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  • FTP Client for Windows 10

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      Nathan Parker
      AskWoody_MVP

      When I was on a Mac, I could read but not write to FTP servers using the Mac’s built-in file manager (the Finder). I had to turn to a third party FTP option such as Panic’s Transmit.

      Now that I’m back on Windows, do I need to install a third party FTP client, or can I read/write to FTP servers using File Explorer? I “thought” I had accessed an FTP client through Windows Explorer back on Vista or Windows 7 in the past.

      Additionally, is there any good reason to install a third party FTP client (such as CyberDuck) in addition to using the FTP client built into File Explorer if it is already built-in?

      Thanks!

      Nathan Parker

    • #1578040 Reply

      joep517
      AskWoody MVP

      I use the free FileZilla[/url].

      --Joe

    • #1578063 Reply

      Paul T
      AskWoody MVP

      +1 for FileZilla

      cheers, Paul

    • #1578104 Reply

      Berton
      AskWoody_MVP

      Ditto. I’ve used CuteFTP from Globalscape since back in about ’99 or ’00, have it on a Desktop and a Notebook but using FileZilla on others.

      Before you wonder "Am I doing things right," ask "Am I doing the right things?"
    • #1578138 Reply

      Nathan Parker
      AskWoody_MVP

      Sounds great! I’ll give FileZilla a spin. Thanks!

      Nathan Parker

    • #1578315 Reply

      orangehat
      AskWoody Lounger

      I’m a fan of winscp (www.winscp.net).

    • #1578372 Reply

      Nathan Parker
      AskWoody_MVP

      Sounds good. I’ll compare it to FileZilla and see what I want to do. Thanks!

      Nathan Parker

    • #1580768 Reply

      b
      AskWoody Plus

      Additionally, is there any good reason to install a third party FTP client (such as CyberDuck) in addition to using the FTP client built into File Explorer if it is already built-in?

      No: How to Connect to FTP Servers in Windows (Without Extra Software)

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    • #1580787 Reply

      Berton
      AskWoody_MVP

      When I was on a Mac, I could read but not write to FTP servers using the Mac’s built-in file manager (the Finder). I had to turn to a third party FTP option such as Panic’s Transmit.

      Now that I’m back on Windows, do I need to install a third party FTP client, or can I read/write to FTP servers using File Explorer? I “thought” I had accessed an FTP client through Windows Explorer back on Vista or Windows 7 in the past.

      Additionally, is there any good reason to install a third party FTP client (such as CyberDuck) in addition to using the FTP client built into File Explorer if it is already built-in?

      Thanks!

      That’s the “beauty” of Windows, when applications become more popular or useful they tend to find their way into Windows, hasn’t always been that way which is the reason third-party software was necessary.

      Before you wonder "Am I doing things right," ask "Am I doing the right things?"
    • #1580835 Reply

      Coochin
      AskWoody_MVP

      By about 1998 I had tried several then-available FTP programs which worked quite well. But when I tried “Windows Commander” I was so impressed I bought a licence for it and ever since it is one of my most-used programs. About the early 2000s Micro$oft took exception to the “Windows Commander” name, so the author renamed it “Total Commander” (TC). I have since upgraded TC regularly as the author added features and/or bugfixes, and have never been asked to buy any “licence upgrade”.

      TC does much, much, much, more than just FTP; TC is probably the best “file manager” there is for Windows and works in all versions of Windows since 3.1 (I have TC [v8.52 Final released September 9, 2015] on all eight of my Windows systems including three Win10 systems). I also have TC on the USB Thumbdrives I use when working on customers’ systems because it saves me having to “jump through hoops” accessing hidden/system files etc.

      Check it out: http://www.ghisler.com/index.htm

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      Lugh
      AskWoody_MVP

      is there any good reason to install a third party FTP client (such as CyberDuck) in addition to using the FTP client built into File Explorer if it is already built-in?

      Well, obviously if you’re getting poor performance from FE’s http://FTP... but you knew that, right? 🙂
      Windows generally includes a basic version of an app–eg Notepad, Backup, etc–which works fine for small or infrequent needs, and leaves it to others to produce advanced apps for advanced needs. I assume Win’s FTP is the same ‘grade’–but dunno, haven’t used it.

      I went thru a number of FTP clients last decade, and found some good ones like CuteFTP, SmartFTP, WS_FTP. None great though, until I found Directory Opus as my final file manager [having tried a dozen+ of those too], and discovered its FTP was the best I’d experienced.

      If you need to access a number of different FTP sites simultaneously, as I used to need to do for a weekly task, it’s so efficient to click once [on a saved view via taskbar icon r-click], and have them all opened in various tabs–beside the local tabs–ready for file ops.

      Lugh.
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    • #1580915 Reply

      Nathan Parker
      AskWoody_MVP

      I was thinking Windows did have built in FTP, so I’m glad to see the instructions. I’ll compare it with the other options given here. I don’t heavily use FTP (only occasionally), so I’ll just see how fancy I need to get for my needs. 🙂

      Nathan Parker

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