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Dreamweaver FTP Error

I have been using Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004 for years now to do FTP activity then yesterday, I can't connect to my server. I get these messages:

"The connection to the remote host has been lost. Click Refresh to reconnect."

"An FTP error occurred-cannot get remote folder information. Dreamweaver could not connect to the server. Please check your network connection and try again."

I've checked my website, it's up and running. I checked my network connection on the control panel and the exception for Dreamweaver is still there. My exception for Dreamweaver on my firewall is still there. Any ideas?

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  • mrmtanaka Feb 17, 2009

    I installed FileZilla, which I use on my laptop, and tested my connection. It works as normal.

  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2009

    Ige the exact same error message "...connection lost.."

  • damono May 08, 2009

    Yep, Same problem. Used DW for years on several different site with no problem. One day I'm getting the same error message..."The connection to the remote host has been lost. Click Refresh to reconnect."

    Sites are connecting fine through Fire FTP

    Any idea what the problem could be???


  • Mike Jandreau
    Mike Jandreau May 11, 2010

    A few things to check:

    1) Have you recently installed any new antivirus or internet security software?
    2) Have you modified your FTP settings? Maybe changed the connection port?
    3) Has your host changed the connection settings.

    I'd suggest deleting the "Site" from Dreamweaver, and re-adding it again. That usually does the trick.


  • dgbrimm May 11, 2010

    Have you tried connecting from an FTP client to make sure you can connect through FTP at all?

    Also, have you made sure that the FTP settings haven't changed on the server, especially if it is being hosted?


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I would suggest that your server ip address has possibly changed. I would contact the people who support your server and ask them if anything has changed.

the fact that your website is up and running does not mean that the FTP should work. Very often your FTP server is physically separate to your web server

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