Cannot copy files to FTP mount

Posted on 2009-02-07
Last Modified: 2013-11-23
I have mounted a folder from my FTP site.  I made sure the folder has read/write permissions.  However, I cannot copy files to it.  I can only ready.  I read on the web that this is the way it is.  Is there a native work around for it?
Question by:CompuTurk
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    Accepted Solution

    If by "native" you mean without any 3rd party software the answer is no. The only way to upload via FTP with what Apple has provided is by using Terminal and FTP command-line client. If you want to access via Finder without any external utility you may want to setup your remote storage to include WebDAV authoring. That is mounted in Finder with read/write functionality.

    Boris Herman, ACSA
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    Assisted Solution

    The DEFAULT FTP mount included with OSX allows only READ from mounted FTP volumes .. however a recent project called MacFUSE adds the ability to read/write  FTP, SSH and many other types from within OSX .. and it is FREE.To mount and read/write FTP directories get the following 2 applications1. MacFUSE - current version 2.0.3 includes SSH and FTP by default. Just download and install.2. MacFusion - http://www.macfusionapp.orgThis is a nice GUI to allow you to create mount points for your FTP volumes and easily mount/unmount them.There are other plugins including the excellent NTFS-3G which enables read/write of NTFS volumes
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    Expert Comment

    There are a number of excellent Mac FTP clients reviewed here:  , some of which are free.

    I quite like free version of RBrowser myself.

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