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I have FTP site:

Site1 (points to d:\sites\folder1)

I added virtual directory  (points to  d:\someotherplace\)

ftp to the site, can't see the virtual folder, if I try to change to the directory it is not found...

I found a doc on the net that says add an empty directory of the same name as the virtual folder in d:\sites\folder1... so I created  d:\sites\folder1\someotherplace

ftp to the site and you see the folder but it does not point to the virtual folder... it points to the folder i created in the site.

what am i doing wrong?
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We had the same issue. Created a virtual directory under an FTP site in IIS 6 and it did not show up.  It is there however, if you type in the name of the folder after your URL.

This is apparently the way Microsoft designed it.  If you read their website regarding FTP virtual directories, it says:

"The FTP server does not include the names of any virtual directories when the content of the current working directory is requested by a client application. Physical directories, however, are listed."

You can read more about it at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/WindowsServer2003/Library/IIS/53e0e247-be2b-4b0d-8dee-04f71ad6c14a.mspx?mfr=true
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wow.... I'm speechless.... How simple yet microsoftingly stupid is that....
It works.
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