Getting an error while trying to get the list directories present in FTP server

Please anyone help me out with this problem;

Actually when i trying to get list of directories from ftp server m getting error as "The remote server returned an error: (550) File unavailable (e.g., file not found, no access). "

Here is my code: Am calling this method from page load;

public void GetDirectories(string strProduct)



StringBuilder strBuilder = new StringBuilder();


#region"FTP - List Directories"



string ftpServerIP = "ftpserverurl" or Ip address

FtpWebRequest ftpReq;

ftpReq = (FtpWebRequest)FtpWebRequest.Create(new Uri("ftp://" + ftpServerIP + "/Documentation/Support/" + strProduct));

ftpReq.Credentials = new NetworkCredential("username", "password");

ftpReq.KeepAlive = false;

ftpReq.UseBinary = true;

ftpReq.Method = WebRequestMethods.Ftp.ListDirectory;

WebResponse response = ftpReq.GetResponse();

StreamReader reader;

string strLine;

reader = new StreamReader(response.GetResponseStream());

strLine = reader.ReadLine();


// string strLine = reader.ReadLine();

while (strLine != null)




strLine = reader.ReadLine();




catch (WebException e)


String status = ((FtpWebResponse)e.Response).StatusDescription;






Your help will be appreciated :)

Nagaraj S K
Asp.Net and Java Developer
10/30/2008 5:46:59 AM 93655 articles. 6 followers. Follow

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Hi nagarajec,

Sorry, I am not familiar with this field.  After search, I found an thread has solved this problem, you can refer it, 


Hong-Gang Chen
Microsoft Online Community Support
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11/4/2008 8:53:20 AM

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