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CuteFTP 3 - FTP Client for Microsoft Windows

Links for CuteFTP 3:  Manage FTP Sites & Get Connected | Quick Connect | Transfer Files | Disconnect |

 

CuteFTP 3 Overview:

CuteFTP 3 is an older version of a popular FTP Client for transferring large files.  You can download the latest version  from www.cuteftp.com or from sites like www.tucows.com or www.download.com.

You can connect to only one site at a time, but can keep settings for multiple sites to be used later.

Key Settings:

FTP Host/Address = follows this format: users.ispname.com

Initial Remote Directory = Typically, no directory, initial remote directory or path.

Login/UserID = your username@ispname.com which will route you to the right directory.

Personal Website URL = The address of your website will follow this format: http://users.ispname.com/username

 

Manage your FTP Sites & Get Connected:

The main window of CuteFTP is shown below.  

The SiteManager Windows (two screen below) should open when you launch CuteFTP 3.

Or, you can click the Site Manager button to Manage your FTP Sites or to connect to one of them.

 

After clicking the Site Manager button the following screen appears.

Click the Add Site button to add a new FTP site.

Or, if you've already setup your site, simply highlight it in the list, and click the Edit Site button .

To connect, highlight your site in the list on the left and click the Connect button .

 

Clicking the Edit Site button or the Edit Site button opens a screen like the one below.

Host Address = follows this format: users.ispname.com. No directory, initial remote directory or path.

User ID = follows this format: username@ispname.com (which will route you to the right directory)

Note: Personal Website URL: The address of your website will follow this format: http://users.ispname.com/username This is the web address where other people will go to see your website.

Once you've configured your connection, click the OK button to return to the  Site Manager screen.

To connect, highlight your site in Site Manager and click the Connect button .

 

Quick Connect:

You can bypass the SiteManager by clicking the Quick Connect button .

 

Click the Quick Connect button to see the screen below.

Host Address = follows this format: users.ispname.com. No directory, initial remote directory or path.

User ID = follows this format: username@ispname.com (which will route you to the right directory)

Note: Personal Website URL: The address of your website will follow this format: http://users.ispname.com/username This is the web address where other people will go to see your website.

 

Transfer Files and Folders:

Once connected, CuteFTP's window looks like the one below.

The white box on the left shows files on your computer.  

The white box on the right shows files on your ftp personal web site.

You transfer files by "dragging-and-dropping" contents from one box to the other.

 

Disconnect from the FTP Server:

When you have finished transferring files, you can disconnect from the FTP server by clicking File->Disconnect.

Or you can simply click the Disconnect button on the top toolbar.

 

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