NppFTP Upload and Download not fully working

  • Not sure what the issue is. I have Notepad++ with NppFTP on my work pc and home pc (both are actually in my home) Home PC works and Work doesn’t.

    I get the following message in the output:

    Download of /httpdocs/Work/WorkFile.xml failed

    Strangely tho it will download some files but not all. Any help would be really appreciated. Thanks

    Edit: here is the full list of when it failed if that helps

    220 Microsoft FTP Service
    331 Password required
    230 User logged in.
    -> TYPE A
    200 Type set to A.
    -> MODE S
    200 Mode S ok.
    -> STRU F
    200 STRU F ok.
    -> CWD /httpdocs/Work/
    250 CWD command successful.
    -> PASV
    227 Entering Passive Mode (107,180,34,106,196,34).
    -> LIST
    150 Opening ASCII mode data connection.
    226 Transfer complete.
    -> TYPE I
    200 Type set to I.
    -> SIZE /httpdocs/Work/WorkFile.xml
    213 1424
    -> PASV
    227 Entering Passive Mode (107,180,34,106,196,35).
    -> RETR /httpdocs/Work/WorkFile.xml
    150 Opening BINARY mode data connection.
    Download of /httpdocs/Work/WorkFile.xml failed

  • Hello Bobby-Peters,

    did you configure a port range on ftp server?
    If so, are the ports, listed in your post, within this range?


  • Thanks for your reply Claudia, I have no idea about that, I just update files and upload (lol im kinda stupid). Im using godaddy as a host. if that helps any I will go through the godaddy side and see if any of it clicks in tune with your suggestion.

  • Hello Bobby,

    so you are using webhoster, ok.
    I don’t assume that they do such configuration without letting you know.
    From your provided log we see that you use ports 50210 and 50211.
    So that was the reason why I thought it might be a potential issue here.

    What fails is the retrieve command.

    -> RETR /httpdocs/Work/WorkFile.xml
    150 Opening BINARY mode data connection.
    Download of /httpdocs/Work/WorkFile.xml failed

    If the ports aren’t the issue then it might be that access restictions on that
    particular file are the cause. E.g. you don’t have read rights (which doesn’t make
    sense from webhosters business point of view, I agree but can be wrongly configured)

    Or, your firewall is blocking. (deactivate for a test?)

    Maybe you wanna try a different ftp client like filezilla?

    From their website I see they offer information how to configure it.


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