Mac OS X 10.2 or Later: Cannot Copy to FTP Servers in the Finder

You can use the Connect To Server command to connect to an FTP server in the Finder, but you will have read-only access. You cannot copy, or upload, to an FTP volume in the Finder.

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File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server volumes available in the Finder have read-only access, even when the FTP server is set to allow you write access.

If you want to copy files from a Mac OS X computer to an FTP server, you need to use an application other than the Finder.

You can use the Terminal utility or a third-party FTP utility such as:

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Published Date: Oct 7, 2016