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I have used Core FTP for years and have never come upon this problem hope someone can help.
I am trying to override index.html on my website but keep getting the message "550 index.html: Operation not permitted" and cannot even delete the index.html.
I can upload any other file or override any other file.
this is the message in my FTP

DTM index.html
213 20101208101912
File exists, prompting user...
index.html overwritten...
TYPE A
200 Type set to A
PASV
227 Entering Passive Mode (202,146,213,3,249,27).
STOR index.html
Connect socket #940 to 202.146.213.3, port 63771...
550 index.html: Operation not permitted
index.html - 0 bytes transferred
PASV
227 Entering Passive Mode (202,146,213,3,249,28).
LIST
Connect socket #896 to 202.146.213.3, port 63772...
150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for file list
226 Transfer complete
DTM index.html
213 20101208101912
File exists, prompting user...
index.html Aborted...
Transfer time: 00:00:08
PASV
227 Entering Passive Mode (202,146,213,3,195,207).
LIST
Connect socket #952 to 202.146.213.3, port 50127...
150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for file list
226 Transfer complete
Transferred 20,841 bytes in 0.125 seconds
thanks for your help.

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Last Post by shannie2010
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If you cannot change the permissions (chmod) of the file in question to 777 and then try to delete it, it means that the server does not allow you to edit/change permissions/delete said file.

You need to contact your server administrator or hosting support to correct this.

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thanks for that no cannot change it and can't delete it neither will contact the server

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No problem. It will be interesting to know what they said, please let us know.

Good luck

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Well finally fixed, the host had locked the files (but only the index.html) for added security what a stupid thing to do. They have no idea thanks for your input.

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Glad you got sorted. Personally, I can not see the reasoning behind locking the index.html file, as this just don't make sense to me.

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And because the website was run from a subfolder (which I didn't know as it wasn't my website) I couldn't go into cpanel to have a look at it.

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