Transferring files in FileZillaWritten by Brad Markle
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When using FileZilla as your FTP program, you can upload and download files to your local computer and from your web server easily. This article explains how to transfer files with FileZilla and how the basic FileZilla interface works. To learn how to transfer files in FileZilla, you willneed to connect first. If you do not know how to connect, please see our article on Configuring your site in FileZilla.
Basic functions of FileZilla
The connection status window
Local Folder navigation window
In the image to the right, the folder that is viewed is in the "www/community/builder/tables" folder on the local computer.
Remote server folder navigation window
The image to the right shows the folder "public_html/a-test" location on the web server.
Local window for files on your computer
The "Filename" window shows the contents of the "www/community/builder/tables" folder on the local computer.
Remote window for files on the server
This "Filename" window shows the "public_html/a-test" contents. In this case the directory is empty.
Uploading from your computer to the server
To upload files from your local computer to your server, you simply drag the files from your "Filename" Window underneath the "Local Site" Window to the "Filename" Window underneath the "Remote Site" window. See the image to the right for an exact representation of how to do this.
Downloading from your server to your local computer
Just like uploading to your server, you can download files to your local computer by dragging files from the "Filename" window underneath the "Remote Site" window to the "Filename" window underneath the "Local Site" Window. Snapshot to the right show the details.
That's all there is to transferring files from your server to your local computer through FileZilla.