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Fetch Views Alias Files as ".bin" Files (5 posts)

  • Started 7 years ago by Matt
  • Latest reply 7 years ago from Matt
  • Matt Member

    Hi there,

    I've recently updated my server's data and moved it all over to an external hard drive. I didn't want to disrupt anything, so I made alias files of everything that was in the folder that Fetch originally opened up. It works fine when I'm using the finder to access files but if I want to do so remotely, using Fetch, I can't because it doesn't recognize them as shortcuts but rather, of course, as .bin files.

    Does anyone know why this is happening or what I can do to make Fetch view them as the shortcuts they are?

    Thanks,

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    Just to make sure we understand the situation, I'd like to double-check a few things.

    The FTP server is a Mac running Mac OS X, is that correct?

    And you are using the FTP server built into Mac OS X?

    When you say "I made alias files of everything", do you mean created aliases of the files using the Mac Finder's "Make Alias" command, and it is those aliases you are hoping Fetch will recognize?

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Matt Member

    Hi Scott,

    Thanks for the reply!

    Yes, the server is an Xserve using OS X but whether we're using "the FTP server built into Mac OS X" goes beyond my expertise, sadly. To be clear, this whole thing was set up by a technician we hired and he doesn't seem to be coming through with a solution to the problem.

    Yes, I do mean that alias folders were created Mac Finder's "Make Alias" command and they are what I am hoping Fetch will recognize. Is this something that Fetch is capable of?

    Thanks again,

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    No, sorry, Fetch cannot recognize aliases created by Mac OS X as links to other files. This would be a problem with any FTP client, not just Fetch - the FTP protocol doesn't know how to understand Mac OS X aliases. Through FTP, they just look like files. Usually FTP can understand Unix symbolic links and hard links, but those are different from Mac OS X aliases.

    So, you'll probably need to figure out how to access your files in the new location directly.

    Please let us know if you have any further questions.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Matt Member

    Okay, thanks for your help!

    Posted 7 years ago #

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