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SmartFTP - FTP Client for Microsoft Windows

Links for SmartFTP: Connect and Add to Favorites | Transfer Files | Disconnect |

 

SmartFTP Overview:

SmartFTP is a popular FTP Client for transferring large files.  It is free -- provided at no charge.  You can download it from www.smartftp.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.

You can connect to more than one site at a time, and it will keep track of sites for future use.

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

 

Main Window: Connect and Add to Favorites:

The main window of SmartFTP is shown below.  You type all of the settings in the top Address bar.

Address = follows this format: users.ispname.com. Typically, there is no directory, initial remote directory or path.
However, if one is required, enter a slash followed by the path at the end of address: users.ispname.com/username

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 Connect button at the top-left to connect to your ftp site.

 

Add to favorites:

Once you've connected, add the site to the Favorites, as described below.

Click the Favorites menu, then Add to Favorites.

 

The following window appears.  Enter the name you'd like to call this site. You can leave it at the default name shown.  Click OK.

 

The next time you want to connect to this site, you can find it in the Favorites menu, as shown below.

 

Edit Favorites:

To modify your favorites, click the Favorites menu, then Edit Favorites.

 

The Favorites window opens, as shown below.

Select your favorite, can click the Edit button , or click Edit -> Properties as shown below.

 

The following window opens.

Host = follows this format: users.ispname.com

Path = Typically, no directory, initial remote directory or path.

Username = 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

 

Transfer Files and Folders:

SmartFTP's main windows is shown below.  Once you're connected, 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 SmartFTP and your computer.

 

Disconnect from the FTP Server:

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

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

 

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