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FTP - How to?

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Colin, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. Colin

    Colin Major Contributor

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    Until now now I've never needed to do the FTP thing, but I need to now.

    How do I go about getting that set up?
     
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  2. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

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    Colin what are you setting it up for?
    Customer files to you or you sending someone else a file?
    Its not that hard but a nice easy way that (free up to 50 meg files) are these guys:
    https://www.yousendit.com/
    Most of the design files I get come through them.

    wayne k
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  3. Colin

    Colin Major Contributor

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    I need to get a customer's 200mb file.

    I've just tried Filezilla, but can't get it to work, it's SO unintuitive.
     
  4. RebeckaR

    RebeckaR Active Member

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    Have you considered using Dropbox or something like that?
     
  5. Colin

    Colin Major Contributor

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    The client doesn't use that, I asked. When he asked me if I can get the file through FTP, I said "yes", thinking that this would be a simple thing.

    Gah.
     
  6. mikey-Oh

    mikey-Oh Very Active Member

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    So they're hosting the file?
    Have you tried typing the address into your browser?
     
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  7. Colin

    Colin Major Contributor

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    Yes, I believe so.
     
  8. p3

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    Setting up an FTP server is extremely easy. You can set up the different log ins and all that and the different types of access they have. Tell me what version of windows your using and you can make it pretty easy. Also googling it as well. I have an FTP server, that I have remote computers using as a mapped network drive so I can get to everything, then customers can upload to a portion of the drive as well. Makes it really handy.
     
  9. p3

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    Also, if you are using Firefox, you can get FireFTP which is a plug in, that makes it easy to transfer files to and from the server.
     
  10. Colin

    Colin Major Contributor

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    See the first screen-shot here? Well I don't see that when I open Filezilla, I see a window without the host/username/password etc.


    grrrr
     
  11. mikey-Oh

    mikey-Oh Very Active Member

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    click the little computer icon on the bar or go to file>site manager
    or view>quick connect
     
  12. oldgoatroper

    oldgoatroper Roper of Goats. Old ones.

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    HUH?


    Filezilla is easy as pie. If your client is hosting the file for you to download (i.e. they have given you an FTP address -- ftp.xxxxxx.com --, a username and a password), then Filezilla is indeed what you need and is actually very easy and straightforward.

    If the client is asking if you have an FTP server they can upload to, then Filezilla is not what you need. This is another matter altogether.
     
  13. rfulford

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    It should be simple to pull the file from the client's server. You do not even need filezilla to do it. You can simply use your browser.

    Enter the clients full ftp address in your browser.

    ftp://ftp.ftp.yourclientsftp.com
    or.............
    ftp://username:password@ftp.yourclientsftp.com

    Remember to switch the protocol from http:// to ftp:// when you enter the address. Some sites may not prompt you for the user and pass, if so, use the second option inserting them in the url.
     
  14. Colin

    Colin Major Contributor

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    The is no "File > Site Manager" or "View > Quick Connect"
     
  15. Tim Kingston

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    If you are using a "windows" computer, the easiest way I found is to go through "My computer" , just type in the full address ( with the ftp part ) and it should find it. Log in, if required. The log in screen should come up automatically. No other software is required and you can drag and drop files just like on your hard drive. Tim
     
  16. oldgoatroper

    oldgoatroper Roper of Goats. Old ones.

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    Screenshot, please...
     
  17. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

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    Colin if both of you are on windows XP and above you can do it right from there without an ftp client.

    If you are game I can pm you right now.

    yeah what Tim said....

    wayne k
    guam usa
     
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  18. mikey-Oh

    mikey-Oh Very Active Member

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    So, this is not there?
     

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  19. Colin

    Colin Major Contributor

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    That seems to have worked! I saw the file, so do I simply Copy it and Paste it into a folder on my computer?
     
  20. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

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    Just click & drag it to the desktop
     

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