FTP Explorer




 
 
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FTP Explorer - FTP Client for Microsoft Windows

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FTP Explorer Overview:

FTP Explorer is a popular FTP Client for transferring large files.  It is free -- provided at no charge.  You can download it from www.ftpx.com or from sites like www.tucows.com or www.download.com.

It works exactly like the Windows Explorer already on your computer, except that it shows the contents of your FTP site rather than the contents of your computer.  You transfer files by "dragging-and-dropping" contents between FTP Explorer and your computer.

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

 

Connect Window: Manage your Sites:

The Connection window should open automatically when you open FTP Explorer.  If not, you can always open it from FTP Explorer's top menu: Tools -> Connect.

 

But, typically, the Connect Window should open automatically.  It is shown below.

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

Login = 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.

Click the Save button to keep these settings for future use.

Once you've configured your connection, click the Connect button.

 

Transfer Files and Folders:

FTP Explorer's main windows is shown below.  It works exactly like the Windows Explorer already on your computer, except that it shows the contents of your FTP site rather than the contents of your computer.

You transfer files by "dragging-and-dropping" contents between FTP Explorer and your computer.

 

Disconnect from the FTP Server:

When you have finished transferring files, you can disconnect from the FTP server by clicking Tools->Disconnect, as shown below.

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

 

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