FTP Explorer Help
Welcome to one of the most versatile and powerful, yet easy to use FTP
programs available! FTP Explorer is a 32-bit FTP client application
for Windows that is extremely easy to operate, and makes moving files your
computer and the Internet as simple as local file manipulation.
Here are a few of the features that FTP Explorer provides:
- You can download or upload files to one or more servers while browsing and
selecting files to transfer on another. FTP Explorer can transfer files
in the background, so you don't have to wait while files copy to continue
browsing the current server. You can even connect to a different server,
and the program will automatically log off of the original server once the
requested transfers have been completed.
- FTP Explorer will automatically retry if the connection attempt fails.
You can configure the number of times it should try to connect, and the time
delay between connection attempts.
- FTP Explorer supports resuming of interrupted downloads and will
automatically attempt to resume a file transfer if it detects a file with the
same name in the current download directory. This can save you time and
connection costs for those troublesome connections. (Note: This feature is
not supported by some ftp servers.)
- FTP Explorer can automatically download and display descriptions of files
(if available on the server). As an option, the program will
automatically download the index file on the server and display the file
descriptions next to the appropriate files while you browse. Several standard
index file formats are supported.
- The Transfer Manager window allows you to ascertain the details of
download or upload requests at a glance. The source, destination, and status
of each request are detailed in the Transfer Manager window to keep you
apprised of multiple connections, and make it easy to see which files have
- You can create file or directory FTP shortcuts on your desktop to launch
FTP Explorer and automatically connect to your most commonly visited FTP
- FTP Explorer uses the Windows style tree and list views to display the
contents of remote servers. Toggle between large icon, small icon, or
list views. The intelligent tree view learns the directory structure as
- Windows style right-click context menus keep options at your fingertips.
The most commonly used options are only a mouse click away. Menu options
change based on the type of file or directory that is highlighted.
- Intelligent command queue enables background completion of each command,
so you don't have to wait for directory listings to complete. Once
connected to a server, FTP Explorer maintains a list of commands to carry out
which makes listing files and searching the server much faster. Select
the directories that you want to browse as soon as you connect, and FTP
Explorer will go to work downloading the directory information and listing its
contents in the background while you continue to browse. As each
directory listing is completed, its color changes to let you know when it is
ready to be viewed.
- The Quick Connect option lets you immediately connect to a site without
having to configure the site in the connection profile list.
- Drag and drop support. Simply drag one or more files (or complete
directory structures) onto the FTP Explorer's file view area to transfer
them to the location of the server that is currently connected.
Receiving files is as simple as dragging one or more files (or directories)
onto your desktop (or any other folder).