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File size changing during transfer via FTP

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Hello,

Interesting situation here.

FileA is located in 2 directories (Dir1 & Dir2) and is IDENTICAL in size and content.

However,
FileA is dropping in size from 2341k to 2254 when it is FTP'd to server to Dir2 on the server.  Why??!

FileA is NOT being re-sized during FTP to Dir1

***The files which coexist with FIleA in Dir1 and Dir2 are NOT identical to eachother...close, but not exactly the same.

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What I've tried so far:
-Renaming FileA on server to FileA_old then re-uploading local copy of FileA = same result.
-Deleting FileA on server to FileA_old then re-uploading local copy of FileA = same result.
-Deleting Dir1 then created a new Dir1 then upload the version of FileA which transferred correctly to Dir2 = same result!

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what OS are you using and wht is the type of file are these files?

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omarfarid,

OS = WinXPpro
FTP = WinSCP
Filetype = HTML
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can you give real example with actual file sizes

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omarfarid:

Those ARE the real sizes.  

The file starts off in the local dir as 2341k then once its FTP'd it drops to 2254k.  Again, this only happens when its transferred into Dir2 and NOT Dir1.

Can other files in Dir2 dictate the size or content of a file coming in??  I don't see how - but I have to ask at this point.

-td
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JT,

The file is HTML/ASCII.

I will try a different FTP client.

All other files which are being transferred into this directory are staying intact and unchanged.

And I have NEVER seen this type of behavior!  Weird stuff.

-td
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td - what did you finally do?

Try different FTP program?
Determine it was something about the file itself?
Gave up? Never got it to work?

Jeff

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