recommend a free FTP program

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  1. Ted Lee

    Ted Lee Lead Actor

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    hi all -

    can anyone recommend a good (and hopefully free) ftp program?

    it doesn't have to be anything fancy, since all i imagine i'll do is transfer files up (or down) from the server.

    thx!

    ted
     
  2. NickSo

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    I like to use a program called LEECHFTP. It allows multiple connections simultaniously for upload/download. Though it hasnt been updated, i still use it, google it.

    I do remember using some popular ones, but i use LeechFTP most
     
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    coffee cup ftp is decent too, no fancy features in the free version, but its simple.

    CJ
     
  4. NickSo

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    Ohyeah, now i remmeber, CuteFTP is quite popular
     
  5. Rob Gillespie

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    WS_FTP
     
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    The free-est of the free is to just use your browser. IE will work as a drag-and-drop FTP client. Instead of typing "http://address.tld" enter "ftp://address.tld" into the Address textbox.

    I use WS_FTP but am reluctant to recommend it to people with simple needs, as its interface (of the free version) is woefully outdated. It's ugly, doesn't recognize DOS/Windows filename extensions, and doesn't provide an icon view. But it is fast and simple once you understand its clunky inteface.
     
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    I use SmartFTP. Good GUI and reasonably intuitive. Oh, and FREE!

    -Brett.
     
  8. DonRoeber

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    FileZilla is by far my favorite windows FTP program. Completely free.
     
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    I've been using WS_FTP for years.
     
  10. Chris Hovanic

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    another vote for SmartFTP
     
  11. Andrew Pratt

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    I use SmartFTP as well
     
  12. Ted Lee

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    awesome guys...thx.

    i think i'll give smart ftp a try first..then move on to other recs if i don't like it.

    i think i tried ws_ftp before, but i can't remember now. i know i've tried cute, but it's not freeware.

    thx again,

    ted
     
  13. DougKuhn

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    Another vote on SmartFTP. [​IMG]
     
  14. Tony Whalen

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    Just got turned onto SmartFTP (by Chris H above), after years of using WS_FTP. I've also used Cute. Smart just rocks. [​IMG]
     
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    WS_FTP LE, or the ftp command if you want something really bare bones.
     
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    Currently I still use LeechFTP. But FileZilla would probably be my choice now if I were in the market for a free one.

    -Christian
     
  17. Patrick Cate

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    It's not free, but I still say CuteFTP is the best FTP program around, and well worth the price. It's been one of my best software purchases. I mean it's not like your going to have to upgrade your FTP program a lot, if ever, so I say shell up the bucks and get the best. IMHO anyway.
     

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