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 PostPost subject: Things I Do Not Understand About Getting FTP Access        Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:19 pm 
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I'm currently trying to get FTP Access, and yes I did read the guide on how to properly dump software and get access to the FTP server, but there are still a few things that I don't get about getting access. I mean, I believe I could be making progress with what I tried so far, but there's still some things that I don't understand very well.

Here are the things I'm confused with:

1. If you are creating an MDF file in Alcohol 120%, like I'm doing, how do I upload it to the FTP server afterwords?

2. Do you accept re-installation discs for operating systems? Because according to the "Unacceptable software" section of that guide, it says that recovery discs would be practically useless unless you own the matching hardware, but are recovery discs for operating systems an exception?

3. If you do not have a CD/DVD cover of the operating system/software you want to upload, would you still accept that upload? Because mrpijey says that that's recommended if you upload something to the FTP, but almost all of the discs I have came in disc envelopes, not disc covers.

That's all for now.

I actually do have a couple legal discs that might fit the FTP, but I'm not sure if they would be worth uploading or not.

Any answers?


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 PostPost subject: Re: Things I Do Not Understand About Getting FTP Access        Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:43 pm 
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JonathonWyble wrote:
I'm currently trying to get FTP Access, and yes I did read the guide on how to properly dump software and get access to the FTP server, but there are still a few things that I don't get about getting access. I mean, I believe I could be making progress with what I tried so far, but there's still some things that I don't understand very well.

Here are the things I'm confused with:

1. If you are creating an MDF file in Alcohol 120%, like I'm doing, how do I upload it to the FTP server afterwords?

Read these:

viewtopic.php?p=421622#p421622
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You must be familiar with FTP clients, we recommend Filezilla.

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2. Do you accept re-installation discs for operating systems? Because according to the "Unacceptable software" section of that guide, it says that recovery discs would be practically useless unless you own the matching hardware, but are recovery discs for operating systems an exception?

No.

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3. If you do not have a CD/DVD cover of the operating system/software you want to upload, would you still accept that upload? Because mrpijey says that that's recommended if you upload something to the FTP, but almost all of the discs I have came in disc envelopes, not disc covers.

Covers will be fine as long as they are originals. Be sure to scan everything according to the guide. The guide is the key to all your questions.

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That's all for now.

I actually do have a couple legal discs that might fit the FTP, but I'm not sure if they would be worth uploading or not.

Offer them in the Offers section and we'll let you know :).

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 PostPost subject: Re: Things I Do Not Understand About Getting FTP Access        Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:07 am 
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2. Do you accept re-installation discs for operating systems? Because according to the "Unacceptable software" section of that guide, it says that recovery discs would be practically useless unless you own the matching hardware, but are recovery discs for operating systems an exception?

No.

Certain restore discs can still be wanted by others. It would be great if anything not already available online could be shared through 3rd party site like archive.org


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Yes, of course they can be offered on the forum and shared on external sites, but we won't add it to the FTP.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Things I Do Not Understand About Getting FTP Access        Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:10 pm 
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One more thing. It says on the contributions page that application approval can take up to seven days. So do I apply for FTP Access right after I upload my file? Or do I have to wait until after my application is approved to apply for FTP Access?


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 PostPost subject: Re: Things I Do Not Understand About Getting FTP Access        Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:14 pm 
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How can you wait for an application to be approved before you make said application for FTP access? Time travel?

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 PostPost subject: Re: Things I Do Not Understand About Getting FTP Access        Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:57 pm 
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You confused me. You are reffering to the fact that you can't applicate for FTP Access before you have at least one uploaded contribution?
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 PostPost subject: Re: Things I Do Not Understand About Getting FTP Access        Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:57 am 
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Exactly, you apply for member FTP access after you uploaded your contribution.

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