Folders (Directories) have -rwa under Filename

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Folders (Directories) have -rwa under Filename

#1 Post by Alexthegreat » 2021-04-01 20:02

Hi,

I'm the new IT guy here in this company and I'm trying to access the files of shared folder in a Windows 95 computer (yep, you read it right), I'm able to download everything using the Windows command line, but using Windows Explorer as soon as I click in any of the directories, I get a 550 error ( No such directory), with Filezilla I get access to the directories, but all directory (folders) all named -rwa and/or have a question mark in them, when I click in any folder or file I get: " Status: Retrieving directory listing...
Status: Directory listing of "\" successful
Status: Retrieving directory listing of "\-rwa"...
Command: CWD \-rwa
Response: 550 c:\xl\usr\supervsr\-rwa: No such directory.
Error: Failed to retrieve directory listing "

I was able to download files only if I put them in the queue first, clicking directly won't work. Also I was able to download because I got the directory listing using the windows command line, so I knew the name of the files I wanted. Any solution for the file naming, I wouldn't mind adding them to the queue and downloading them.
Thanks in advance!!

Alex M
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Re: Folders (Directories) have -rwa under Filename

#2 Post by boco » 2021-04-01 21:24

That happens if the wrong server type is selected (or auto-selected).

In the Site Manager entry, Advanced tab, open the Server type Dropdown control. You need to experiment a bit, but it's probably one of the DOS type servers. You must create a Site Manager entry for that server, as Quick Connect is pegged on Auto-selection.
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Re: Folders (Directories) have -rwa under Filename

#3 Post by Alexthegreat » 2021-04-02 16:55

Hi Boco,

Thank you for the reply, I just tried every single server type with no success a few of them gave me the same directories, but with the same issue.

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Re: Folders (Directories) have -rwa under Filename

#4 Post by botg » 2021-04-06 07:29

Your server uses a very exotic and unsupported directory listing format.

Please contact your server administrator or server hosting provider to have the server upgraded or replace with a modern server supporting the MLSD command. Unlike the antique LIST command, MLSD uses a well-defined listing format that leaves no ambiguity.

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