I have a directory on my Linux (CentOS) server which serves as a repository for uploaded files from a webpage.
I noticed I was not able to open the file using Filezilla via FTP (was formerly able to), so I logged in using root access via shell and tried to change the directory to the one in quesiton - the cd command was succesful (the prmpt listed the directory) but the dir command resulted in noresponse (no error, just a new prompt with nothing else returned).
Thinking that it was an empty directory (maybe no users had uploaded anything) I uploaded a file myself, tried dir again - nothing.
So then I searched for the file that was uploaded using
find / -type f -name myfile.xlsx
And the location was returned as the inaccessible directory!
I'm now out of of ideas (not very experienced with shell / bash type access) - but it seems the file(s) are in there, any ideas how I could retrieve them / open the files?
EDIT: The FTP log for attempting to access the file is as follows
Status: Directory listing of "/public_html/uploads" successful Status: Retrieving directory listing of "/public_html/uploads/offlinexls"... Command: CWD /public_html/uploads/offlinexls Response: 550 /public_html/uploads/offlinexls: No such file or directory Error: Failed to retrieve directory listing
the permissions on the directory is set at 777
The FTP user has access to all files and folders