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  • Started 2 years ago by Peter
  • Latest reply 2 years ago from Royden
  • Peter Member

    I need to delete the following folder (ftp://DEWYDELL:@ftp.abebooks.com/ImageLoadProblemReports/) but when I hit the Delete button I get this message: Fetch could not delete "ImageLoadProblemReports" because the server says you do not have the required permissions. Contact the server administrator if you think you should have permission to take this action. Server Responded: "ImageLoadProblemReports: Permission denied."

    The party (ABEbooks.com) I'm sending the images to says it can't help. Can anyone? From whom do I need permission? Who is the "server administrator?"

    Thanks for any help.

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    The server administrator in this case is someone at AbeBooks.com (since the server is ftp.abebooks.com).

    Could you choose "Fetch Transcript" from the Window menu in Fetch and post the contents of that window after you try to delete the folder and get the error message? There might be clues in the transcript.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Peter Member

    Jim, that's more or less what I thought, but I'm glad to have the confirmation. ABEbooks seems to be playing dumb in this, dunno why. Anyway, I've copied our exchange and sent it to ABE.

    Thanks,

    Peter

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Royden Member

    I have two folders, one in the main window, and one in a sub folder that will not delete. What do I need to do to delete them? The "Fetch transcript" reads as follows

    Error deleting, will retry (attempt #3)
    PWD
    257 "/graphics%2f/Icons/OS X Flag Icons" is the current directory
    RMD READ ME.rtfd
    550 READ ME.rtfd: File exists
    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 “graphics%2f” 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: “ READ ME.rtfd: File exists”)
    PWD
    257 "/graphics%2f/Icons/OS X Flag Icons" is the current directory
    PASV
    227 Entering Passive Mode (64,59,128,134,38,201).
    Making data connection to 64.59.128.134 port 9929
    LIST
    150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for file list
    drwxr-xr-x 2 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 4096 Apr 18 16:37 READ ME.rtfd
    226 Transfer complete
    PWD
    257 "/graphics%2f/Icons/OS X Flag Icons" is the current directory
    PWD
    257 "/graphics%2f/Icons/OS X Flag Icons" is the current directory
    PWD
    257 "/graphics%2f/Icons/OS X Flag Icons" is the current directory
    PWD
    257 "/graphics%2f/Icons/OS X Flag Icons" is the current directory
    PWD
    257 "/graphics%2f/Icons/OS X Flag Icons" is the current directory
    QUIT
    221 Goodbye.

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Thanks for posting the transcript. I would try deleting all the items inside the folder, and then trying to delete the folder. You should be able to isolate the file or folder that is a problem.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Royden Member

    I have deleted all the files in the two folders that it will allow. The two folders "graphics%2f" and "Tournaments" will not delete

