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Why I can't view all my files in an ftp client?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by guymelef, Dec 5, 2006.

  1. guymelef

    guymelef Member

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    Why I can't view all my files in an ftp client such as cuteftp?

    Bt when I logged to cpanel i can view it all from the file manager?

    Is it something to do with the fileor directory owner? Im trying to download all my files from my old server through ftp client but not all the files were downloaded since the ftp client can't view it all.
     
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    RickG Well-Known Member

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    Is it only certain type of files you are missing, or just that not all files show in a particular directory?

    Often there is a limit (set in the FTP conf file on the server) as to how many files display in any one directory. I believe that number is close to 2000. Any chance that could be the case? If so, you may want zip or tar the files before downloading.
     
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    I can view some of the files...but I think most of not...

    In my cpanel's file manager it shows all the files with their attributes.

    Then in my cuteftp it shows only the files with the attribute of 0644.
     
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    check your user and file permission. You might have some files with root as owner. Therefore, you can't see those files if you logon to ftp using another user.
     
  5. guymelef

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    So how would I change the owner of those files?
     
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    You would have to ask your host : only root can change file ownership.
     
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