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FileZilla FTP client tutorial

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FileZilla FTP client tutorial

Download FileZilla

FileZilla is free to download and use. Go to filezilla-project.org and look for the link called “Download FileZilla Client”.

Clicking on that link should load a new page. You will see a list of software for different versions. Choose FTP client based on your operating system. I use windows 7, So I download windows based FTP.

Installing FileZilla

Once the download is completed, install it by double-clicking on the file just downloaded and follow the on-screen instruction. The installing procedure is same as other windows application.

Connect to FTP server

First, open FileZilla, the same way you do other applications. You can see a toolbar under the menu.

Let’s connect to Clipping Path America FTP server. To do this you need FTP HostAddress, UserName, and Password. If you don’t know much about this please read about FTP System
Let’s say your FTP login details are as follows:

  • FTP Host: ftp.clippingpathamerica.com
  • FTP Username: username@clippingpathamerica.com
  • Password: your password
  • your username & your password are the ones you choose at the time of registration into our website.

Establish connection Using Quick connect

Just fill the Host, Username and Password fields located along the top and press Quickconnect button. Establish connection Using Quickconnect

If the connection was success full, the following success full status will be shown.

Establish connection Using Site Manager

This option has several advantages. You can store connection setting and reconnect with FTP whenever needed. As indicated in the below image, do the following:

  1. Click File Menu and select Site Manager
  2. Click New Site button and Name your site like cp FTP
  3. Select cp FTP (Your new site name)
  4. Fill up Host, User Name and Password field
  5. Now finally Click Connect button.

If everything is OK, you can see the below successful message.


Upload files

As you can see there are two sides in FileZilla; Local site and Remote site. On the Local site, you can browse and select files/folders within your computer and on the Remote site you browse and select files/folders on the server.


Now create a folder on the Remote site first by right clicking on the empty area and choosing Create directory. It will then prompt you to give a name for the directory. Give a directory name as you learn from Job Processing Guideline. Suppose our directory name is: 24-09-2009_ClippingPath_cp.


Once the folder is created, double-click on it to enter into it. Now browse your local computer, select files and folder and then click right button and from pop-up info select upload. You can also drag and drop files/folder directly to remote site.


There are two more tabs along the bottom, if any file upload is failed, it will be listed under Failed transfers, and the files successfully transferred will be listed in the Successful transfers area.

Download files

Downloading files from the server to your local computer is as simple as uploading. Just choose the directory on your Local site where you want to download the files into, then select the files/folders you want to download on Remote site and then drag-n-drop or right click and choose “Download”.