Now that Core FTP is installed – how exactly do you use it? Core FTP has made it a cinch to connect to your FTP server. To get started, you need only to master two things:
The Quick Connect window is accessed from the toolbar. Click on the button that looks like a lightning bolt.
In the Quick Connect window, you'll need some information to connect to your FTP server:
Here is what the connection to your ExaVault account might look like:
When you are all done, click the Connect button and you are good to go.
You disconnect from your FTP server by clicking on the Disconnect button. This can be found on the right-hand side of the File Manager window. Look for a button that has two red arrows.
The File Manager is what transfers files. Like most FTP clients, the layout of the File Manager window in Core FTP has two sections:
The Local List is on the left hand side of the screen.
The Remote List is on the right hand side of the screen.
Transferring files is easy: just drag them from one side of the window to the other.
To upload files:
1. Select the file(s) that you want to upload in the Local List.
2. Drag them to the Remote List.
To download files:
1. Select the file(s) that you want to download in the Remote List.
2. Drag them to the Local List.
You can navigate folders in both the Local and Remote Lists a few different ways:
Above both the Local List and the Remote list, you will see a toolbar. This toolbar offers you a number of options. If you mouse over each of the buttons, you'll see a pop-up that gives you an explanation of what each button does. Here are some of the more useful features:
Core FTP also has another really neat feature: Create shortcut. After you connect to your FTP server, you can create a shortcut to that on your desktop. The next time you want to connect, you need only to double-click on the shortcut to get connected.
To create a shortcut:
1. Connect to your FTP server
2. Right-click on the remote side's file manager and select Misc > Create Shortcut.
Core FTP supports the following protocols for connecting to your ExaVault account:
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