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Information in initial folder field (3 posts)
- Started 8 years ago by gary_collins
- Latest reply 8 years ago from gary_collins
I'm using Fetch 5.3 to upload new pages to my personal web space with Virgin Media/NTL. I've tried uploading to the same directories as before - i.e. where my old (now deleted) files used to sit, but the pages can't be found.
I'm entering the right information in the host name, user name and password fields but am not sure what to put in the initial folder field. Should this be the index.html page for my website or just the folder path e.g. http://homepage.ntlworld.com/gary_collins.
Scott McGuire Administrator
Often the correct thing to do is to leave the initial folder field empty; you do not need to enter any of your webpage's address as the initial folder - web servers are usually smart enough to connect you to the correct place based on the username you enter. The initial folder path should never include a file name (so don't include index.html as part of it).
If you uploaded your new pages to the same place the old ones were, that should be correct. It sounds like they just did not replace your old pages.
One thing to make sure to do is if your new pages are stored inside a folder on your Mac, you need to be sure to upload everything that is inside that folder, but not the folder itself.
Let's say, for example, all your website files are in a folder called "website". (You may actually have called it something different, and that's fine, this is just an example.)
What you need to do is to upload everything inside the "website" folder, but not the "website" folder itself.
You can do this easily by connecting to your server, going to the folder containing your old pages, then opening the "website" folder on your Mac, and dragging everything inside it to the Fetch window.
Let us know if this helps or not.
Thanks for that advice. I have uploaded my new files from within the folder where they are stored on my Mac, and I can now see my new website.
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