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FTP Error: 530 User cannot log in, home directory inaccessible

Started by WebhostingTalk, January 16, 2016, 05:08:05 PM

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I am using Windows 2008 R2 server with Microsoft IIS 7.5. I have configured Microsoft FTP server on this. But when I try to login, I get following error message:

530 User cannot log in, home directory inaccessible.

Following is the FileZilla logs:

Status: Resolving address of xx.xx.xx.xx
Status: Connecting to xx.xx.xx.xx:21...
Status: Connection established, waiting for welcome message...>
Response: 220 Microsoft FTP Service
Command: USER myftpuser
Response: 331 Password required for myftpuser
Command: PASS ***************
Response: 530 User cannot log in, home directory inaccessible.
Error: Critical error
Error: Could not connect to server

How can I fix this?



Check for the home directory permissions and correct them. It will solve your issue.


 This problem occurs when the home directory of the Default FTP site does not exist or the user does not have Read permission on the home directory.

Instructions for MS FTP 7.x and later versions

Such error appears if the user has no correct permission in FTP authorization rules. This rule can be added by following below mentioned steps:
Open IIS by clicking on Start >> Run type inetmgr and Press enter.
Expand the Server in IIS.
Expand Sites tree structure by clicking on Sites.
Further click on Default FTP Site node
Select LocalUser virtual directory
Double click on FTP Authorization Rules

Make sure that the FTP user is listed there and has READ, Write Permissions.


If you are getting error "530 user cannot log in home directory inaccessible" while working on FTP codes then here are few steps to resolve this error.
Mostly this error occur when you are working on sending or receiving data.

You can resolve this error with IIS (Internet Information Service), it is must to have root access.
You can easily resolve 530 User cannot log in error in IIS.

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