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Error: Failed to open "filename" for writing

#1 Post by vboombatz » 2017-03-30 22:38

Hi I am new to this.
I can see the file on my ftp server but when I try to download I receive this message:
Error: Failed to open "/sbin/filename" for writing
Error: File transfer failed

Does anyone have any suggestions?
Thanks
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Re: Error: Failed to open "filename" for writing

#2 Post by botg » 2017-03-31 06:59

You're trying to write into a protected system directory. Please chose a directory you have permissions to download files in.

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Re: Error: Failed to open "filename" for writing

#3 Post by vboombatz » 2017-03-31 15:03

I can edit but not download, so it seems like I have access

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Re: Error: Failed to open "filename" for writing

#4 Post by boco » 2017-04-01 12:35

Wrong. Edit uses a Temp directory. Download uses whatever is selected as target at the local side. And that target you selected is NOT writable by your account (/sbin is a protected system directory).

Use your user profile directory as target.
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Re: Error: Failed to open "filename" for writing

#5 Post by vboombatz » 2017-04-01 16:00

Oh Ok thanks I'll give it a try.

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Re: Error: Failed to open "filename" for writing

#6 Post by vboombatz » 2017-04-01 16:03

That worked. thanks! Just like healthcare "who knew it could be this difficult"

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Re: Error: Failed to open "filename" for writing

#7 Post by Twilightmx » 2020-12-15 03:30

I got this error today, I am trying to download files from Dropbox to an external HDD, it worked during the weekend and today I am getting this error, I can upload fine but can't download, was trying to backup and now I can't, changed HDD and same issue, was there any changes in Dropbox access permissions? Usinc MacOS Mojave

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Re: Error: Failed to open "filename" for writing

#8 Post by boco » 2020-12-15 12:35

Twilightmx wrote:
2020-12-15 03:30
I got this error today, I am trying to download files from Dropbox to an external HDD, it worked during the weekend and today I am getting this error, I can upload fine but can't download, was trying to backup and now I can't, changed HDD and same issue, was there any changes in Dropbox access permissions? Usinc MacOS Mojave
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