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Since: 10.4.02
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I have been running an ancient Sony mini-Tower with Win 98 since 1999. I have been using FTP Explorer to manage my website. I have now just upgraded to an entirely new system (PC) and my question is: Do I need to download another FTP Explorer-type program to interface with the servers or is one included with Windows XP. I've been looking for it, but I don't know if there's one included. My unfamiliarity with XP may be a part of this as I basically missed out on Win 2000. Thanks



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As far as I know, there's nothing, other than the crappy FTP support Internet Explorer has.
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So you'd say download a FTP program, which do you reccommend?



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I work with graphics a lot, so I deal with some pretty large files, and I've had good success with Fetch. I'm on a Mac, though, so I don't know how well the PC version works. I also know that Beehive is pretty reliable, but I'm not sure how well it works as an application on its own, as I've only used it to access on of my vendor's FTP sites.



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I use TuFtp (tutechnology.com) with no problems.



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I use SSH's SecureShell product because it's what they have here at work, but if you are looking for a free product, try PuTTY which is a free implementation of the same technology. I've used it on rare occasion and have friends that swear by it. Also, a long time ago, I used to use CoffeeCup. Too many choices yet?

In response to Guru's question in the next post, SSH and PuTTY are indeed telnet clients, but they come with a secure FTP client also. CoffeCup however is strictly FTP.

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    Originally posted by rinberg
    I use SSH's SecureShell product because it's what they have here at work, but if you are looking for a free product, try PuTTY which is a free implementation of the same technology. I've used it on rare occasion and have friends that swear by it. Also, a long time ago, I used to use CoffeeCup. Too many choices yet?
Aren't those more shell or termianl applications than FTP clients, though?

It looks like FileZilla has the most downloads on Sourceforge.net. I have no idea if it is any good, though.



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I use SmartFTP. It works. The queue function works well when I'm trying to upload/download a large number of files.



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I've used ws_ftp (pro version) for about five years now and I'm very happy with it.



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Just to throw another name out there, flashfxp is also a very good program to use with a number of large and small files.


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Thanks for all the quick and thoughtful responses guys, I'm up and running.



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