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Last post Jul 17, 2011 04:26 PM by zipswich
Oct 21, 2008 02:24 AM|LINK
I just installed VWD Express 2008 for the first time after a computer crash and am having trouble connecting to an ftp site website. It appears to connect, but I get the error "The ~/ directory does not exist". The directory is "httpdocs" and I've tried
entering it as "httpdocs" "/httpdocs" "~/httpdocs" etc. with no success. I can connect to the ftp site and directory just fine using Cute FTP.
What is the correct format for the directory entry, and any thoughts on what I might be doing wrong?
If it matters, I believe it is a windows server and I am using XP on my machine. This has worked in the past with VWD 2005 Express, but this is first time I've tried it with 2008.
Oct 21, 2008 05:40 AM|LINK
remove '~', try '/'.
Better use some ftp software like FileZilla.
Oct 21, 2008 12:49 PM|LINK
Thanks, but I've tried entering it as /httpdocs and get the same error
Oct 21, 2008 09:01 PM|LINK
How do you specify URL to open?
Oct 21, 2008 09:41 PM|LINK
Mikhail, thanks for replying, the setting are:
Server: www.domain.com (not our real URL, but that's the format)
Passive Mode: unchecked
Anonymous Login: unchecked
Oct 22, 2008 01:44 AM|LINK
To update, I don't understand what is happening. When I try to connect I see the following message in the Remote Website Window - "The ~/ directory does not exist." which I thought meant it has not connected. But when I click the Disconnect button it asks
me "Are you sure you want to disconnect from the remote website 'ftp://www.domain.com/httpdocs (site name)', which seems to suggest that I am connected. If so, I don't get why the files aren't being displayed in the Remote Website Window.
Are there any settings that I need to set so it will display the files?
Oct 22, 2008 02:06 AM|LINK
OK fixed it. I didn't have a security permission. I had to go to the configure asp.net area and go through the security wizard to allow access.
Note here to Microsoft, a more useful error message would be "You don't have security authorization to access this directory" or similar instead of a "directory does not exist" message.
Dec 12, 2008 01:04 AM|LINK
I am now having the same issue. I am using Visual Studio 2008 Dev Express on Windows Vista. I have a copy of my site in a local directory, and after making changes I use the "Copy Website" function. I enter the Site IP, Use passive (or Active), name
, password. The login sits 30 seconds to a minute, and i get the ~/ Directory does not exist.
I am unable to connect to the FTP site through windows explorer as well. I get a message saying that it can't open any folders. BUT......... At a command prompt I can connect to the ftp site, and traverse the directories.
I am also unable to connect from explorer from a Windows XP Virtual machine, but again could connect through command prompt.
One of my co-workers can connect just fine, and as far as I can tell, the only difference is that he is using Visual Developer Standard 2008.
On the network, we had to install the newer version of SQL server. I don't recall if I have been able to connect since the update. It was mentioned that this could be a security issue, but going to the ASP.NET configuration only takes me to the localhost
Thanks for any advice!
Oct 15, 2009 07:35 PM|LINK
I set "all users" to "allow" going through the wizard and no go, i was just looking for any details on what you did that may help me.
Jul 17, 2011 04:26 PM|LINK
I had the same problem. It is odd because another FPT program that does nothing special (I know this because I developed it) can access it without any problem with exactly the same permission settings.
To resolve the problem for VS2010, I had to do the following:
IIS > right-click the website > Edit permissions... > Security > Edit > grant "Users" Full control.