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Not allowing me to FTP from my external hard drive

#1 Post by auralanoue » 2020-07-13 17:43

Hello there. I am working on a MacBookPro and using an external Seagate hard drive for file storage. Actually, I am working off the external Seagate drive because it has more memory than my laptop hard drive. FileZilla is not allowing me anymore to select the folders on the Seagate drive so I can update my files to the hosting company's server. It says that I "do not have permission to access this directory." I have been using FileZilla for many years and I am curious to know why this is happening and how I can fix it please.

I renewed my FileZilla subscription through iTunes back on October 24, 2020 and my order ID is <removed>. I tried to register on your FileZilla Pro Customer Support Forum to post this question and get help, but it is not allowing me to register with the only account details I have. I get the following error message:

Your e-mail address or order number could not be verified. Please use the same e-mail address you purchased FileZilla Pro with and enter the order number from your purchase confirmation.

https://customerforum.filezilla-project ... e=register

Thank you in advance for any helpful assistance.

Laura Lanoue
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Re: Not allowing me to FTP from my external hard drive

#2 Post by botg » 2020-07-13 19:26

If you are using the app store version, to sign up to the customer forums, use the menu item in the Help menu of FileZilla Pro.

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Re: Not allowing me to FTP from my external hard drive

#3 Post by auralanoue » 2020-07-14 03:32

Thanks for your quick reply, but it is not working. I tried to login into the forum with both Google Chrome and Safari. Please advise me on what to do now. I greatly appreciate you help.
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Re: Not allowing me to FTP from my external hard drive

#4 Post by botg » 2020-07-14 08:29

Please don't post images with details such as email addresses or order numbers.

Before you can log in, you need to sign up.

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Re: Not allowing me to FTP from my external hard drive

#5 Post by auralanoue » 2020-07-14 15:27

Hi again. Sorry about the images. I am still seeing this error when I try to register:
Registration using a gmail.com address has been blocked due to massive amount of spambots registering through gmail. Please use an email address from a private or for-pay email hoster instead.
Please note that you will need to enter a valid email address before your account is activated. You will receive an email at the address you provide that contains an account activation link.
My Apple ID has a Gmail account associated with it. Apparently, that is what the problem is. If I try another email address, I get this error:
Your e-mail address or order number could not be verified. Please use the same e-mail address you purchased FileZilla Pro with and enter the order number from your purchase confirmation.

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Re: Not allowing me to FTP from my external hard drive

#6 Post by auralanoue » 2020-07-14 15:49

Can someone just email me please with the solution of how to FTP from my external hard drive, or post the answer here please? I would really appreciate that. :?

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Re: Not allowing me to FTP from my external hard drive

#7 Post by boco » 2020-07-14 19:19

You should just send your Email address to @botg over Private Message, so he can whitelist it in the consumer forum. Unfortunately, GMail has many spam accounts hammering the forum, so, it is generally blocked.

Once the whitelisting is in place, you'll be able to register there.

@botg: Couldn't you relax the blocks for the customer forum? As I doubt that spammers without valid order numbers will succeed to even register there.
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FTP connection problems? Do yourself a favor and read Network Configuration.
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Re: Not allowing me to FTP from my external hard drive

#8 Post by boco » 2020-07-14 19:21

auralanoue wrote:
2020-07-14 15:49
Can someone just email me please with the solution of how to FTP from my external hard drive, or post the answer here please? I would really appreciate that. :?
Check the directory permissions item under the Edit menu. You need to explicitly grant access to any directory you want to use, in order to overcome the Apple Sandbox feature.
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Re: Not allowing me to FTP from my external hard drive

#9 Post by auralanoue » 2020-07-14 21:52

Hi again. I am not sure what you guys did, but when I opened FileZilla it asked me what directories I want to access and now I can FTP from my external hard drive. However, I still have not been successful registering on the Pro Customer Support Forum with my gmail address and my order number generated by FileZilla. It says that my 'Receipt Validation Successful' and I am following the instructions.

I was using FileZilla on PCs at the office for many years and everything was always smooth. It would be nice if you guys would update FileZilla to be more compatible with iOS because I find that they last a lot longer and preform better over all compared to Windows computers. I have had issues with HP products a few months after purchasing them. So, now I am back where I started... On a Mac and that it where I will be continuing my work until I retire.

Thanks again... Laura :)

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Re: Not allowing me to FTP from my external hard drive

#10 Post by boco » 2020-07-14 23:52

Concerning the register issue - please be patient, Admin has not been here, yet. :)
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Re: Not allowing me to FTP from my external hard drive

#11 Post by botg » 2020-07-15 07:25

It works just fine for other users. What does it say if you attempt to register at the customer forums?

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