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06-23-2011, 02:47 PM
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07-05-2011, 12:51 PM
With this tutorial, you are going to learn how to upload and download files and folder using LeapFTP. We will assume that you already have LeapFTP on your computer, and it is running, but not yet connected to a remote server. You should already have configured it to connect with your web site. If you have not done this, and you need assistance, please see the tutorial: "Configure your web site in LeapFTP". The main screen of LeapFTP is two windows. The one on the left is the local host, or your computer. The one on the right is the remote server, or your web site.

Let's start by connecting to the remote server. Click on the Sites link, located in the menu bar at the top of the page. From the drop-down menu, click on Site Manager, which opens the Site Manager window. In the left window, select your web site by highlighting it. Then click Connect. You have now successfully established an FTP connection between your computer and your web site, and have two open windows. The files on your local computer are displayed in the left window, and the remote server (your web site) files are in the right window.

The first step in uploading a file or folder is to decide where it should go. You should start at public_html/ and navigate out from there to decide where to place the folder/file. When you have decided upon placement, you need to go to your local computer window and select the file(s) you want to upload. Select files by highlighting their names. To select multiple files, hold the CTRL key while selecting the files. When you are done with your selection, you are ready to upload. Click the Commands link, which is in the menu bar at the top of the page. From the drop-down list, click on Upload. This will start the transfer. When the files are successfully uploaded, you will see them displayed in the remote server window.

To download a file, select a file or files the same way you did to upload. Then click on the Command link from the menu bar, and from the drop-down list click on Download. When the download is completed, the file(s) will display in your local computer window.

To close the connection to the remote server, click the Disconnect Icon, which is located at the top of the LeapFTP screen. It looks like two plugs being pulled apart. This will terminate your session. This is the end of this tutorial. You should now know how to upload and download files and folders.