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Uploading HTML files...but Fetch says that they're Plain Text? (2 posts)

  • Started 15 years ago by honeyandthemoon
  • Latest reply 15 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • honeyandthemoon Member

    Hi guys

    New guy here, apologies if I'm saying something incredibly stupid here. I'm trying to get my site up and running and it was fine once when I uploaded all the html documents and images that we're required, but I made some changes and am now finding that I am putting them in Fetch and Fetch is telling me that they're Plain Text documents...both the images and the HTML documents...why is this?

    I have the Remote --- Mode switched to Automatic so no issue there. What else could the problem be?

    Hope someone can help.

    Thanks a lot.


    Here's some pictures of me about to add the HTML and images:

    And when they're in Fetch:

    [This message has been edited by honeyandthemoon (edited 11-05-2008).]

    Posted 15 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator


    Thanks for the pictures, those were helpful in showing what the problem was.

    I believe the problem is that when you use the Put command, you need to change the setting of the "If a file already exists" menu. Change the setting of the menu to "Replace existing file". Do not use "Pick a different name".

    (When this menu is set to "Pick a different name", Fetch sends a command to the server asking it to give your file a unique name to make sure it does not replace an existing files; unfortunately, some servers handle this by giving your files names of random letters and numbers. It looks like this is what happened to you.)

    You'll need to delete the copies of the files you already uploaded, and then upload again with the setting.

    Let us know if this fixes the problem or not, or if you have further questions.


    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 15 years ago #


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