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Transfer Files Using FileZilla

FileZilla may be used for secure file transfer using SFTP or FTPS between Windows clients and Windows or Unix servers.

Set up a Server Connection

  1. Start FileZilla. Select the FileZilla icon on your desktop or in your Windows Start menu. 
    Open FileZilla
  2. From the File menu, select Site Manager.
  3. Select New Site.
    Select New FileZilla Site
  4. Do the following:
    • In the Protocol box:
      • For SFTP transfers, select SFTP - SSH File Transfer Protocol.
      • For FTPS transfers, select FTP over SSL (explicit encryption).
    • In the Host box, enter the address of the server you're connecting to.
    • In the Port box, enter 22.
    • In the Logon Type box, select Ask for Password.
    • In the User box, enter the username you were assigned for this server.
    • To connect immediately, select Connect and skip to step 4 below.
      Or to connect later, select OK.

      FileZilla Connection Settings

The next time you open FileZilla, you can connect directly to this server using the options you chose. For instructions, see Transfer Files Using FileZilla below.

Transfer Files Using FileZilla

  1. Start FileZilla. Select the FileZilla icon on your desktop or in your Windows Start menu. 
  2. Select the arrow next to the Open Site Manager button, and then select the server you set up in the previous procedure.

    FileZilla Select Site
  3. Site Manager Opens. In the Port box, enter 22. Select Connect.
    FileZilla Connect to Site
  4. FileZilla displays a warning. If you are sure this is the right site, select Always trust this host and select OK.
    FileZilla Connection Warning
  5. In the Password box, enter your password for this server, then select OK.
    FileZilla Enter Password
  6. FileZilla opens. Your computer (Local Site) is on the left and the server (Remote Site) is on the right. Navigate to different locations on either system. Drag and drop files or folders to copy files.

    FileZilla Local and Remote sites view
  7. For more information, select Help in the FileZilla window.

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Monday, September 27, 2021 - 5:18pm

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