Files transfered/duplicated to wrong directories
|Reported by:||tnorm5828||Owned by:||Tim Kosse|
|Keywords:||Cc:||tnorm5828, Tim Kosse, Alexander Schuch|
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This is a copy of the message I left on the filezilla forums about the issue.
I can't explain this one. About 45 of 55 folders were duplicated into a folder locally when copying files to my machine.
Here is the situation... I have a whole bunch of photo files I was copying from my ftp server on the internet to my windows machine. Most have .jpg extensions, but some didn't. There are about 55 folders with about 5+ gigs in there.
I copied the files to my local machine by doing ctrl-a (select all) on the server and dragged them to the queue. I then went into the queue and removed the recycle bin, trash files, logs, etc files and folders that I didn't want copied to the local machine.
After the transfer I checked that all the files transfered correctly by going from one directory to another and using the directory comparison.
First thing I noticed was that all of the photo files without file extensions were the wrong size (larger locally). I figured out that they had all been transfered using Ascii instead of binary... this is no big deal... that was my fault. I didn't realize Filezilla would default to ascii instead of binary on files without extensions. I would think it should default to binary, but that isn't the reason I'm writing.
Starting in the 12th folder(not counting sub folders) and continuing through the rest of the folders I started seeing files duplicated from the previous folder in the current folder. So the 12th folder contains the 12th folder files plus files from the 11th folder. The 13th folder contains files from the 13th folder plus files from the 12th folder, but not the 11th folder. The 14th folder contain files from the 14th folder and duplicates from the the 13th folder, but not the 11th or 12th folder.This was only locally and not on the server, so filezilla must have done it when processing or creating the queue.
If what I am writing isn't clear, I'll try to diagram the files structure of my local machine
I now have to go through and manually delete a whole bunch of files because they don't belong where they are, but I assume it also meant that filezilla downloaded almost twice as many files as it should have.
BTW I'm using filezilla 188.8.131.52 on a Windows 2000 Pro Service pack 4 machine.