FTP

This chapter describes the following topics:


What is FTP

The File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a standard network protocol used to transfer computer files between a FTP client and a FTP server on a IP network. The transfer from a FTP server to a FTP client is called download, from FTP client to FTP server is called upload. Additionally files and folders can be renamed or deleted via FTP. It doesn't matter if FTP server and FTP client run on network servers or PCs. FreeCommander offers a FTP client.

Show list of configured FTP connections

If the option "Show FTP as drive" is checked under the menu item "Tools → Settings → View → Drives", FTP access is shown as an additional drive in the drive bar.

After activating the drive button "FTP" the list of configured and stored FTP connections is displayed in the corresponding file panel.


New FTP connection

There are two possibilities to define a new FTP connection:

Activating one of these menu items opens the window "FTP connection" is opened, where a new FTP connection can be configured.

Activate FTP connection

There are three possibilities to activate a FTP connection:

Activating one of these possibilities displays all items (files and folders) of the server path defined in the FTP connection, in a FTP file panel.

Delete FTP connection

There are two possibilities to delete a FTP connection:

Activating one of these possibilities deletes the FTP connection (after confirmation).

The FTP file panel

The FTP file panel is a split window containing the two parts:

The item panel

Displays all items (files and folders) of the server path defined in the FTP connection.

The following commands are supported:

New folder, rename, multi rename, download, upload, delete, change attributes/timestamps.


Closing the FTP connection

Double clicking the root directory of the FTP connection (uppermost line in the item panel) disconnects the FTP connection and opens the list of configured FTP connections.

The FTP control panel

The FTP control panel containes the following three items:

General settings for all FTP connections

Under "Tools → Settings → FTP" general settings for all FTP connections can be defined.