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I have set up an FTP server on my Moto G, and I'm trying to copy (music) files from my laptop (running Ubuntu 12.04) using FileZilla.

I understand that user data appears in the /data folder, but when I try to open this folder, FileZilla says

Response:   150 Directory listing for data/
Response:   550 Requested action not taken.  does not exist, not a directory or insufficient rights
Error:  Failed to retrieve directory listing
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  • Is your phone rooted? – eldarerathis Mar 2 '14 at 17:50
  • @eldarerathis No, it isn't. – wrahool Mar 3 '14 at 6:26
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    You won't be able to index /data without root, but you shouldn't need it to copy music over anyway. Can you access an /sdcard or /storage/emulated location via the FTP server? – eldarerathis Mar 3 '14 at 15:44
  • Thanks. I'm now able to access the Music folder through Filezilla. Though I wonder why it keeps getting disconnected every time I try to transfer one or more files. It takes a long time to start up also. The network I am on is pretty fast but. – wrahool Mar 4 '14 at 5:52
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I faced the same problem, but I launched filezilla from Terminal using sudo:

sudo filezilla

It works fine.

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  • What's the point of launching it via terminal? – MANI Sep 2 '14 at 16:23
  • You need not launch using terminal, u need to launch it through root user or administrator in windows. Terminal is the convenient for me to do. – Gaurav Reddy Sep 22 '14 at 11:18

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