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  • Started 16 years ago by markf76
  • Latest reply 16 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • markf76 Member

    Hello, I'm a graphic artist and know graphic art prohrams, but when it comes to setting up programs, etc.... I'm at a loss.

    I've downloaded Fetch 5.3 for MAC. I go to
    local computer,

    them my computer name than my password for this computer...

    What opens is my entire hard drive, all my folders, desktop, library, everything....

    I sure don't want that on an FTP site...


    Can I purchase that thru Fetch... How does a person that wants to make, lets say, business cards, open a FTP site and tell clients to go to Fetch (or there FTP connection, give them my host name and password and tell them to drop the graphics into the folder maked, lets say "artwork"

    ALso, I started to delete the folders out of the window and realiozed that I might be "deleteing" all of my computers files... is this possible? ouch!!!

    I have tried all the help pages and I must be an idiot, but I can't seem to make any sense of this... I am looking forward to purchasing and using fetch, as I have been using it to receive and upload files for years, but always while working for someone else, and they just told me how to access Fetch, not how to set it up...

    Thanks in advance for your help


    Posted 16 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Mark,

    Most importantly, when you choose "local computer" from the pop-up menu, you are indeed connecting to your Macintosh computer via FTP (you must have FTP sharing turned on on it). And yes, I'm afraid if you have deleted the folders you saw in the Fetch window when you connect to the local computer, you have deleted them from your Macintosh.

    It sounds like you want to contact a "hosting provider" - this is a company that provides and maintains server space for storing web pages, ftp files, etc. - and they can help set you up with an account, a domain name, and FTP service, and so on.

    Your Internet provider may provide some server space as part of your service with them; usually the space and service they provide is limited, though, and they may not provide domain names or FTP support.

    Otherwise, there are many companies dedicated to hosting servers for the general public. One such company in the US that we've had good experiences with is, but there are plenty of others too.

    Fetch Softworks, however, is not a hosting provider - we just sell the software that help you move files from your Macintosh to servers run by other companies, such as a hosting provider. We do not run servers, or provide domain names.

    The person you used to work for probably had set something up with a hosting company, and had configured Fetch to connect to that service.

    I hope this answers your questions, please let me know if you have others.


    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 16 years ago #


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