Ticket #8179 (new defect)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

Dreamweaver ftp errors because of uppercase directories on mapped drives

Reported by: V_RocKs Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 4.0.2 Keywords: dreamweaver, mapped, network drive, uppercase, directory
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Linux

Description (last modified by frank) (diff)

My setup:

Virtualbox 4.0.2 Host OS: Ubuntu 10.10 Guest OS: Windows 7 Dreamweaver version: CS5

I keep getting errors when trying to put files onto my server. An example error would be:

Started: 1/24/2011 6:23 PM

DOMAIN.COM\index.html - error occurred - An FTP error occurred - cannot put index.html. Access denied. The file may not exist, or there could be a permission problem.

File activity incomplete. 1 file(s) or folder(s) were not completed.

Files with errors: 1 DOMAIN.COM\index.html

Finished: 1/24/2011 6:23 PM

The error is occurring because the directory DOMAIN.COM does not exist on the server. However, I didn't put it from a local file system with an uppercase directory of DOMAIN.COM. On my system the directory in question is lowercase,

This only seems to happen when the local location is on a mapped network drive.


Capture.PNG Download (2.3 KB) - added by Grumptoo 2 years ago.
Example of FTP error log showing file path as ALL CAPS

Change History

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by drgrumpy

I also have the same problem with Win XP guest and Dreamweaver CS5, which is really annoying. The same issue also occurs with subfolders, e.g.

actual file on disk: /site/sub-folder/filename.php

dreamweaver: D:\SITE\SUB-FOLDER\filename.php (in the document window)

so of course fails 'cos there is no directory called SUB-FOLDER on server.

But curiously if I do the put from within dreamweaver's file manager (right click on the file) the ftp works. In the DW filemanager the folders and files are all shown correctly in lowercase or mixed.

Changed 2 years ago by Grumptoo

Example of FTP error log showing file path as ALL CAPS

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by Grumptoo

Has there been any resolution to this issue? Still experiencing it in Windows 7 Enterprise in VB 4.3.18 Gentoo in DW CS6

Last edited 2 years ago by Grumptoo (previous) (diff)

comment:3 follow-up: ↓ 5 Changed 2 years ago by frank

  • Description modified (diff)

Could you explain how this problem is related to VirtualBox?

comment:4 Changed 2 years ago by Grumptoo

The issue does not exist in a Normal Windows installation. I experience this when using VBox Guest Additions Shared folders. I DO NOT get the issue when using the default Windows .VDI disk filesystem.... hence the reason I believe it to be a VB issue.


comment:5 in reply to: ↑ 3 Changed 2 years ago by Grumptoo

Replying to frank:

Could you explain how this problem is related to VirtualBox?

Ok... I found a workaround. If you specify the FULL Network path instead of the Mapped drive to the Network path then the file paths casing stays as on the native network file path casing :P

i.e. \\VBOXSVR\Shared\Workspace\Servers\Dreamweaver\DEV-Site1\webapps\etc.. vs. E:\Workspace\Servers\Dreamweaver\DEV-Site1\webapps\etc..

Works now... SO this informs me that there IS an issue with the VBOX Guest Addons for mapping a network drive and maintaining the file path casing as defined by the host OS...

Solves my issue for now but I believe it should be fixed to ensure others do not have to trudge through the mess I have for the past week trying to figure out what is going on!

Last edited 2 years ago by Grumptoo (previous) (diff)
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