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Example 1: Transfer Files from Local to Remote (for the first time)

(1) Launch the application. Click on the FTP button shown in red square, which will open the FTP toolbar at the bottom.


(2) Drag files to be transferred onto the list.


(3) Hit To remote button, or F5. (See red square above.)

Since this is the first time, you will be required to enter information about the remote host and the destinations of these files. Thus, the following login dialog will appear.

Note the empty fields:


Fill up the empty fields:

You can hand-edit the Remote Directory if that is available. Alternatively, you can use the Browse button to browse remote directory system and select the right destination.


That is it!


The remote host will be connected and all the files will be transferred one after another.

FTP messages appear in the Message window. File icons are changed.



(1) You can add files to session by drag-and-drop as shown above, or by clicking on Add local files button (F3).


(2) Should any of these files go to a different remote location, select the file, click on File Attributes button (Ctrl+Q), and change the Remote Directory. You can have files mapped to multiple hosts pointing to various locations. In that case they will be transferred to corresponding host, and hosts will be connected on demand.


(3) Every time you open File Attributes dialog, Default Session Attributes assume the file attributes. Next time you add files to the session, they assume current Default Session Attributes.


(4) Note that some files assumed icons and some, icons above. It is so, because the former are detected as BINARY files and the later, ASCII files. This detection is through file extensions. Select pull-down menu Tools / Options... / FTP Options / Mark Binary and you will notice how to enlist various file extensions that should be recognized as binary. The icon means it's a local file and not transferred yet. The icon means it is a binary file, and not transferred yet. After the files are transferred, file icons change as shown above.


(5) There are cases when a transfer hangs or simply does not seem to respond. When an FTP session does go bad, click on View / Stop All Threads (Break/Pause) to stop the FTP thread. Then select Accounts tab on Control Panel, right click on My Cluster and you will see this pop-up menu. Select Properties..., and you will notice various specifications of the account. Choose "Disconnect" and the current connections to this host will be discarded.


(6) Before the application exits, information about the session, files and hosts are saved in local disk. Next time you launch the application, all the information is available. If you want to transfer the selected files to the remote host at this stage, all you have to do is click on To remote button or hit on F5. As you might have guessed, to transfer them from remote to local, one would click on To Local button (see Example 2).