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Registered: 30-07-2007

web folder

OK here's another one. I remember, before my system went belly-up, that setting up a web folder to drag and drop things to was a piece of cake. Now it's more like my wife's baking. (Incredibly hard, and difficult to digest).

I even had a short cut to it on my desktop, it was as simple as that, and with small(ish) files, and broadband, a quick and easy way to store important files off site.

But it was ages ago, and I can't remember how I did it!!!

Is it possible that it's something to do with the fact that at the time I had a 56K modem in as well?

Help. Shockedops:

John
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web folder

Ok i think I understand what u mean...

right click on desktop, create a shortcut, in location of file put ftp://homepages.free-online.net/ then click next and give it a name.

When u dbl click it will open a browser window and ask for username and pass. u should then be in ur web folder.

Hope this helps.

Platty

p.s. if u don't want to have to put in ur username and pass everytime use..

ftp://username:pass@homepages.free-online.net/
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Posts: 1,699
Registered: 30-07-2007

web folder

Thanks. That works. It's not how I did it before, which is frustrating, but it's as effective. Somehow I managed to point to my space on the fp server before, and the files are still there.

The reason I like having this available, is to backup important files, that I might want access to, but I don't want to lose if the hard drive goes, or even that I might want to mke available at another location. This way it's just a drag and drop away. :lol:


Thanks again for your help.

John
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Posts: 1,699
Registered: 30-07-2007

web folder

Whoops! my mistake. It only looks as if you have access to the folder, but if you try to copy anything to it, you get a permission denied message.

I'll keep playing and let you know if I work it out. (It was so easy last time)

Evil

John
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It works ok for me, have u put a default directory in it. i.e. htdocs/backup or something.

ftp://username:password@homepages.free-online.net/htdocs/backup/

remember u can't upload to ur root folder, only to htdocs and sub folders.

Sorry i didn't mention this b4 m8, i thought u'd know.

Platty
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Posts: 1,699
Registered: 30-07-2007

web folder

Yep you're right again. I'd forgotten, because it was never a problem before. I had a folder which opened directly into my fp space and I could load whatever I wanted to. One of my early posts was about this, because no matter how many files I uploaded, my available webspace (according to FOL) was the same.

I'll ftp a "backup" folder to the site in the conventional way and use that.

Thanks again

John