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Re: Important Notice: Do you use Filezilla? Avatars and Attachments lost?
« Reply #80 on: January 08, 2012, 09:25:22 PM »
you all are bringing back memories.  I still have a working Commodore 64  :)

Thanks for posting this.. It is helpful for those of us who would otherwise not know such things and be banging head on table.

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Re: Important Notice: Do you use Filezilla? Avatars and Attachments lost?
« Reply #81 on: April 22, 2012, 09:53:31 AM »
I'm confused!  I get the bit about checking the ASCII box to transfer all files and folders except Attachments and Avatars, and then unchecking the box to transfer those folders separately.... but then you all start going on about binary!  I've left the Auto option checked throughout the whole backup as per the picture in the first post of the thread - should I have changed this to Binary as well?

Does anyone know if this is also an issue when backing up Wordpress files?

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Thank you for your post!This can help a lot of people who doesn't know what to do on such situation.

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I'm confused!  I get the bit about checking the ASCII box to transfer all files and folders except Attachments and Avatars, and then unchecking the box to transfer those folders separately.... but then you all start going on about binary!  I've left the Auto option checked throughout the whole backup as per the picture in the first post of the thread - should I have changed this to Binary as well?

Does anyone know if this is also an issue when backing up Wordpress files?
set everything to binary and you'll be fine. ASCII changes the line endings, and binary does not.
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Ya i use filezilla.For transferring a site in Live i think it no 1

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Re: Important Notice: Do you use Filezilla? Avatars and Attachments lost?
« Reply #85 on: July 27, 2012, 07:38:39 PM »
Wooooow thanks for share this info. Now i know why happens this :/

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Re: Important Notice: Do you use Filezilla? Avatars and Attachments lost?
« Reply #86 on: July 23, 2013, 07:30:07 AM »
I am very grateful this post was stickied!  I would have had no clue about any of this!  Thanks many times over!! :)

My question is same as above.   Do I also uncheck it for avatars folder?  You mention to uncheck it for attachments directory but didn't mention avatars folder.  I'm just assuming to also uncheck it for avatars folder since avatars are the topic subject.

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Re: Important Notice: Do you use Filezilla? Avatars and Attachments lost?
« Reply #87 on: August 04, 2013, 08:42:05 PM »
You can just transfer everything as binary and it will be ok, as Arantor says here:
http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=374178.msg2610981#msg2610981

Or use your host's cpanel filemanager to make a zip file of everything, then download the zip.  If you do this, make sure to read the popup window that shows what has been zipped because any error messages will show up in here.  (For instance, if you don't have enough space for the zip file in your web space, it will fail.)

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Re: Important Notice: Do you use Filezilla? Avatars and Attachments lost?
« Reply #88 on: July 12, 2014, 07:17:24 PM »
Thank you all for this thread as I had the very same problem. Godaddy was able to restore my forum directory from a backup and I have now moved it to my new domain name correctly and all now works okay. I thought, for a moment, I had lost all of my attachments and avatars but this thread alerted me to the problem and I was able to recover. That was a close call!
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Re: Important Notice: Do you use Filezilla? Avatars and Attachments lost?
« Reply #89 on: July 12, 2014, 07:43:11 PM »
Glad to hear all is working now, SatTrkr. Let us know if you have any other issues.
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Re: Important Notice: Do you use Filezilla? Avatars and Attachments lost?
« Reply #90 on: February 13, 2015, 09:52:32 AM »
Thanks for the fix. I was worried that I'd lost all my photos and avatars after I moved hosts.
I just reuploaded my 'attachments' folder contents in 'binary' rather that 'ACSII'

FYI - my filezilla options was under 'Transfer > Transfer Type > select Binary'.

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Re: Important Notice: Do you use Filezilla? Avatars and Attachments lost?
« Reply #91 on: March 21, 2015, 12:08:50 PM »
I am using FileZilla 3.10.2 version the option 'Treat Files Without Extension' is checked by default. Do i need to uncheck it ?
I don't thinks so because i have been using same settings since long without any problem in my SMF forum like Avatar, Images etc you mentioned.
Correct me if i am wrong.
Hoping for a reply. Thanks :)
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Re: Important Notice: Do you use Filezilla? Avatars and Attachments lost?
« Reply #92 on: March 21, 2015, 01:17:52 PM »
you are wrong.
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