Originally you said that when using AOL "the files do not show up". I assumed you meant that you couldn't see the links to them in your browser. It now seems that you meant you couldn't download and view the actual PDF files - is that correct?
With the aid of "Web Design Forum" I have staggered into producing a simple website using NOF and Aol. A phenomenon which still persists, is that while others can see any changes straight away, it takes 24 hrs or so before I can see the updates for myself!
Reasons offered suggest Aol's own cache and some sort of resetting which occurs during each 24hrs.
I don't understand the mechanism, only that it "all seems to come right in the end!"