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Can old netscape html coding confuse uploading? (4 posts)

  • Started 17 years ago by slcalvin
  • Latest reply 17 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • slcalvin Member

    I have been trying to figure out where my files are going once I upload them? I have tried several different folders and none of them seem to change my web site. In fact I can't seem to figure where they go. I thought they would go back into my "Healing Channel folder" which is how I organized for Anarchie before, but noo..... I did find some on the desktop, but that obviously isn't the internet.
    I used to have a larger web site with some of the same material but recently cut out a lot of it out once I connected to a new host. The new material on my website is what I want to work with. My website is
    Anyway, I am now wondering since I started Fetch, shouldn't I only be seeing files that are actually part of the new web site? I just purchased a new iMac and transferred all my old html files over. Fetch is picking up all of the old and new files even though my current host server has not put most of the content back on.
    My only guess is that the old html file isn't compatible somehow and won't let me change the new file. The old files were in Netscape 4.0, perhaps I need to change all the current files being used on the net to another format?
    I sure hope someone out there can help me because this is sure confusing! Thanks ahead of time!

    Posted 17 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Sharron,

    I don't think the fact that the old files were created with Netscape 4.0 would be a problem.

    Could you clarify a few things for us, in order to help us figure out what's going on?

    The problem is that you connect to your server with Fetch and you are seeing the old website, is that correct?

    You say that you pared down your old website to create the new website. How did you do that? What did you use to upload the new website?

    Do you have a folder on your Macintosh that has just the new files in it?


    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 17 years ago #

  • slcalvin Member

    Hi Scott,

    Thank you for responding so quickly, even though I haven't been able to get back with you as quickly.

    To answer your first question - I was seeing my new website edition on the internet. I just bought a new iMac and had transfered certain applications over and when I connected to Fetch, it brought up all the old html website information similar to what I used with an old version of Anarchie.

    Second question - I physically went to a host provider and he put up a more limited version of my original website. And for awhile, what he put on was on my website. I wanted to work on my end doing editing or changes and so I acquired Fetch as my ftp. I had tried a newer version of Anarchie and had less results than with Fetch. Fetch seems easier to understand and I know I am close... because I played around with Fetch and managed to upload the main page which has all the links to the rest of the pages, which is the entire web site. (Which I don't want)

    To answer your last question- I still can't seem to figure out what new folder all this is going into to continue to upload and of course change what I no longer want on the site.

    I obviously found it once because I surprised myself when I found a new page uploaded on my web site. Perhaps you could give me the normal path to go when uploading?

    I have been using Textedit with Fetch but have since ordered iWork06 because I have a feeling this might be part of the problem.

    And I will continue to look for it on this end. I have been doing a process of elimination but so far I haven't found the correct file again.

    Thanks again,


    Posted 17 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    [Scott's on vacation this week]

    Unfortunately there isn't a "normal" path to use when uploading a website. Every web hosting company does things their own way, so the correct path will vary from server to server. You should ask your hosting provider for the name of the folder that holds your website.

    I hope this helps,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 17 years ago #


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