i had a few duplicates uploaded that i didn’t need, so i was doing some ftp-cleaning. when i was done i went to check out my page to make sure i didn’t accidently delete something that i wasn’t supposed to, and as a reward for my efforts a few of my pictures wouldn’t show up. i opened cuteftp up again to see if maybe i had erased them. they were still there. then, just to make sure that the problem wasn’t with the pictures themselves, i opened them in explorer. they were there, too. so what i did next was check the code to make sure that i had everything written correctly, case and all. everything was fine. then, i decided to overwrite the old jpg’s with the exact same ones. two of the six reappeared. after that i did the same thing with the html files. nothing. then i deleted the image files from the server, saved them again and uploaded. once again, nothing. two of the pictures come up half way, while the other two just aren’t there at all.
i’ve given the process of elimination my best shot and am completely without a clue.
All of the various browsers I have say these jpg’s are corrupted, so it’s not your imagination. This sort of thing is frustrating, and I can’t say for sure what is wrong.
Make sure the original files are still good–i.e. use your browser to look at them on your hard drive, hitting refresh to make sure it’s not displaying a cached copy.
If the local copies are good, then keep uploading them to the server until you get a good copy transfered. Again, don’t forget to refresh to make sure you are looking at the most recent upload.
Remember, it is best to think of this not as “a problem”, it as “a learning experience”. After you have fixed the problem, you will have learned something. Well, maybe not. But it sounded good, anyway.
ahem instead of spending hours trying to find the source of a <s>problem</s> learning experience, just start over. it could very likely take much less time, and the lower level of frustration will keep you from eating as many reese’s pieces and feeling so gross.
or in this case, just scan them again.
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