Cannot delete uploaded files/folders

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Cannot delete uploaded files/folders

Post by Ace_Rimmer » November 29th, 2009, 12:25 pm

First time using ftp so I thought I'd just test it on a load of junk folders, uploaded fine but now when I try and delete them I get an error "Can't remove directory: invalid argument", what am I doing wrong, these were just a load junk folders that I used to test it so I really don't want them there

So I open Wiseftp, connect and the folders appear on the right, I right click and select delete, it asks me to confirm which I do then I get the error and nothing is deleted.

Any ideas


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Re: Cannot delete uploaded files/folders

Post by Support (AceBIT) » November 30th, 2009, 12:36 pm


If a directory is not empty you can only delete it when the option for deleting directories containing files was activated. To do so, follow these steps:

Go to the Options menu and open the Preferences window.

- Go to the Advanced tab.
- Activate the option Allow deletion of directories containing files.

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