How to download a folder from remote to local directory with Notepad++?

I'd like to use NotePad++ to download a remote folder to my local directory but don't see a way to do that.  I have the Remove view open in one pane and the Explorer plugin open in another pane.  I see that I can upload folders from the local tree to the remote tree by dragging the local folder up to the remote pane.  But I can't  drag a folder from the remote pane down to the local tree.  Is there a way to do that?

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Marco GasiFreelancerCommented:
Unfortunately no. AFAIK, it doesn't exists any other plugin which allows that: you can just download single file. This is only one of the reason because of I migrated to Netbeans IDE: it's not so deliciously light as Notepad++ but it allows a full ftp functionality, to synchronize projects, remote development, a strong project management and mutch more:

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stevaAuthor Commented:
Thanks!  I was using Aptana, which was great, but then WP Engine, where I host my WordPress sites, began blocking Aptana FTP requests earlier this month because they didn't feel their encoding cipher was strong enough.   I reached out to Aptana support but got no response.  It looks like the thing has been abandoned.  I'm happy to try Netbeans and see if it will communicate with WP Engine.
Marco GasiFreelancerCommented:
Unfortunately, I have no experience of WP Engine: let me know if Netbeans can communicate with it.
And thnks for points.
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stevaAuthor Commented:
Hi Marco,

I downloaded Netbeans from and chose the right "All" column.  I installed it (Windows 7) but when I try to create a new project PHP is not in Categories:  NetBeans New Project

Do you know what the problem might be?

Marco GasiFreelancerCommented:
That's strange. I've downloaded the last version (I was using the previous version) today and I have all right... During installation it asks which modules you want to install: are you sure to have not erroneously unchecked some item? It look like you have just the Java version. mayb you can try to reinstall it
Marco GasiFreelancerCommented:
Did you succeed installing Netbeans?
stevaAuthor Commented:
No.  I finally figured out that I had to install a PHP plugin to make PHP available for a project.

Then I tried to set up a remote connection. The Help file talks about a Remote Connection window but doesn't say how to open  it.  It's not under Windows tab, that I can see. I just don't have the time now.

There's way too much going on here and I don't have a day or more to slog through the documentation just to see if will connect to WP Engine.

It turns out that WeBuilder now does connect to WP Engine, so I'll just use that, or Notepad++.

Marco GasiFreelancerCommented:
Okay. But when you'll want to come back to Netbeans, take a look at this video: it might help you to configure your remote connection. It's really a joke :-)
stevaAuthor Commented:
Thanks Marco!  It looks like a great tutorial and I'll certainly go through it if I come back to Netbeans. Did you do any other Netbeans tutorials?

I'm sure Netbeans is a wonderful IDE and when I have the time to learn it I'd like to come back to it.

Marco GasiFreelancerCommented:
I have published some other video here:
If you like some of them don't forget to vote it ;-)
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