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    Free FTP Program

    Can anyone recommend a free FTP program for use with Windows 7 and for someone who is a bit of a novice when it comes to using a PC? I have to train someone on how to upload files to a website so it's got to be simple.

    Wish me luck!

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    filezilla is perfect for this

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    Can't you just create a shortcut for them to use explorer for it? So it's drag & drop?

    (otherwise yeah, go with Filezilla)

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    core ftp

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    CyberDuck FTW - it's awesome for MAC and Windows.

    Don't like coreFTP much, plus isn't it only free in the lite version?

    Otherwise for simplicity drag & drop via a windows explorer folder might be better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmount View Post
    Can't you just create a shortcut for them to use explorer for it? So it's drag & drop?
    I tried that but they got very confused and we ended up with a mess. Got a phone call to say half the website had gone and it had. Half the files had been dragged on to their desktop

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    I tried that but they got very confused and we ended up with a mess. Got a phone call to say half the website had gone and it had. Half the files had been dragged on to their desktop
    Ah!

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    + 1 for file zilla

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    filezilla is perfect for this
    I use this and it's great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    I tried that but they got very confused and we ended up with a mess. Got a phone call to say half the website had gone and it had. Half the files had been dragged on to their desktop
    oops maybe you need one of those programs that auto synchs all files saved in a certain folder, does filezilla do that?
    or, a cms / web editor program that has upload via ftp built in. so they just hit publish, and the files are pushed up.

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    Try WinSCP

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    Filezilla here its a great tool

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    I've found FileZilla more resilient and reliable at FTP than WinSCP, but WinSCP excels at SCP connections

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    we use the fireFTP addon for firefox. All our users use firefox already so it wasnt much of a challenge for them to learn to use this addon.

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