remote edit failing

Hi - I have used smartftp since version 2 - have version 4 now installed. This problem just started today (I installed version 4 sometime in the last 2 weeks.. and have used it rigorously since installation).

When I edit a file, it opens correctly in my text editor (I use macromedia's homesite). however, when I have made a change to the file, it doesn't automatically change the copy on the server - I need to click "process" on the file name in the que.

Any ideas? should I uninstall and reinstall?

thanks for any help.


Hello Sue ..

Please post the system information from the menu: Help->About "System Information" dialog.

+- System -----------------------------
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Service Pack 3 (Build 2600)

CPU Speed : 2793 MHz
Total Memory : 2046 MB
Free Memory : 780 MB

+- SmartFTP ---------------------------
Version : 4.0.1072.0
Time Stamp : 2009-11-20 20:41:14
Platform : x86
Id : 400012705
Maintenance : 2010-12-06
Days in use : 782

+- Language ---------------------------

+- Internet Explorer ------------------
Version : 7.0.5730.11

+- Winsock ----------------------------
Winsock : 2.2

Thank you.

You can try the new beta version:

For some reason SmartFTP does not get the notification that the file has changed. In most cases it turned out that an application installed on the user's computer prevented the shell notifications from being sent (e.g. software firewall / antivirus product). But it could have other reasons as well.

Does it work if you use notepad instead of homesite?

should I uninstall first? I still have copies of 2,3 and 4 on my system

I would uninstall all versions first (including the old ones).