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Way to download entire web site content for archive purposes TO THE APPROPRIATE FOLDER (11 posts)

  • Started 5 years ago by J L Pierson
  • Latest reply 5 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • J L Pierson Member

    How does one do the above ?? Sorry, I am not a techie, but should think that's not much to ask from transfer software. So far, nothing has worked.

    JLP

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi JLP,

    I'm not entirely sure I understand the question or problem.

    You can download any folder on a server to any folder on your Macintosh. One way to do this is to open a folder or a window containing the folder's icon using the Macintosh Finder, connect to your server with Fetch, and then drag a folder from the Fetch file list to the folder your Mac. Does that do what you want?

    If not, please describe to us a little more about what you're trying to do and the problems you're running into, and we'll try to help.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • J L Pierson Member

    I am sorry, but I know nothing about the mac, except to use firefox, mail and, in a very limited way, fetch.

    Most of the files on my sever are not in a folder that I know about; on fetch, I wanted to highlight the files, then use the Get command; first problem is that one can only highlight the first 20-30 files, not the several hundred files on the website. Second problem is that I have no idea how to tell fetch to place a copy of the files in a specific folder, generally somewhere on my thumb drive so I can archive it properly.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    JLP
    mailto:jlp@jlpierson.com

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    You can select (highlight) all the items in a folder (directory) on the server by going to the Edit menu, and choosing Select All. Then every item in the Fetch file list will be highlighted.

    Then you could download them to a thumb drive by clicking and holding down on one of the highlighted items, and dragging (moving) the cursor to the thumb drive's icon on your Macintosh. Then Fetch will download all the highlighted files to the thumb drive.

    I hope this helps.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • J L Pierson Member

    Thanks for your suggestion. However, when I hit Edit, I get the error message: no image or text editor editor is available. You can choose a text or an image editor in the obscure pane of the Fetch preferences. Where is the preferences pane ??

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi JLP,

    I meant go to the Edit menu in the menu bar at the top of your screen - up where it says File, Edit, View, Remote, etc. - not click the Edit button in the toolbar. You don't want the Edit button in the toolbar for what you're trying to do.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • J L Pierson Member

    I am with you when you want me to highlight the entire site. As soon as I drag one to the thumb drive icon, the highlighting disappears and nothing gets done. Do I have to use the bottom of the mouse pad ? the control, option or command keys ??

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • J L Pierson Member

    I managed to start transfering files by holding both the FN key and the bottom of the mousepad; the transfer started with [for me]useless directories such as borders.. so the drive ran out of space. Can I edit all files except the ones I consider non-essential files. Further, I want to transfer not the root on the thumb drive, but in a specific directory. the software just does not want to cooperate. I thought the request was a plain vanilla one; why is this software not capable of doing basic stuff. I never had that problem with windows based ftp software. Any advice ?

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    As I mentioned before, you can drag files to any folder on your Mac. So if you wanted to drag files to a folder on the thumb drive, instead of the thumb drive's root, you should double-click on the thumb drive's icon to show its contents, then drag the items from Fetch to the desired folder on the thumb drive.

    You can choose to only download some of the files in the Fetch file list if you want. After highlighting all the files in the list, you can hold down the command key and click on individual items to unhighlight them, and they will not be included in the download. Or, instead of selecting all, you can go through the list and click while holding down the Command key on the items you want to download - Command-clicking will let you highlight multiple items that are not right next to each other.

    You should not need to hold down the FN key to drag the items. All you should need to do is press down on the mousepad's button and keep pressing down, and then drag while continuing to hold down. It may take some practice to get it right.

    Note that selecting all files, or selecting certain files, and clicking-and-dragging are not special to Fetch; these are operations that are common with working files or lists of items in any Macintosh program.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • aaron Member

    where would i go if i wanted to formatt files to dvd encryption method what site plz help

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Aaron,

    I don't think we can help you with that question - this forum is for discussion about using Fetch, the Macintosh FTP and SFTP client. Fetch does not have any capabilities to help prepare files for DVDs, and we have no advice to offer about that.

    Sorry,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

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