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Thread: FTP error 550: the system cannot find the file specified

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    FTP error 550: the system cannot find the file specified

    It appears to be a permissions error message on WinXP Pro machine that is running Apache 2.0, when I am trying to ftp:// the site. The exact message is:

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       An error occured opening the folder on the FTP server. Make sure you have permissions to access this folder.
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       550 /foldername: The system cannot find the file specified.
    I checked all my NT permissions for this folder and made sure that there are no issues in that area, but I still get the same message, even if I try to ftp://localhost/foldername from the system itself. The other funny thing is if I FTP the //localhost itself it lets me in, but it doesn't display any files or folders. I can access all the files through http:// in all the folders in the web root, but FTP gives me errors. Is there any solution to this problem?

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    If your running this server on your computer and you want to ftp to your computer I think you will need to have a ftp server as well as a web server.
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    Doesn't Apache 2.0 act as both (web server and FTP server) ?

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    I honestly have no idea. Why are you trying to FTP to you own computer anyways? Can't you just copy the files into the folder?
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    Thank you! I got it working. I used the IIS ftp service instead. I appreciate you pointed this out, for I think Apache serves only HTTP.

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    having the same problem

    etrater 11, could you please specify how you fix this problem with IIS.

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