Unable to remove folders


#1

I am having trouble deleting a couple folders from my website…My FTP client gives me an error and says that the directory is not empty…But it LOOKS empty to me…can someone help me out here? Thanks!


#2

There may be hidden files in the directory. See if this knowledge base article, ‘How do I show hidden files’, is of help to you.
All the best,
marsbar


#3

htaccess files don’t show up on a lot of ftp clients unless you set up the program to show them. I don’t know what you’re using for ftp, but get it to display all/hidden files, and you might see an .htaccess file in the folder still.

~Chell


#4

I’m using ACE FTP, and I can’t seem to find the option to view hidden files or anything in there.

What’s confusing is I normally don’t have a problem deleing folders even if they HAVE items in it…So, I am baffled.


#5

I do not use AceFTP, but I am sure the following instructions provided by the makers of AceFTP on their site will make sense to AceFTP users.

Quote:
How to ask AceFTP to show me hidden files? This configuration is in each site properties. Go in the properties of your site, in the GENERAL tab… you’ll see a line named “Listing parameter”, check the box to Override ancestor’s values… then check the line “Show hidden files”.
Just below that, also check the line “Hide files beginning with a .”, and uncheck the “Enabled” line below.
End quote.

All the best,
marsbar


#6

LOL! Marsbar, ya beat me to it again.

One google search led to this page too:
http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:wq6VWx7JSy0J:www.nukehelp.biz/modules.php?name=Tutoriaux&rop=tutoriaux&did=34+“ace+ftp”+AND+“how+to”+AND+“hidden+files”&hl=en&lr=&strip=1

…which seems to give simple directions.

~Chell


#7

Oh wow! Thanks so much, It was quite simple and it worked. I feel like an idiot because I didn;t think it had anything to do with hidden files…Because normally I can just click a folder and delete it…and then it auto deletes whatever is in that folder…But I guess it can’t delete what it can’t see huh?

Thanks guys, yer life savers! :slight_smile: