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I Use Fetch/Fugu: Where Are My Folders?

Fugu and Fetch are the two supported SFTP programs for Apple OS X. When using either Fugu or Fetch, the root folder display does not allow you to browse to various file locations accessible through either webftp.wm.edu or sftp.wm.edu.

Read on to find out how to get to your web folders using Fugu or Fetch.

Fugu

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When you connect to webftp.wm.edu with Fugu, the right pane in Fugu will be empty. Root window display for webftp and sftp - no folders are listed

To get to your folders, click on the "Go To" button:

Root window display for webftp and sftp - no folders are listed

After clicking on the "Go To" button, you will need to type in the folder that you are trying to browse to, for example www, and then click on "Go."

Fugu go to dialog box.

The same process applies for accessing any other folder directly off of the root of the SFTP server. After you have browsed to a folder below the root, you can browse through the folder structure as you normally would.

Fetch

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To connect

Hostname: sftp.wm.edu (or webftp.wm.edu, for users of webftp)
Username:  your WMuserid
Connect using: SFTP
Password: your WMuserid password

Note for webftp users:  When you connect with webftp, it will display the list of folders available from the root of the SFTP server.  However, it does not allow you to browse down into the folders shown.

To access the folders displayed in the root, select the "Go" menu in Fetch and click on "Go To Folder...".

Go menu in fetch.

After clicking on the "Go To Folder..." menu item, you will need to type in the folder that you are trying to browse to, for example www, and then click on "Ok".

Fetch Go To Folders dialog box

The same process applies for accessing any other folder directly off of the root of the SFTP server. After you have browsed to a folder below the root, you can browse through the folder structure as you normally would.

List of Commonly Used Folders Available on webftp.wm.edu
home/public_html
Personal web pages, e.g. txjeff.people.wm.edu
WWW Standard websites with a www.wm.edu/<sitename> url
virtualhosts Sites that have their own hostname, e.g. tip.wm.edu
WWW-SO Student organization websites with a url like www.wm.edu/so/<sitename>