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Download selected files from server using a list

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I have a large number of files stored on a server and I want to archived many of them from various folders. Individually selecting them isn't viable due to the large number of files and the fact that the folders contain files that I want to leave on the server.

I've tried a FTP product called Total Commander which has a download from List feature but I get a "transfer failed" message each time.

The list is stored in a text file and looks similar to this:

ftp://ftp.mysite.com/storage/00/01/0001849.htm -> C:\tmpArchive.htm

Any obvious reason why this is failing? Or any other products that will enable me to download from a list?

Many thanks,

Tom

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OK....
You can do this in many ways:
1. Using the Windows command prompt: 'FTP -s:cmdfile.txt <host>'. In the cmdfile.txt enter all the file list along with the 'get' command. Use the following command: get <File Name> <destenation>.
2. You can use an FTP client using a DragnDrop technology: http://www.webattack.com/get/smartftp.html
With this software you can assemble a scripts file which may include files you want to transfer and relocate.

I hope that is helpful... more help? just say so..

Cyber
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Hi,

I downloaded and tried out smartFTP, but don't see how I can point to a txt file containg the location of the files I wish to move (not copy). Do you know if it is possible to do so?

By the way, I resolved the problem with Total Commander and successfully downloaded some files by pointing to a text file.  There were some hidden folder names that I didn't have in the FTP address. Unfortunately, this function only downloads copies, it won't "move" or "delete" the original.

Tom
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