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I am doing some updates to a 10-year old site, and I am baffled. Everything worked great locally, so I uploaded a bunch of stuff to the server using Filezilla. Within Filezilla I can see all of the files, but for some reason I get a 404 when trying to view them.

It seems as though (at least for the folder I'm currently checking) this is happening for items which are "farther down the list" alphabetically. I tried to re-upload a file individually but it didn't change anything.

Is this an indication that I hit some sort of limit with the hosting company? And if so why can I still view the files from Filezilla?

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One thing work checking is if you've got the case exactly right. Non-Windows servers are very often case sensitive. –  paulmorriss Mar 17 '11 at 15:14

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Firstly, can you upload a unique file to the root dir and then check on the internet that it is there. Just wondering if you have for some reason connected to the wrong area/account. Have done this myself before.

Also, can you clear the whole directory and then upload one of the "non-working" files and test?

Or create a sub directory and upload to that, testing one file at a time.

Give us a list of the file names & directories, and a url we can test?

Also as Paulmorriss says, check the file name case as non windows servers are a bit fussy about this. You have F5'd/refreshed Filezilla to double check the directory does contain these files

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I will try the unique file / subdirectory ideas out. The directory is ercolehome.com/images/products/mirrors one specific file: ercolehome.com/images/products/mirrors/SM36_3M.jpg I thought of case sensitivity, and checked and double checked, refreshed and double refreshed. Not the problem. –  Zach L Mar 17 '11 at 15:33
    
just added: ercolehome.com/images/products/mirrors/wtf.txt and that works... –  Zach L Mar 17 '11 at 15:35
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Change the .jpg to .JPG in the URL and it works –  Digital Essence Mar 17 '11 at 15:43
    
Hahahah, i sorted it out... Im sorry to bother you guys. It WAS a case issue (with the file extension). jpg != JPG. I could swear I checked that several times –  Zach L Mar 17 '11 at 15:44
    
Good news. Helps to explain it to someone else and through this process you spot where it is going wrong. –  Digital Essence Mar 17 '11 at 15:57

That's because all the files can be upload but viewing the file in the internet is not allowed. There are certain restriction that prohibits anyone to see the file.

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I found the answer with the SM36_3M.jpg file, you need to make sure the extension is uppercase: http://ercolehome.com/images/products/mirrors/SM36_3M.JPG

The way I found this out was by going to here

http://ercolehome.com/images/products/mirrors/

You might want to turn off directory listing.

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