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Need help learning FTP



7:54 pm on Feb 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Is there anyone who can give me help regarding using FTTP step by step? I need to transfer more files and don't know how to.


8:57 pm on Feb 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I am assuming you are using an ftp program like wsftp? I would suggest not using this because it's too inconvenient. I would suggest downloading an ftp program like LeechFTP or cuteftp, I use leechftp myself. Get a program like that, all you have to do is connect, find the directory on your computer (left side), and drag the files to the right side, and you're done.


11:08 pm on Feb 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

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First thing you need to do Kevin is check your program's help files.

Here is a tutorial to get you started on FTP basics:



12:07 pm on Mar 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I don't know why this is so rarely commented, but if you're using MSIE 5.5 or 6.0, and probably versions earlier than that, you don't need an external FTP program at all.

These steps are for MSIE 6.0

Click on Tools > Internet Options > Advanced tab
expand option 2, "browsing"
checkmark option 6, "enable folder view for FTP sites"
save, etc.

Now, when you enter ftp://username:password@url.com in your browser, you'll be taken to your root directory.

Clik on "Folder View",
(this is a new button you won't see until you're at an FTP site)

Your web directory is now just another folder in an explorer window. (for the duration of this connection anyway!)

Now, you can drag all of your web files from the folder hierarchy on your hard drive right into your web directories, just like you do in windows explorer.
It's not a common way to FTP I think, maybe it's slower than using an external program, but I don't find any problems with it. Maybe someone will post why? Oh, one thing I like, I don't have to worry about choosing "uploading in ascii or binary" as explorer knows the file types and does it behind the scenes.

This will get your files moved while you select and learn a "real FTP program".



9:37 am on Mar 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

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FileZilla is an excellent FREE OPEN SOURCE alternative to CuteFTP



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