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Windows 7: do I still need a program to get to ftp sites?


03 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 home 64bit
 
 
do I still need a program to get to ftp sites?

I know very little (ok next to nothing) about ftp except.. I have a little one page website and my xp setup was to use ws-ftp to log into the server where I could change my page by editing and file and images.

Does windows 7 have something built in, or do I need to upgrade my ws-ftp software to access a server? I saw something about ftp in a tutorial about enabling programs, but I don't know what that was all about.

Loving how much I'm finding out on my own via your tutorials, but I'm not finding enough on doing ftp stuff.

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04 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

replying to my own post here but WOW is Windows 7 amazing or what?!

I used this post to get myself setup.. Desktop FTP Client - Map Network Drive

Now I have a shortcut that when I click it, I'm there. I can drag straight to it, click and download to edit my html and send it back up, changed (is there an easier way?)

happy happy, now on to the next challenge... slowly but surely winning the new pc game
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04 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You can ftp from the command prompt....that's normally how I do it. But I'm guessing you might prefer a GUI...for that I recommend filezilla client. It's free and very stable and easy to use.
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04 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Another recommendation for FileZilla here.
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05 Oct 2010   #5

win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Another recommendation for FileZilla here.
Yup, can't beat free!!
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05 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I would still prefer to do it within an app, rather than map a network drive for it. Filezilla is free, and works very well.
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05 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
I would still prefer to do it within an app, rather than map a network drive for it. Filezilla is free, and works very well.
I did it via mapping the drive (whatever that means) and it works great. So, I'm curious why you would rather do it via an app instead? To me it seems like one less program to load and one less clump of clutter in the registry. Maybe I'm missing something with using an app for it? In my case it's just a couple files I update, the html and the one photo that is there right now.
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05 Oct 2010   #8

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

filezilla can do a little more than windows explorer - such as comparing a local and remote folder, setting up queues, allow you to pause/resume file transfers, speed limiting etc.

you may not need these extra features for your simple site - so the mapped network drive option is probably fine for your needs.
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05 Oct 2010   #9

Windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
filezilla can do a little more than windows explorer - such as comparing a local and remote folder, setting up queues, allow you to pause/resume file transfers, speed limiting etc.

you may not need these extra features for your simple site - so the mapped network drive option is probably fine for your needs.
Ok thanks.. yes those are things I don't need at all. Good to learn all this though, even us old grandmas can learn hehe.. I have threatened I may never get another new computer or os again though LOL ...just hope I don't die before I'm tempted.
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05 Oct 2010   #10

Win 7 Ultimate (64-bit), Win 8.1.1 (64-bit)
 
 

I personally use the FireFTP Firefox addin. That way I can FTP right from a browser tab, no need to open another app.
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