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Multi hard drives 1 user

#1 Post by GazCBG » 2019-03-01 18:58

I have Filezilla Server setup on Windows 10 which is access by local IP only.
I have 3 hard drives in my PC and I want to access hard drive D and E in FIlezilla

While I have this working with an Aliases with /E for the E drive.

I was wondering is there away to see all hard drives on the system without using an Aliases.
So for example when I login into FTP I would see C: D: E: with full premissions then I pick the drive I want to upload to.

Is that possible?

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Re: Multi hard drives 1 user

#2 Post by GazCBG » 2019-03-01 21:49


I have sort of got what I want now.

C: - Set as Home *
D: - Aliases as /D:
E: - Aliases as /E:

* C: has limited privileges with only List ticked
* Then in Filezilla client I have hidden the files left in the remote side with a filter, so it only shows D: and E:


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Re: Multi hard drives 1 user

#3 Post by Zeus » 2021-03-19 21:29

Maybe my problem is the same, and I fixed it.

I switched from WAR-FTPD to FileZilla.
WAR-FTPD would allow multiple disk drives, FileZilla doesn't.
FileZilla requires all files to be located within the FTP ROOT directory.
So, the answer is to create a directory within the FTP ROOT directory and make that directory access the other drive.

Example: My FTP ROOT directory is D:\FTP-Root so I created a new directory D:\FTP-Root\Drive E

To mount Drive E to be accessed from that folder:

Create the folder d:\FTP-Root\Drive E Be sure it's empty.
Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Management
Right click the disk drive -> Change drive letters and paths -> Add -> Browse (to the new created folder - must be empty) -> OK
Test it with Windows Explorer.
In FileZilla, set your permissions to allow it or disallow it with either Users or Groups.

It will look like it's a folder/directory but it's really your other disk drive.
I do it with drives C, D, and E and set access only for the ADMINISTRATOR group.
For the other users, their Groups have the permissions set so they don't even see it.

BTW, I still use Windows 7 for my server computer.
Hope this helps.

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Re: Multi hard drives 1 user

#4 Post by boco » 2021-03-20 03:06

Please note that it is not about support/non-support of multiple drives, but rather a matter of using physical paths vs. the recommended way of using TVFS (Trivial Virtual File System). TVFS is UNIX-like, and drive letters do not exist here.
Aliases are essentially the equivalent of mounting a drive into a file path in *NIX.
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