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theother1
23-08-2004, 02:57 PM
I am running XP Pro and feel sure that there should be an FTP program somewhere. I am also running Office 2000 pro. Do you think I can find the necessary on this thing? Anyone got any ideas?
If there isn't one on the computer does anyone know of good freeware which I can use which won't take too long to download on my Dialup connection.
Cheers,
Rob

Rob99
23-08-2004, 02:58 PM
ftpcommander

stu120404
23-08-2004, 07:56 PM
SmartFTP - http://www.smartftp.com/

Mike
23-08-2004, 07:57 PM
I second SmartFTP :)

Mike.

Growly
23-08-2004, 08:02 PM
Start --> Run --> ftp.exe

That is a truly amazing program. Smart, intuitive interface, makes for reliable, fast, and stressfree transfers.

If you don't like that though, get FileZilla.

Mike
23-08-2004, 08:42 PM
> If you don't like that though, get FileZilla.

Filezilla is good too - and opensource (I believe)

Mike.

whiskeytangofoxtrot
23-08-2004, 09:32 PM
> Start --> Run --> ftp.exe

This man speaketh the truth. Great FTP client.

You can also use IE, just chuck ftp://hostname.xx.xx in, works in a pinch.

Gods-Hitman
23-08-2004, 09:39 PM
Start --> Run --> ftp.exe

Why did I down load all these FTP apps when this handy thing was on my computer!!

*Im not joking this is not to bad and its free!*

stu120404
23-08-2004, 09:47 PM
> Start --> Run --> ftp.exe
>
> Why did I down load all these FTP apps when this
> handy thing was on my computer!!
>
> *Im not joking this is not to bad and its free!*

How do you use it?

Gods-Hitman
23-08-2004, 11:22 PM
> Start --> Run --> ftp.exe
>
> Why did I down load all these FTP apps when this
> handy thing was on my computer!!
>
> *Im not joking this is not to bad and its free!*

> How do you use it?

Open it and wright "Help"

Rob99
23-08-2004, 11:33 PM
This example is for paradise:
ftp> open ftp.homepages.paradise.net.nz
You could also put the address after ftp.exe in the run box.

You are then prompted for your account then your pin after you are in, the help file will help you.

IMHO unless you need to use this, eg updating website via cellphone or email, I would sugest one of the ftp clients with a graphical user interface.

please note that was my opinion and I dont care if you like it or not

whiskeytangofoxtrot
24-08-2004, 09:18 AM
>
> How do you use it?
>

Yet another 'web-developer' who can't use FTP... *sigh*

stu120404
24-08-2004, 11:13 AM
> >
> > How do you use it?
> >
>
> Yet another 'web-developer' who can't use FTP...
> *sigh*

You missed the point there whiskeytangofoxtrot.....

I was talking about the FTP program which is included in to windows,
This one > Start --> Run --> ftp.exe , NOT FTP in general.

Chilling_Silence
24-08-2004, 11:56 AM
Its a good idea to get familiar with using it Stu, many times Ive found myself using it, and other linux alternatives. It just helps to know you type "Send" to send a file and "Get" to get a file....

Personally, you cant get past:
ftp://username:password@domainname.com
If you have a GUI handy :-) Konqueror is especially good at this :-)


Chill.

Chilling_Silence
24-08-2004, 12:10 PM
Here's a quick sample of me uploading a picture to my server PC (http://sal.neoburn.net/imagef1/files/Ftp.png).

Its pretty easy to use, practise with Orcons ftp :-)


Chill.

theother1
24-08-2004, 05:19 PM
>
> How do you use it?
>

Yet another 'web-developer' who can't use FTP... *sigh*

Thanks for the put down WTF. there are probably a lot of people like me out here who don't know how to use FTP.exe. Unlike me a lot of them might be too shy to put their hands up and say so. I thought that this was a forum where people helped each other. Thet sort of comment is unhelpful and rude, get over yourself.
If anyone feels like giving some helpful advice it would be gratefully received.
Rob

geekgirl
24-08-2004, 05:34 PM
I still think Cute FTP is pretty idiot proof! :p Thats what I use.

geekgirl
24-08-2004, 05:37 PM
And knowing how to do FTP doesnt make you a good website developer! Not knowing how to do it doesnt make you a bad one.

Good on ya guys for admitting you arent 100% up with it (im another one who know a little but am not an expert) - people in computers often seem really afraid of beng honest about what they dont know, but thats how we learn.

My advice, experiment with some ftp and atleast learn a little, its isnt too hard to understand. Cute ftp is very good, havent used many others.

stu120404
24-08-2004, 05:39 PM
> > How do you use it?
>
> Yet another 'web-developer' who can't use FTP...
> *sigh*
>
> Thanks for the put down WTF. there are probably a lot
> of people like me out here who don't know how to use
> FTP.exe. Unlike me a lot of them might be too shy to
> put their hands up and say so. I thought that this
> was a forum where people helped each other.

Thank You Rob!!

Terry Porritt
24-08-2004, 08:34 PM
I've used Brandyware FreeFtp for several years, a gui ftp program where you can just drag and drop files either uploading or downloading.

http://members.aol.com/brandyware/free.htm

The price is very good :)

supergran
24-08-2004, 09:00 PM
I use Smart FTP, cos after trying a lot of different ones, including cute ftp, that I got off a Netguide or PC World CD, that is the easiest one I have found to use. I just drag the files I want to upload into the upload box and it does it. LOL :D

theother1
25-08-2004, 12:15 AM
Duh! sorry guys (& Girls) but What is a gui ftp program. Acronyms can get in the way of learning, can't they?

Not that one! The other one

theother1
25-08-2004, 12:17 AM
Graphic user interface????????
Yup, it's me agin>

davidb
25-08-2004, 12:54 AM
I use FastStream Netfile server to upload to my pc from work etc, but for uploading web pages for my site I use the built in one in DreamWeaver..... I found that there are so many ftp clients that are similar in looks/use that I just swap every now and then and try a new one!!!

Terry Porritt
25-08-2004, 11:06 AM
Yes, GUI, graphical User Interface, as distinct from using Unix command line instructions such as in ftp.exe.

In some ftp windows programs, I used to use a win3.11 program, but forget it's name, you had an option to actually see the Unix commands whilst the Windows GUI was working, these commands like open, ls, get, put , dir, cd, quit, etc. are still being issued behind the Windows screen when you drag and drop , as are the responses back from the ftp site.

Vince
25-08-2004, 05:07 PM
CoffeeCup Free FTP is available from -

http://www.tucows.com/preview/195147.html

I haven't used it but CofeeCup make quite good software. Vince

Vince
25-08-2004, 05:16 PM
CoffeeCup Free FTP is available from -

http://www.tucows.com/preview/195147.html

I haven't used it but CofeeCup make quite good software. Vince

Here would be better. http://www.coffeecup.com/

Greg S
28-08-2004, 02:26 PM
> > Start --> Run --> ftp.exe

> How do you use it?

It's used in the same way as you use ftp via dos - just need to know the list of commands. But using it is nowhere near as slick and quick as using a good free ftp client with a GUI, such as WS_FTPle