Cuteftp – Must be an administrator or have the appropriate permissions error

I’ve been using Cuteftp (v8.3) to manage my files between hard drive and server. Everything was working ok. Then all of a sudden I tried to view a picture file on my server and CuteFTP gave me the following error –

You must be an administrator or have the appropriate permissions to perform this operation

The built in CuteFTP help system didn’t help at all. I tried searching for the phrase “must be an administrator or have the appropriate permissions” but nothing came up. So I searched Google and found several results on the first page. I found several different potential causes for this error, but none of them helped.

Solved

I eventually tracked the reason for this error. It was caused by my virus checker Bitdefender Internet Security 2017. I had recently activated one of its features – Ransomware Protection and Bitdefender had quietly decided that CuteFTP was trying to alter my protected files. So it blocked it from changing anything.

I can only assume that CuteFTP gave this operation error because it was unable to write to my hard drive – and didn’t know why. I fixed the issue by adding CuteFTP as a safe program. This is likely to be an unusual cause of the error, so if not applicable you should continue researching all the other causes.

Two Short Stories

I’ve written two short stories. I wrote them both a good while back but I’ve hardly shown them anyone, until now –

The Test – by Andy Trigg (written with women’s magazine in mind, short story about a woman testing her man’s fidelity)

The Watch Thing – by Andy Trigg (Short children’s story about a young boy who finds a mysterious watch-like device that seems to do something very strange.)

 

Starchild Skull

Make up your own mind.

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Snowdune Music

I’ve now started a dedicated web site for my music which features my solo music and music written and performed by myself and my my mate Bri & cousin Mick. Please take a look – Snowdune