    CWD graphics%2f
    250 CWD command successful
    PWD
    257 "/graphics%2f" is the current directory
    PASV
    227 Entering Passive Mode (64,59,128,134,146,73).
    Making data connection to 64.59.128.134 port 37449
    LIST
    150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for file list
    drwxr-xr-x 3 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 4096 May 2 17:21 Icons
    226 Transfer complete
    CWD Icons
    250 CWD command successful
    PWD
    257 "/graphics%2f/Icons" is the current directory
    PASV
    227 Entering Passive Mode (64,59,128,134,146,84).
    Making data connection to 64.59.128.134 port 37460
    LIST
    150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for file list
    drwxr-xr-x 3 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 4096 Apr 18 23:52 OS X Flag Icons
    226 Transfer complete
    CWD OS X Flag Icons
    250 CWD command successful
    PWD
    257 "/graphics%2f/Icons/OS X Flag Icons" is the current directory
    PASV
    227 Entering Passive Mode (64,59,128,134,146,86).
    Making data connection to 64.59.128.134 port 37462
    LIST
    150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for file list
    drwxr-xr-x 2 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 4096 Apr 18 16:37 READ ME.rtfd
    226 Transfer complete
    CWD READ ME.rtfd
    250 CWD command successful
    PWD
    257 "/graphics%2f/Icons/OS X Flag Icons/ READ ME.rtfd" is the current directory
    PASV
    227 Entering Passive Mode (64,59,128,134,146,98).
    Making data connection to 64.59.128.134 port 37474
    LIST
    150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for file list
    226 Transfer complete
    CWD /graphics%2f/Icons/OS X Flag Icons
    250 CWD command successful
    RMD READ ME.rtfd
    550 READ ME.rtfd: File exists
    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 "/graphics%2f/Icons/OS X Flag Icons" is the current directory
    RMD READ ME.rtfd
    550 READ ME.rtfd: File exists
    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 "/graphics%2f/Icons/OS X Flag Icons" is the current directory
    RMD READ ME.rtfd
    550 READ ME.rtfd: File exists
    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 "/graphics%2f/Icons/OS X Flag Icons" is the current directory
    RMD READ ME.rtfd
    550 READ ME.rtfd: File exists
    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 “graphics%2f” 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: “ READ ME.rtfd: File exists”)
    PWD
    257 "/graphics%2f/Icons/OS X Flag Icons" is the current directory
    PASV
    227 Entering Passive Mode (64,59,128,134,146,121).
    Making data connection to 64.59.128.134 port 37497
    LIST
    150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for file list
    drwxr-xr-x 2 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 4096 Apr 18 16:37 READ ME.rtfd
    226 Transfer complete
    CWD /
    250 CWD command successful
    PWD
    257 "/" is the current directory
    PASV
    227 Entering Passive Mode (64,59,128,134,146,201).
    Making data connection to 64.59.128.134 port 37577
    LIST
    150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for file list
    drwxr-xr-x 3 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 4096 Apr 19 02:24 Brandon pics
    drwxr-xr-x 2 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 4096 Apr 19 02:30 Brandon09
    -rw-r--r-- 1 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 2380 May 1 13:16 apr12.html
    -rw-r--r-- 1 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 22222 Feb 6 2009 bigscore1.jpg
    -rw-r--r-- 1 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 270431 Nov 12 2005 bigscore2.jpg
    drwxr-xr-x 3 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 4096 Apr 19 02:29 brandonpics
    drwxr-xr-x 2 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 4096 Apr 19 00:08 brandonpicsnov11
    -rw-r--r-- 1 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 1579 Dec 16 14:35 brandonwinners.html
    drwxr-xr-x 2 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 4096 Apr 18 17:23 graphics
    drwxr-xr-x 3 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 4096 May 2 17:20 graphics%2f
    -rw-r--r-- 1 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 40053 Feb 6 2009 highgame.jpg
    -rw-r--r-- 1 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 1321434 Feb 6 2009 highgame1.JPG
    -rw-r--r-- 1 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 1526 Feb 7 2009 highscores.html
    -rw-r--r-- 1 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 3264 Apr 18 15:53 home.html
    -rw-r--r-- 1 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 9305 Apr 30 02:11 index.html
    -rw-r--r-- 1 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 2062 Jan 18 2009 jan09.html
    -rw-r--r-- 1 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 2401 Jan 25 2010 jan10.html
    -rw-r--r-- 1 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 2057 Jan 16 2011 jan11.html
    -rw-r--r-- 1 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 2634 Jan 16 00:39 jan12.html
    drwxr-xr-x 2 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 4096 Apr 18 23:45 john
    -rw-r--r-- 1 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 1562 Feb 24 15:05 johnlejins.html
    -rw-r--r-- 1 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 2444 May 4 2009 may09.html
    -rw-r--r-- 1 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 2264 May 2 2011 may10.html
    -rw-r--r-- 1 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 2337 May 5 2011 may11.html
    -rw-r--r-- 1 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 1829 Apr 19 02:31 nov09brandon.html
    -rw-r--r-- 1 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 48026 Nov 3 2009 nov09div1.jpg
    -rw-r--r-- 1 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 43958 Nov 3 2009 nov09div2.jpg
    -rw-r--r-- 1 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 3031 Dec 16 23:08 nov11brandon.html
    drwxr-xr-x 2 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 4096 Apr 18 17:34 pics-Regina10
    drwxr-xr-x 3 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 4096 May 1 13:47 pics-apr12
    drwxr-xr-x 2 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 4096 Apr 30 02:30 pics-jan08
    drwxr-xr-x 3 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 4096 Apr 18 17:32 pics-jan09
    drwxr-xr-x 2 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 4096 Apr 18 17:32 pics-jan10
    drwxr-xr-x 2 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 4096 Apr 18 17:33 pics-jan11
    drwxr-xr-x 2 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 4096 Apr 18 17:34 pics-jan12
    drwxr-xr-x 2 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 4096 Apr 18 17:32 pics-may09
    drwxr-xr-x 2 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 4096 Apr 18 17:33 pics-may10
    drwxr-xr-x 2 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 4096 Apr 18 17:33 pics-may11
    drwxr-xr-x 2 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 4096 Apr 18 16:17 ratings
    -rw-r--r-- 1 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 1285 Apr 30 01:57 ratings.html
    -rw-r--r-- 1 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 4675 May 21 2006 ratingsJan06.html
    -rw-r--r-- 1 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 3749 Jan 20 2009 ratingsJan07.html
    -rw-r--r-- 1 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 4275 Jan 24 2008 ratingsJan08.html
    -rw-r--r-- 1 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 4698 Jan 21 2009 ratingsJan09.html
    -rw-r--r-- 1 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 4001 Jan 26 2010 ratingsJan10.html
    -rw-r--r-- 1 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 2357 Jan 16 2011 ratingsJan11.html
    -rw-r--r-- 1 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 5098 May 21 2006 ratingsMay06.html
    -rw-r--r-- 1 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 5454 May 14 2007 ratingsMay07.html
    -rw-r--r-- 1 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 4713 May 6 2008 ratingsMay08.html
    -rw-r--r-- 1 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 3174 May 9 2009 ratingsMay09.html
    -rw-r--r-- 1 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 5450 May 5 2010 ratingsMay10.html
    -rw-r--r-- 1 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 4527 May 2 2011 ratingsMay11.html
    -rw-r--r-- 1 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 72247 Feb 18 00:49 registrationMay12.pdf
    -rw-r--r-- 1 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 1429 Jan 26 2010 rules.html
    -rw-r--r-- 1 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 3906 Aug 12 2009 specialevents.html
    drwxr-xr-x 3 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 4096 Apr 18 16:18 tournaments
    -rw-r--r-- 1 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 1885 Apr 30 01:24 winners.html
    226 Transfer complete
    CWD tournaments
    250 CWD command successful
    PWD
    257 "/tournaments" is the current directory
    PASV
    227 Entering Passive Mode (64,59,128,134,147,121).
    Making data connection to 64.59.128.134 port 37753
    LIST
    150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for file list
    drwxr-xr-x 2 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 4096 Apr 18 17:04 Jan 14, 2012
    226 Transfer complete
    CWD Jan 14, 2012
    250 CWD command successful
    PWD
    257 "/tournaments/Jan 14, 2012" is the current directory
    PASV
    227 Entering Passive Mode (64,59,128,134,147,127).
    Making data connection to 64.59.128.134 port 37759
    LIST
    150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for file list
    226 Transfer complete
    CWD /tournaments
    250 CWD command successful
    RMD Jan 14, 2012
    550 Jan 14, 2012: File exists
    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 "/tournaments" is the current directory
    RMD Jan 14, 2012
    550 Jan 14, 2012: File exists
    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 "/tournaments" is the current directory
    RMD Jan 14, 2012
    550 Jan 14, 2012: File exists
    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 "/tournaments" is the current directory
    RMD Jan 14, 2012
    550 Jan 14, 2012: File exists
    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 “tournaments” 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: “Jan 14, 2012: File exists”)
    PWD
    257 "/tournaments" is the current directory
    PASV
    227 Entering Passive Mode (64,59,128,134,147,155).
    Making data connection to 64.59.128.134 port 37787
    LIST
    150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for file list
    drwxr-xr-x 2 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 4096 Apr 18 17:04 Jan 14, 2012
    226 Transfer complete
    Update check skipped at 2/5/12 12:26 (next check after 7/5/12 2:42)
    PWD
    257 "/tournaments" is the current directory
    PWD
    257 "/tournaments" is the current directory

