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FTP overwrite files

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Hi,

When I overwrite existing files on FTP site, the case in the filenames never changed, is there a way to fix this?  I am using Filezilla..thanks
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Not really - not from Filezilla.  

The case sensitivity of files is controlled by the remote host - the operating system and sometimes how it's disk drive was formatted.
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Windows-based servers are case-insensitive so you can't have files named ReadMe.txt and README.TXT like you can on Unix-style computers.

Have you tried explicitly deleting the existing file instead of overwriting it?
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any ideas which client can do the explicitly deleting the existing file?  thaks
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Any FTP client should be able to delete a file... or at least request that the server delete the file... the server might say "No" if your login account does not have permission.
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But you will have to do that in two steps, delete first, then upload?
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exactly
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