How to change File Permissions using Core FTP

December 18th, 2009

There are times when you would like to change the file or directory permissions for your files or folders. The reason could be security or that some software’s require certain file to be editable.

This can be very simple to achieve using a FTP (File Transfer Protocol) program. For this article I will be including screen shots from Core FTP which is what I use.

1. Open Core FTP
2. Connect to your website.
3. Once connected, go to the file or folder you wish you change permissions of.
4. Right click on the file or folder and click Properties

File Properties & Permissions

Now from this tab you can change the User, Group and World’s Read… Write and Execute permissions. Just click ok after you are done.

Comments

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  2. ArmorGator February 15th, 2010

    I got a problem with this. I’m using Core FTP LE and i’m trying to change the file permissions for CGI-BIN to 755 but whenever I click ok and refresh the remote view by disconnecting and connecting again, it the values have been changed back to 770. Why won’t my change stick? Is it because you can’t change CGI-BIN? I’m trying to do this for a lesson.

  3. Prashant February 16th, 2010

    You can change the permissions of your CGI-BIN but you should NEVER change the permissions on your cgi-bin directory. If you have already changed the permissions of your CGI-BIN, you need to change it back to 775 (rwxrwxr-x) or 755 (rwxr-xr-x).

  4. Jagadish May 6th, 2011

    I m trying to change the file permission of a folder where path of images are stored to 777. But this message is being shown: ” SITE CHMOD 777 aspnet_client: command not understood”. Can you help with this?

  5. Prashant May 6th, 2011

    Did you try doing that from the cPanel > File Manager. It could be your FTP program which could be creating this issue.

  6. Jagadish May 6th, 2011

    How can I change file permission in cpanel>file manager. Can you give me the detail about that?

  7. Prashant May 6th, 2011
  8. raj June 13th, 2011

    Forbidden

    You don’t have permission to access /index.php on this server.

    Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

    plz give the solution asap….

    i have change the permission in core ftp- 644(-rw-r–r–), and c-panel- for 775 (rwxrwxr-x) or 755 (rwxr-xr-x).

    but permission not change plz give me better solution for this problem…..

  9. Prashant June 13th, 2011

    which file permission have you changed?

  10. raj June 13th, 2011

    when i open greword.com
    the error msg is shown….

    You don’t have permission to access /index.php on this server.
    Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
    then i go to core ftp and change the file permission inside file properties for 644 and 755 in core http://ftp..
    and also in c-panel i go to change permission and change permission 644 and 755 but there was an error he showing

    Fileop Failure on: home/greword/public-html/index.php. operation not permitted

    plz reply asap…
    give the solution asap…..

  11. Prashant June 13th, 2011

    Since you are not hosted with us, it would be best if you contact your hosting company to solve this issue.

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