Free FTP Clients

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Dustin B, Jun 4, 2002.

  1. Dustin B

    Dustin B Producer

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    Are there any decent basic free FTP clients out there (I don't want a trial period thing). All I'll really use it for is uploading and downloading files from the server that displays my webpage. So it would be nice to be able to create and modify folders on the webserver as well as transfer folder trees. Being able to delete files on the server would be nice as well.

    Or is my best bet to just use IE if I want free?
     
  2. MikeAlletto

    MikeAlletto Cinematographer

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    just go to start, run and type ftp

    Everything you can do through a gui can be done via the command line...
     
  3. Brett_H

    Brett_H Second Unit

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    Dustin,
    I use SmartFTP for both downloading and uploading to my personal FTP site. Completely freeware and rather full featured. If you can use windows explorer, this one should be a no-brainer.
    -Brett.
     
  4. DonRoeber

    DonRoeber Screenwriter

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    Shayne Lebrun Screenwriter

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    I was going to say exactly what Mike said.
    Start -> run -> command
    ftp ftp.mysever.com
    username
    password
    bin
    hash
    prompt
    mget *.jpg
    asc
    mput *.html
    quit
     
  6. Larry Seno Jr.

    Larry Seno Jr. Supporting Actor

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    Ugh, FTP sucks.

    Things it doesn't do:

    Automatically reconnect
    Remember addresses
    Remember file queues
    drag and drop file queing
     
  7. Andrew Pratt

    Andrew Pratt Producer

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    I highly second the Smart FTP suggestion I've been using it for months now and its very slick. Its hard to believe its freeware since its got more support them most software! Its simple to use yet powerful enough to do everything I've needed to with my web sites.
     
  8. Greg_Y

    Greg_Y Screenwriter

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    I don't like CuteFTP or BulletProof FTP but many other people do. I use WS_FTP but it's usually easier to do the command line thing.
     
  9. BrianSmithe

    BrianSmithe Agent

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    WS_FTP Gets my vote
     
  10. Jeff R.

    Jeff R. Stunt Coordinator

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    WS_FTP is the only program I've used. It's worked fine for me so I've never had any need to try anything else.
     
  11. Iain Lambert

    Iain Lambert Screenwriter

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    Commandline ftp rules, sorry. Run a real operating system, and batch script if you really need to do fancy things, but I can't be having with all that gui nonsense.
     
  12. AllanN

    AllanN Supporting Actor

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    WS_FTP LE
     
  13. Rob Speicher

    Rob Speicher Supporting Actor

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    Another vote for SmartFTP.
     
  14. Andre F

    Andre F Screenwriter

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    Looks like I'm going to check out SmartFTP...
    -Andre F
     
  15. Darren Lewis

    Darren Lewis Supporting Actor

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    SmartFTP for me too [​IMG] It's a fantastic piece of software.
     
  16. MikeAlletto

    MikeAlletto Cinematographer

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    I always use the command line ftp, but some good things are to be said about being able to highlight a huge group of files and just drag-n-drop them onto the destination to start the transfer.
     
  17. Matt Stryker

    Matt Stryker Screenwriter

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    WSFTP is great, easy, and its free for students (its free for anyone to use, but its legal to use it freely as a student).
    www.ipswitch.com
    If you want something a little more featured (with queueing and server-server capability) I recommend FlashFXP.
     
  18. Christian Behrens

    Christian Behrens Supporting Actor

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    Hasn't been mentioned yet, but I've been using LeechFTP for a long time already. Small, multi-threaded, full drag'n'drop, etc.
    It's no longer updated (for quite a while already), but it works like a charm [​IMG].
    -Christian
     
  19. Kelley_B

    Kelley_B Cinematographer

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    I use LeechFTP also! Everyone who I have shown it to loves it and has switched to it from the likes of WS_FTP, Cute, and Bulletproof.
     
  20. ToddS

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    I will 3rd Leech ftp. It is a wonderful program.
     

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