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Just checking on safe upload techniques for HTML files (4 posts)

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  • Started 9 years ago by Tracey
  • Latest reply 9 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • Tracey Member

    Hi,

    I'm still using Fetch 3.03 and had an issue with some PHP files corrupting when uploading with the drag and drop feature. I then used the Put File Option, and specified Text format, and all seems fine now.

    The question I have is this: I've been using Fetch for 3 years with the Automatic button checked in the text window and uploading my HTML files by dragging from my desktop folder and dropping into the Fetch window. Is this OK? or should I always use Put Files for my HTML files and specify them as Text?

    Just wanting to make sure I am doing it right. Thanks so much.

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    In Fetch 3.0.3 if you drag to the transfer window Fetch will use the default upload format set in Preferences. For text files that's usually Text format, so you should be fine.

    It could be that the PHP files were corrupted because Fetch did not recognize them as text files, and used the default binary upload format instead. As you discovered, using the Put command and specifying the format manually works around that issue.

    If you upgrade to Fetch 4.0.3 you can set the upload format for drags right in the Transfer window. You can download a free 15-day trial of Fetch 4.0.3 from http://fetchsoftworks.com (and the upgrade is free if you licensed Fetch 3.0.3 from Fetch Softworks).

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Tracey Member

    Thanks for the quick reply, Jim.

    So HTML files should always be uploaded as text then, correct? Just double checking because I'm thinking that I usually just drag and drop all of those, and both my default text format and non-text format upload preferences are set to Raw Data.

    Should the default text format be set to Text and the Default non-text format be set to Raw in the Upload Preferences to make sure I am doing this correctly?

    It's been working fine for years, and now I'm worrying about it : )

    I will eventually get the new version. Just so dang busy building web sites for clients I can't take a chance on having the software glitch at this point--the ol' "Why fix it if it's not broke?", although it seems that it needs a little fixing to make sure I'm uploading these files right.

    Tracey

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    I generally recommend uploading HTML files in Text format, but in a lot of situations Raw Data format will work as well; so I'm not surprised to hear that's been working for you.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 9 years ago #

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