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« on: December 08, 2012, 13:07 »
Hi Guys,

I have a question. I've been sending files by FTP to stock agencies using Internet Explorer for several years without problems.

However I am now working with a new agency where they want stuff sent by "sFTP" (I am assuming this means "secure" FTP??) via port 21.

Given the fact that this is out of the realm of Internet Explorer's capabilities, what's a good FREE and easy to use FTP client for Windows 7? 

Also, do any of the freebies have batch ability where you can upload to one agency and then when finished, the FTP program will start uploading to the next agency and the next agency after that?

Any assistance or advice you have on this would be greatly appreciated, thanks.



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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2012, 14:05 »

Also check out Lightburner for one upload to them and then they distribute to multiple stock sites

Of course, check my eBook on how to do all this!


« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2012, 16:45 »
Hi steheap,

I downloaded Filezilla... after playing around with it, it looks like it will do everything I want including batch/queue stuff too.

I know I have heard Filezilla used many times on this list but just wanted to see if there were other ones out there that were better.


« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2012, 17:47 »
Windows File Explorer (not Internet Explorer) has FTP capability - just enter the FTP URL in the address bar, it will prompt you for logon name and password, and connect.  Then you can drag-drop files to transfer them.  I don't see any need for a dedicated FTP client program.

« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2012, 16:49 »
Filezilla is very easy to use.  I use it to upload to all my stock sites, except ISP.  Each site should give you instructions on how they want you to set it up.


« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2012, 16:55 »
Hi Guys,

Thanks for the advice on File Zilla... I started using it here several days ago and it seems to work well.  Still trying to figure out how to limit the upload speed, because oftentimes, I upload to two sites at the same time, so I don't want it hogging all the bandwidth.

You can throttle the speed but the setting doesn't seem to stick when you close out File Zilla and open it back up.  Hopefully the developer will fix that it an upcoming release.  But for a free program though, I can't complain too much .



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