KB: Why FTP/SFTP File Explorer does not display any files for me to select


When creating imports or exports, the file explorer window is showing no files .


There are several possible reasons why this issue may arise:

  • The FTP server uses Virtual Directories: Unfortunately, Linnworks does not support FTP/SFTP servers that use virtual directories
  • There is an error with listing directory on the FTP server: Please contact support for help with this error if the user permissions are correct. To test this, please see the paragraph below
  • The supplied username and password credentials don't have sufficient permissions: Please ensure that your user account has at least read/write permissions for the user's FTP home folder on the server

A further test to see whether permissions for the user are set correctly can be performed by changing the options for After each download . This is because Linnworks will write a test file to the server to test the requested action. If the user credentials supplied do not have sufficient permissions to do this, an error will be displayed.

If you have any further issues with the FTP file explorer, please contact our support team through the ticket system so that we can investigate this further.

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