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Old 06-03-2011, 08:34 PM   #1
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Question Cannot overwrite existing file when transferring from server

* FlashFXP v4.0, build 1548, registered
* OS Windows 7
* Running behind hardware router/firewall: Router
* Running software firewall: Yes, Windows firewall
* Running Antivirus: Yes, eset Nod32
* Internet Connection: Cable

I've been running Flash FXP v. 3.60 (build 1248) on a Windows Vista computer for quite some time with no problems. I just got a new computer running Windows 7 and downloaded the latest version of FXP and restored the backup file from my old version. I entered my license key and then received a new one. It seemed to go very smoothly.

I can connect fine, edit files, transfer files to my remote site, all fine. However I cannot transfer files FROM my remote server to my desktop if that file already exists. I can transfer a file from the remote server if no file by that name exists, but if I try to overwrite, I get the popup that says

"There is already a file with the same name in this location" and when I click "Overwrite" I get this error respones:

"Cannot open file F:\Documents\MyWebPages\[directory]\[filename].html"

I'll post a full dialogue from FXP at the bottom of my message in case it helps.

I tried turning off the firewall and my antivirus software, in case one of the settings on one of them was causing the problem. That didn't help.

I've read the FAQ section of the forum and about 7 pages of this section and I haven't found anyone discussing a similar issue so I'm really hoping someone here can help.

Thanks in advance!


WinSock 2.0 -- OpenSSL 1.0.0d 8 Feb 2011
[R] Connecting to Writerspace -> DNS=writerspace.com IP= PORT=21
[R] Connected to Writerspace
[R] 220 Hello.
[R] USER writerspace
[R] 331 Please specify the password.
[R] PASS (hidden)
[R] 230 Login successful.
[R] 215 UNIX Type: L8
[R] 211-Features:
[R] 211 End
[R] 257 "/"
[R] CWD /html
[R] 250 Directory successfully changed.
[R] 257 "/html"
[R] 200 Switching to ASCII mode.
[R] 227 Entering Passive Mode (69,20,21,169,53,132)
[R] Opening data connection IP: PORT: 13700
[R] LIST -al
[R] 150 Here comes the directory listing.
[R] 226 Directory send OK.
[R] List Complete: 100 KB in 0.57 seconds (176.4 KB/s)
[R] Calculating timezone offset of server...
[R] MDTM bja0111.gif
[R] 213 20101225183517
[R] Timezone offsets: Server: -17 seconds. Local: -18000 seconds. Difference: -17983 seconds.
[R] SIZE bja0611.html
[R] 213 1368
[R] MDTM bja0611.html
[R] 213 20110601061008
[R] Cannot open file F:\Documents\MyWebPages\Writerspace\bja0611.html
Transfer queue completed
Transferred 0 Files (0 bytes) in 7.54 seconds (0.0 KB/s)
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:59 PM   #2
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Well, I kept futzing around until I figured it out. Somehow my document folder only had full permissions set for the Administrator. Other uses only had read access. When I granted full permissions to all users, that fixed the problem.
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Old 06-04-2011, 12:30 AM   #3
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you don't want to grant "everyone" full control. that's insecure. you should do it only for your own account.
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