Direct FTP Tips & Tricks

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Here is a time saving tip to use with Direct-FTP. When you are uploading files you dont have to use the left side pane to select the files you need to upload. you can drop and drop files from any Windows explorer window into the upload area. Sometimes having to click through folders to get to the one you want is time consuming especially if you need to upload files from several different folders.

Just open "My Computer" (you can open as many as you need), find the folder(s) with the files you need and simply drag and drop them into the right side pane (server side).
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Three things I have found.
1. When I edit a php file online I have to set the transfer to Binary mode Auto does not seem to work with php files.

2. I have a similar problem with some images some go well with Auto but if an file does seem to corrupt just try binary mode

3. To upload a folder zip it up first. Much quicker to do but you will need another tool currently to extract. File manager in your Control Panel will.
The Guy from OZ



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