Transfer files or directories

After you have established a connection to the server, you can start to transfer files or directories.

  1. Select the files or directories you want to upload from the directory tree in the Local System window on the left.

  2. Choose a transfer mode. You can select from the following modes of transfer:
    ASCII
    : You should use ASCII mode to transfer text files (e. g., .txt, .html, .htm, .cgi).
    Binary
    : Image files, executable files or ZIP files (.bmp, .jpg, .exe, .zip) should always be transferred using binary mode. You should also use this mode when the file type is unknown or not registered by Windows.
    Auto
    : When this option is selected, the software checks to see if a file extension has been defined. If it has, the file will be transferred in ASCII format. If not, or if no file extension is found, the file will be transferred in binary mode. You should choose this option as your default setting!

  3. Now drag and drop the desired files to the target directories in the Remote System window on the right. Note that this is only possible if you have checked the Enable drag-and-drop for directories box under Options > Preferences: Advanced.
    Or:

  4. Select the target directories in the right window and highlight the local system files you want to upload. Now click on Upload, or on Upload directory to upload directories.

NOTE: You can synchronize the contents of a local directory with the directory selected on the server using the Synchronize directories item located in the Transfer menu. In this case, only new or revised files will be uploaded. Files with the same name will be automatically overwritten.