Once SmartFTP is installed, you'll want to get started using it to transfer files. SmartFTP has made that super easy for you. To start transferring files, you only need to know how to use one thing: The Browser Windows.
When you first connect with SmartFTP, you'll see a welcome message. In that window you can simply click on the 'Open a Local Browser' link.
Next, you'll connect to your FTP account by opening a Remote Browser. You can click the Open a Remote Browser hyperlink in the Welcome screen, or you can click File menu > New Remote Browser Window.
When you open a Remote browser, you will be prompted to enter in the details to connect to your FTP server into the New Remote Connection message box:
After filling in those details, simply click the OK button. That's all there is to it.
Here is an example of the information you would enter into the New Remote Connection message box to connect to your ExaVault account:
If you would like to add this connection to your Favorites, just enter check the Auto ☑ box at the bottom of the New Remote Connection message box.
SmartFTP has lots of options. When you connect for the first time, you'll see all of the options enabled. Here are some suggestions to help you optimize the window so you can get down to business transferring files.
Depending on how you opened the browser windows, the Local Browser window may appear on the left or the right-hand side of the SmartFTP window. The way to identify it is to look for:
The Remote Browser window may be on either the left or the right-hand side of the window. To identify the Remote Browser, look for:
With SmartFTP, you can place the windows wherever you like. However, most FTP clients use the following positions:
If you'd like SmartFTP to follow these conventions:
Transferring files with SmartFTP is pretty straight forward. Once you connect, you need only to select files in one browser and move them to another.
You can also transfer files by:
1. Selecting file(s) in either the Local Browser or Remote Browser
2. Clicking Commands menu >
If you'd like to select multiple files, you can use both block select and cherry-picking with SmartFTP.
To disconnect from the FTP server you should close the Remote Browser window.
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