I'm seeing few other posts on this subject and am losing my
hair so here goes. Using Contribute 3 for my clients to update
files while our CMS provider users Dreamweaver 8. As of about two
weeks ago we all started having difficulties updating pages. We're
able to access the page, select edit and make changes. When we hit
Publish we get "Access Denied. The file may not exist, or there
could be permission problem." We ack the error and select cancel on
the edit page, the page is changed like we wanted to and we have to
delete the draft.
Using an SFTP program I can access the page files, make
files and delete them with no problem so this leads me to think
Contribute or Dreamweaver have beaten up something in there. The
machine I'm using DOESN'T have IE7 (IE6) so that's not a path I can
go down unless another machine has written something to the
Contribute files on the web server.
Whew, that's a long one but I think this really needs to be
addressed. Any ideas? Even Frontpage is starting to look
I don't know the exact solution to your problem, but I want
to make some suggestions.
I believe that permissions are controlled by an entry in the
_mm folder that is created in the root of your site when you first
establish a Contribute connection. I am wondering if when the other
party set up Dreamweaver 8 to edit the site, they could have
overwritten the information contained within the _mm folder, and
therefore the Contribute users are no longer recognised as being in
the correct role to be able to edit the site.
It is worth further investigation as to where contribute
stores user permission data and how you can manually reestablish
I have had this problem for the last two weeks, and yesterday
I FINALLY figured out the problem... I'd run out of storage space
on my website's server!! SUCH an easy fix. Delete some large files
and see if that helps you. I have zero problems now. I swear I'm
like a new woman.