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#1 2013-01-22 16:01:00

lofty
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From: UK
Registered: 2012-09-26
Posts: 256
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Hidden Files and FTP Clients

Just wanted to share something.

I have been having problems with deleting old folders on my hosting service.

When I updated to publisher I had a lot of nested folders from the previous setup that would not delete no matter what I did. I changed permissions to 777, the login username and it was all very frustrating. I use FileZilla on a Mac at home but also had no joy with FileZilla on PC from a different location.

I then happened to be using an old PowerPC Mac which had an FTP client called CyberDuck installed and when I looked at the old folders I was able to see a hidden file called .DSstore in every directory that I could not delete. Using CyberDuck I was then able to delete this file and all the old folders.

Now I'm not advocating using CyberDuck, but if you can't delete a folder and you use a Mac, then you might have a hidden file in your directory. This is not an issue with PC's as .DSstore is a way of keeping track of things, such as which folders you have opened etc. in OSX. And, if you can't see it, I believe you can't delete it.

Hope this will be useful for someone.

--Lofty

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#2 2013-08-06 22:38:02

Johnsey
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Registered: 2013-08-04
Posts: 31

Re: Hidden Files and FTP Clients

Very interesting lofty. I am having problems installing publisher and I use a mac. Must check out what you mentioned.

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