Solved

Making FTP uploads/downloads easier?  How?

Posted on 2014-01-06
4
441 Views
Last Modified: 2014-01-15
Is there anyway to make using FTP easier?  I have some friends who want to upload and download files onto my site but they are not very network savvy.  Are there any tools that make this process easier?
0
Comment
Question by:brothertruffle880
4 Comments
 
LVL 12

Assisted Solution

by:Imtiaz Hasham
Imtiaz Hasham earned 167 total points
ID: 39758842
Use FileZilla on both ends... Server and Client :)

https://filezilla-project.org/
0
 
LVL 14

Assisted Solution

by:John-Charles-Herzberg
John-Charles-Herzberg earned 166 total points
ID: 39758846
Have you looked at any FTP applications to help with the upload and download like FileZilla

More information at https://filezilla-project.org

Among others, the features of FileZilla include the following:

Easy to use
Supports FTP, FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS) and SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)
Cross-platform. Runs on Windows, Linux, *BSD, Mac OS X and more
IPv6 support
Available in many languages
Supports resume and transfer of large files >4GB
Tabbed user interface
Powerful Site Manager and transfer queue
Bookmarks
Drag & drop support
Configurable transfer speed limits
Filename filters
Directory comparison
Network configuration wizard
Remote file editing
Keep-alive
HTTP/1.1, SOCKS5 and FTP-Proxy support
Logging to file
Synchronized directory browsing
Remote file search
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:cfgtechs
ID: 39758858
coreftp..you can add a site as a profile, saving addresses, port, credentials, user would just open the profile and click connect.  drag uploads and vice versa
0
 
LVL 16

Accepted Solution

by:
AlexPace earned 167 total points
ID: 39759644
At work we had some low-skill users that always screwed up FTP transfers so I used Robo-FTP to make a shared network folders that served as FTP inboxes and outboxes.  The Robo-FTP software ran all the time in the background and automatically uploaded files from the Outboxes and downloaded files to the Inboxes.  

This proved to be rather fool-proof since it was structured somewhat like email and was therefore more familiar to them.  The folder structure was like this:
FTPFolders   (this was the shared network folder) 
 |- CompanyA
 |    |- Inbox
 |    |- Outbox 
 | 
 |- CompanyB 
 |    |- Inbox
 |    |- Outbox 
 | 
 |- CompanyC 
       |- Inbox
       |- Outbox 

Open in new window

If this is just for hobby or home use then Robo-FTP might be more trouble than it is worth but at the office it saved a bunch of time for everyone involved and mostly eliminated the human errors.
0

Featured Post

Save on storage to protect fatherhood memories

You're the dad who has everything. This Father's Day, make sure your family memories are protected. My Passport Ultra has automatic backup and password protection to keep your cherished photos and videos safe. With up to 3TB, you have plenty of room to hold the adventures ahead.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

As dyndns has reduced the capabilities of the free service, I looked around for other free providers of Dynamic DNS service. After testing several I decided to move my DNS hosting to Hurricane Electric as then domains that require dynamic hostnam…
Data center, now-a-days, is referred as the home of all the advanced technologies. In-fact, most of the businesses are now establishing their entire organizational structure around the IT capabilities.
Sending a Secure fax is easy with eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com). First, Just open a new email message.  In the To field, type your recipient's fax number @efaxsend.com. You can even send a secure international fax — just include t…
Internet Business Fax to Email Made Easy - With eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com), you'll receive a dedicated online fax number, which is used the same way as a typical analog fax number. You'll receive secure faxes in your email, fr…

863 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

22 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now