How to use FTP client in Windows 7

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FTP is also known as File Transfer protocol which mainly deals with the transfer, uploading and downloading of files from the FTP server if you enable the client in the specified Windows 7 operating system.

Some of the common FTP clients that are used include CuteFTP, SmartFTP and FreeFTP. But other than these popular names one of the most popular free open source FTP solutions comes from FileZilla which has found many takers owing to its user friendly characteristics. The downloading procedures are given as follows:

  • Go to

  • Press the button that denotes ‘Download FileZilla Client’.

The fact is that FileZilla is very fast and quite easy to use. The most user friendly nature is that you will be able to access the FTP servers within a short span of time with the help of FileZilla.

How to use FTP client in Windows 7

Now we can move towards the setting up of the specified FTP account in FileZilla. There are mainly two ways for connecting to your FTP site after the installation of FileZilla.

The first method is;

  • Using the Quick Connect Bar.

  • Enter the Host name.

  • Enter the User name.

  • Enter the password.

  • Enter the port number.

  • Press the Quick Connect button.

The second method is:

  • Using the Site Manager.

  • Navigation is denoted as File > Site Manager.

  • A dialogue box will be opened which contains FTP site descriptions.

  • Click New Site.

  • Provide a name for the specified site.

  • Again go to General tab.

  • Enter Host name.

  • Select the Server Type.

  • The server type depends on the FTP server.

  • Log on will also vary based on server type.

  • Enter Password.

  • Enter Account Name.

Now you can see that the FileZilla is connected to your FTP account.

After establishing the connection you will be able to watch various messages in the message log screen.

  • On the left of the screen, you can see Local Site which may be a folder on your personal computer.

  • On the right side, you can see the presence of Remote Site.

  • On the Remote Site you can see a + sign. The clicking of that option expands the directory from which you can choose the specified location you want to upload to.

  • From the Local site, you will have to select the specified location from the directory where you want to upload the file from.

There are several ways with which the transfer of files can be done.

  • Double click the file that you wish to upload.

  • Drag it to the Remote Site file listing option.

  • You can also press Enter.

  • If several files are present, Right-click and select “Add To Queue”.

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