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Deleting files from Fetch 5.1 (2 posts)

  • Started 17 years ago by KateS
  • Latest reply 17 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • KateS Member

    How do you show hidden files? I looked all over Fetch Preferences and can't find a check box.

    When I go to delete a folder it says, "Fetch could not delete "FolderName" because the FTP server says that the requested item was not a folder or could not be accessed. If you entered a folder name or URL, check that it is correct. Server responded: "Directory is not empty" "


    Posted 17 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator


    Fetch 5.1 normally shows you all the files on a server, so your problem may not be caused by hidden files.

    However, to make sure Fetch is showing you all the files, go to the Miscellaneous tab of the Fetch Preferences, and:

    * Make sure "Omit filenames beginning with a period" is not checked;
    * Make sure "Use 'LIST -al' command to reveal hidden files" is checked.

    Then connect to your server again, double-click on the problem folder to show its contents, and click the Refresh button.

    If you still don't see any files in the folder, move back up one folder level (Go > Parent menu item is one way to do this), and try deleting the folder again.

    If you get the error message, could you please choose Fetch Transcript from the Window menu, copy the entire contents of the transcript window, and paste them here? We'll take a look and try to figure out what's going on.


    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 17 years ago #


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