Transfer modes

Files can be transferred in two different modes: ASCII or binary. Auto mode follows a predetermined rule and transfers selected file types in desired mode.

ASCII mode

Always transfer pure text files, e. g. .txt, .html, .htm, .cgi, in ASCII mode.

WARNING: Transferring a binary file in ASCII mode may damage the file.

Binary mode

Always transfer image files, executable files or ZIP archives (.bmp, .jpg, .exe, .zip) in binary mode. Also use this mode for unknown file types, or such extensions not registered under Windows.


If Auto is activated: WISE-FTP checks whether the file extension is listed under Options: File Types.

If Auto is deactivated: File is transferred in desired mode (binary or ASCII).