the file in the Downloads folder of your Mac, in the Finder. Do you see it there? I expect it would be called

    EFX FINAL.wav.zip
    EFX FINAL.wav 1.zip
    EFX FINAL.wav 2.zip
    etc.

    To open the Downloads folder, go to the Finder, choose "Home" from the Go menu, then open the Downloads folder.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • anne Member

    I only see it once in the small downloads folder with the Fetch hostname at the top if it and none at all in the Downloads or Mail Downloads folders....

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    My guess is that the "small downloads folder with the Fetch hostname at the top of it" is actually your Fetch transfer window. [Look to the top-left of your screen, next to the Apple menu. If it says "Fetch" there, Fetch is the active application.] That represents files that are on the server you are connected to, out on the Internet.

    To find a file on your hard disk you want to switch to the Finder (at which point it will say "Finder" next to the Apple menu). You can switch to the Finder by clicking on the left-most icon in your Dock at the bottom of the screen (the square icon that looks like a face in two shades of blue).

    I am puzzled that you don't see anything in the Downloads folder.

    One thing you might try is creating a new folder on your Mac, positioning its (empty) window such that you can see it and the Fetch transfer window at the same time, and then dragging the EFX FINAL.wav.zip file from Fetch to the empty Finder window. The file should then appear in the Finder window.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • anne Member

    what I've been doing is dragging and dropping it into a file in my external hard drive. Having you right there has calmed me down enough to be able to look at the situation more carefully.

    The original file in the 'transfer window' (that seems like what it is) is 60.7 MB. The files I;ve been dragging and dropping are never anywhere close to that. And they're all different sizes. Some as little as 4 KB. Wait. It just worked! In fact the most recent drag and drop yielded a 99.8 MB file which now opens as a wav player.

    Thank you for holding my hand, Jim so I could stick with this long enough to get somewhere with it! Problem solved.
    Very grateful!

    Best,
    Anne

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    You're very welcome!

    Posted 2 years ago #

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