Can't create directory: File exists

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Can't create directory: File exists

Post by moris » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:06 pm


I was trying to upload my website today with the FTP tool.
I don't know why but I received the error: 550 Can't create direct file exists.
Although it said upload successfully, the website on the server wasn't updated.

Please see screenshot here:

What can cause this?

Thank you!

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Re: Can't create directory: File exists

Post by Pablo » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:10 pm

This is not an error, but a reply from the server indicating that the folder already exists so it does not need to be created.

The reason why the publishing fails is more likely related to invalid publish settings.

Are you sure you need to publish to 'public_html'?
Does your website have an index page?
What is the URL of the website?
What other information is in the publish log?

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