8 Replies Latest reply: Dec 7, 2011 12:45 PM by Aball2 RSS

    Browser "Can't find file"

    Aball2

      I am using CF8 on 2003 Windows Server.

       

      I have a file, let's call it "ABC.cfm".  Everything is working fine with this file.

       

      I have updated the code in the file and renamed "ABC.cfm" to "ABCold.cfm".   I think saved a new file called "ABC.cfm" and moved it the location where the original "ABC.cfm" file was and I get an error in the browsers (Firefox and IE) that basically says it can't find the file.  If I rename "ABCold.cfm" back to "ABC.cfm" it finds the file.

       

      Any idea why the browsers can not find the renamed file but can find the same file by the original name?

        • 1. Re: Browser "Can't find file"
          Joshua Cyr Community Member

          Are you sure of the case of that file is exactly the same?  Are you sure

          you are uploading it to the right folder?

          • 2. Re: Browser "Can't find file"
            Aball2 Community Member

            Cases are the same.  Even copy and pasted the old file name to the new one just to be sure.  

             

            Yes, they are both in the same folder.

            • 3. Re: Browser "Can't find file"
              Joshua Cyr Community Member

              And the error you get is a 404 error or some other error?  Like a cfinclude

              cannot find template error?

              • 4. Re: Browser "Can't find file"
                Aball2 Community Member

                Firefox error: 

                 

                File not found

                     

                Firefox can't find the file at http://myserver/cfide/mylocation/ABC.cfm.

                       

                  Check the file name for capitalization or other typing errors.

                  Check to see if the file was moved, renamed or deleted.

                 

                --------------------------------

                 

                IE 8 Error:

                 

                Internet Explorer was not able to open this Internet site.  The requested site is either unavailable or cannot be found. Please try again later.

                 

                 

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                I guess I should also note this location performs calcualtions and when working properly produces an excel spreadsheet.  I only updated the calculations in the code, otherwise the code is identical, so I am just confused as to what might be triggering this error.  I've done this with several other files and had no issues. 

                • 5. Re: Browser "Can't find file"
                  Adam Cameron. Community Member

                  Sounds to me like IIS doesn't have sufficient permissions to see the files.  This is a bit odd because I have a feeling that generally file perms are inherited from their directory, not set on the files themselves.  However you should check whether the a/c that IIS is running as has permissions to see the files that aren't being served.

                   

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                  Adam

                  • 6. Re: Browser "Can't find file"
                    Aball2 Community Member

                    Thanks...I will look into that, I'll look into about anything at this point. 

                    • 7. Re: Browser "Can't find file"
                      BKBK MVP

                      Aball2 wrote:

                       

                      I am using CF8 on 2003 Windows Server.

                       

                      I have a file, let's call it "ABC.cfm".  Everything is working fine with this file.

                       

                      I have updated the code in the file and renamed "ABC.cfm" to "ABCold.cfm".   I think saved a new file called "ABC.cfm" and moved it the location where the original "ABC.cfm" file was and I get an error in the browsers (Firefox and IE) that basically says it can't find the file.  If I rename "ABCold.cfm" back to "ABC.cfm" it finds the file.

                       

                      Any idea why the browsers can not find the renamed file but can find the same file by the original name?

                      ColdFusion is known to sometimes masquerade its inability to process an error by responding with a page-not-found. To rule this out, perform the following test.

                       

                      Comment out all the code on the page, excepting

                       

                      Test result: <cfoutput>#now()#</cfoutput>

                      • 8. Re: Browser "Can't find file"
                        Aball2 Community Member

                        Thank you all.  Apparently the error was in the code and it was kicking the incorrect error message.