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550 Permission Denied (or No such file or folder)

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CuteFTP for Windows

THE INFORMATION IN THIS ARTICLE APPLIES TO:

  • CuteFTP® Home (All Versions)
  • CuteFTP Pro® (All Versions)

SYMPTOMS

When attempting to upload a file to a remote FTP site, a 550 error code is encountered, resulting in an error message similar to one of the following examples:

Example 1:

STATUS:> Transferring file "/pub/yourfile.txt"...

COMMAND:> SIZE yourfile.txt

550 yourfile.txt: No such file.

STATUS:>   Requested action not taken (e.g., file or directory not found, no access).

COMMAND:> CWD /pub/yourfile.txt

550 /pub/yourfile.txt: No such file or folder.

STATUS:>   Requested action not taken (e.g., file or directory not found, no access).

COMMAND:> STOR yourfile.txt

Example 2:

COMMAND:> STOR yourfile.txt

550 Permission Denied.

ERROR:> Requested action not taken (e.g., file or directory not found, no access).

CAUSE

Example 1:

In this example the 550 code returned by the remote FTP server is for information purposes only.  It is not an error and should be ignored by the user.  In this case an upload command has already been given but before the upload can be started CuteFTP needs it determine whether or not the file being transferred already exists on the remote site as either a file or a folder.

    • First, the SIZE command is sent in an attempt to determine if a file with the same name exists on the remote site.  The server responds with a 550 indicating that the file does not already exist there.
    • Next, the CWD command is sent in an attempt to determine if a folder with the same name exists on the remote site.  The server responds with a 550 indicating that a folder by that name does not exist.
    • Finally, the STOR command is given and the file upload begins. 

Example 2:

A file upload is being attempted but the remote server has denied the needed permission.  The 550 error code is a result of insufficient account privileges on the remote FTP server.  The error is not caused by CuteFTP. 

RESOLUTION

Example 1:

Not applicable.  In this example the 550 code returned by the remote FTP server is for information purposes only.  It is not an error and should be ignored by the user.

Example 2:

If you believe that your FTP account privileges or permissions are configured incorrectly, contact the technical support department at the remote FTP site or your Web hosting company for help.


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