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    Question Invisible files on host server?

    I have a website which has a mail client, works perfectly. Strange thing is that there is no sign of it when I FTP. This is a bit of a nuisance as you can't edit the files.
    What could cause files to vanish & yet work? I have 2 other sites, both have the same mail client, but all the files are visible in a folder, they work too.

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    Default Re: Invisible files on host server?

    What files?
    What mail client?
    (What website?)
    You'll need to give much more detail if you want any sort of sensible answer.
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    Default Re: Invisible files on host server?

    Quote Originally Posted by mzee View Post
    I have a website which has a mail client, works perfectly. Strange thing is that there is no sign of it when I FTP. This is a bit of a nuisance as you can't edit the files.
    What could cause files to vanish & yet work? I have 2 other sites, both have the same mail client, but all the files are visible in a folder, they work too.
    Check the permissions on the files or directory "ls -l" or if you want more info, "man ls" or "ls help" also any file that has a leading dot is hidden ie .etc/usr/var this is not an actual directory. Another command you may wish to check up on is "chmod"
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    Default Re: Invisible files on host server?

    I have solved the problem. I changed Hosts, and moved the Domain. The old Host didn't remove the website, and didn't remove the Domain details. I ended up with two websites until the sub ran out.

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