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7:04 pm on May 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I have been using CuteFTP for years and I know a lot of people who do, but also people use WSFTP a lot. SO, I am not sure about the others, but these 2 are the most popular.

Which is your favorite FTP?

[edited by: Brett_Tabke at 5:19 pm (utc) on May 24, 2004]

2:17 am on May 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Far as I can tell, that's just the same 30 day eval they've had practically forever, though it IS vers 8.0

You have to scroll further down the page to get to the free LE version, that's the basic version that hasn't changed for at least 5 years.

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Oh - yah, I did see that, but since it specifies that it's for "education" users, I wouldn't even have bothered.... I think that's the one my sister got because she's a teacher, then she bought the same version I have....
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From their site:


WS_FTP LE is a limited edition version available exclusively for educational purposes at an educational institution.

So technically, most of users are probably breaking the terms of the license.

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I think you can also be a home user for LE, if I remember right. But you're right, most users are probably violating the license.

I'd forgotten that part, I actually was at an educational institution when I first downloaded it, it's been so long I forgot that part. Maybe if filezilla got their stuff working as claimed, it's worth a new look, wouldn't want to violate any licenses...

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I still use the older version of leech here.

5:38 pm on May 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Leech does look good, but suffers from the same problem I see on many of these, too many clicks to access 'bookmarks', too hard to setup bookmarks, maybe there's a fix to that, hard to say without playing around with them, thanks for the old threads though.

Ws_ftp really has the site management thing down, open it, pick your site, hit enter, it's what makes me unable to switch, buggy and error prone as it is. Plus the tiny size, though looks like leech is just a bit bigger, smartftp is huge, why would anyone need 6 mB to do ftp access?

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from ergophobe earlier in the post...

Cute FTP (spyware?)

I've been using the paid version of FTP for about 3 years now. I currently have Cute FTP 5.0 XP. I run a full system scan for spy/scum/adware once a week and have never picked up one single file associated with Cute FTP. I've installed it on a new computer recently, and ran the spyware checkers later in the day, still nothing.

What version of the program do you think had spyware in it? I'm pretty confident that one of my 4 spyware checking programs would have identified it.

Maybe ergophobe isn't too sure if there's really spyware because he has a "?" at the end. Well, either way, I'd like to know.

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I use WS_FTP LE (free) for quick, simple FTP transfers.

I use BatchFTP (free) for scheduled, saved, and batched FTP jobs. Like backing up a website every week.

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Maybe ergophobe isn't too sure if there's really spyware because he has a "?" at the end.

Correct. I wasn't sure. Maybe the free version is nagware. I vaguely remember that if you didn't pay, it kept after me, but that could be wrong too.

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Downside of free wsftps? Unstable, easy to crash if you try to stop up or downloads in mid process, can't make window open at any other than too small default size.

agree with you on the crashing but I have always got ws_ftp to open up with maximised window. and I mean it opens automatically at that full dimension. odd!

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Correct. I wasn't sure. Maybe the free version is nagware. I vaguely remember that if you didn't pay, it kept after me, but that could be wrong too.

Ok, cool. Thanks for clearing it up Tom.

I still like the paid version best :)

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I have paid for cute, same as you SEOMike and couldn't be happier. I have used it for 3 or 4 yrs now and not one issue. I currently have the cute 5.0 XP also.
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Downside of free wsftps? Unstable, easy to crash if you try to stop up or downloads in mid process, can't make window open at any other than too small default size.

In WS_FTP LE..

Step 1) Resize or maximize the WS_FTP window.

Step 2) Go "Options" > go to the "General" tab > then press the button "Save Window Locations".

Now your WS_FTP will always open nice and big.

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Normaldude, you totally made my day, this has been bugging me for 4 years at least, who would have thought 'save window location' actually means 'save window size and locations settings'?

I have probably manually resized ws_ftp several thousand times, I looked all over for a setting, but always missed that one. :) I am a happy camper today, I'm glad I mentioned that pet peeve!

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Normaldude, you totally made my day, this has been bugging me for 4 years at least, who would have thought 'save window location' actually means 'save window size and locations settings'?

I have probably manually resized ws_ftp several thousand times, I looked all over for a setting, but always missed that one. :) I am a happy camper today, I'm glad I mentioned that pet peeve!

I spent a few years doing the same with WS_FTP.. manually resizing the window each time. It was definitely annoying.

WS_FTP should have the "save window location & size" as a checkbox in the options. That would have been more logical, and easier to understand for users.

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I use an ancient copy of FTP Explorer (version 1.0.10); their last version (from 1997/8? or something).

No fuss. No mess.

Rumours of a new version on the way. too.

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