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Apparently you can't delete the graphics%2f folder because there's a problem deleting the /graphics%2f/Icons/OS X Flag Icons/ READ ME.rtfd folder inside it. Can you navigate to that " READ ME.rtfd" folder? Can you open it? Are there any files inside it?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Peter Member

    Thanks for replying. I'm solving the problem by uploading photos via .zip files.

    Best wishes,

    Peter

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Royden Member

    yes, it opens with all the files in my Documents folder.

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Royden Member

    When I navigate to the READ ME.rtfd folder in the graphics%2f folder and double click on it to open, it is empty

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    What happens if you try to delete just the READ ME.rtfd folder? Could you post that transcript?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Royden Member

    257 "/graphics%2f/Icons/OS X Flag Icons" is the current directory
    RMD READ ME.rtfd
    550 READ ME.rtfd: File exists
    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 “ READ ME.rtfd” 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: “ READ ME.rtfd: File exists”)
    PWD
    257 "/graphics%2f/Icons/OS X Flag Icons" is the current directory
    PASV
    227 Entering Passive Mode (64,59,128,134,179,198).
    Making data connection to 64.59.128.134 port 46022
    LIST
    150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for file list
    drwxr-xr-x 2 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 4096 Apr 18 16:37 READ ME.rtfd
    226 Transfer complete
    PWD
    257 "/graphics%2f/Icons/OS X Flag Icons" is the current directory
    PWD
    257 "/graphics%2f/Icons/OS X Flag Icons" is the current directory

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    It looks like the " READ ME.rtfd" folder has a leading space in its name. Can you rename it to not have that space? Type Return to start renaming.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Royden Member

    There was a space which I deleted but still would not delete, also rename file to Read, still could not delete

    Error deleting, will retry (attempt #3)
    PWD
    257 "/graphics%2f/Icons/OS X Flag Icons" is the current directory
    RMD Read
    550 Read: File exists
    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 “Read” 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: “Read: File exists”)
    PWD
    257 "/graphics%2f/Icons/OS X Flag Icons" is the current directory
    PASV
    227 Entering Passive Mode (64,59,128,134,189,125).
    Making data connection to 64.59.128.134 port 48509
    LIST
    150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for file list
    drwxr-xr-x 2 winnipeg_scrabble 2004 4096 Apr 18 16:37 Read
    226 Transfer complete
    PWD
    257 "/graphics%2f/Icons/OS X Flag Icons" is the current directory

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Try checking the "USE 'LIST -al' command to reveal hidden items" box in the Miscellaneous section of Preferences. Does that help?

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Royden Member

    GREAT, the folder graphics and everything in it deleted, and the Tournament folder also deleted
    Thanks

    Posted 2 years ago #

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