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Please recommend some FTP software for Win 7 32-bit

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by CyclingTribe, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    I'm currently using an FTP package from 1995 but it's beginning to show its age and isn't performing well at all under Windows 7.

    Please recommend some FTP software I can trial; maybe with some info about why you think it's a good choice?

    Shaun :D
  2. James

    James Well-Known Member

    I've been using FileZilla for a good few years, nothing to fault with it.
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  3. Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Well-Known Member

    WinScp, it's free for one, been using it for about 5 years with no issues. It handles hidden files that others might not see. (like htacess files)

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  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

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  5. Jeffin

    Jeffin Well-Known Member

    FillaZilla is really good in my opinion.
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  6. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    I use CuteFTP.
  7. James

    James Well-Known Member

  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Some weird phantom file issue.
    Every time I FTP files to or from the server, even to a blank directory, every now and again I get a warning that the file exists and do I want to overwrite it.

    In all the years I've been using FTP programs, FileZilla is the only one which has ever done this.
  9. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

  10. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

    I switched from WS_FTP95 to FileZilla... yes, I was using WS_FTP95 well beyond it's expiration date; simply because at the time, the "new age" alternatives like CuteFTP were ****ty.
  11. yavuz

    yavuz Well-Known Member

    Filezilla is a good free solution but never got used to it. CuteFTP on the other hand is just beautiful, strongly recommend it.
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  12. CBI Web

    CBI Web Well-Known Member

    I've used WS_FTP since 1999 (started with the LE version and now using Professional), trying others over the years just to check them out, but always hold onto WS_FTP. SmartFTP came closest to converting me, but it had the annoying trait of compressing all my files when I downloaded them from the server to my local machine. Whether that only happened to me or not, I don't know, but it wasn't acceptable, so I'm sticking with what's worked for 12 years. :)

    It does cost a few pennies, but very nice prog.
  13. Lucas

    Lucas Well-Known Member

    I'd highly suggest you trial FlashFXP, best FTP software I've used my whole life, for years now. Tried many many and none got to be as effective, efficient and stable as FlashFXP. It's the only Windows program I've ever purchased... hehe.
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  14. ENF

    ENF Well-Known Member

    +1 for FileZilla -- years of use with no problems.
  15. lazorde

    lazorde Member

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  16. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

    I use WinSCP, putty, and pageant to control public/private keys with them. I used to use FileZilla until I found out that WinSCP can be utilized in a batch mode to get nightly backups from files. I don't know if FileZilla can do that, but it was easy to setup with WinSCP
  17. -GR-

    -GR- Well-Known Member

    I use FileZilla, have been using it for a couple years. It is a great free alternative. I used to use that WS_FTP many moons ago.
  18. Floris

    Floris Guest

    I always enjoyed FlashFXP when I still used Windows. Their latest version also supports SFTP
  19. Alex

    Alex Active Member

    Another FlashFXP user here, have tried filezilla and couldn't get on with it, get getting timeouts and errors on transfers, yet FlashFXP would transfer the same file to the same server perfectly
  20. DieselMinded

    DieselMinded Well-Known Member

    I use smartFTP

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