FTP Navigator is a Windows-based Internet application that facilitates FTP transfer by displaying information about the files and directory structure of a remote system in a browsing screen. This allows you to utilize the capabilities of FTP without having to know all the details. Its side-by-side view allows you to use it to apply simple file management both locally and remotely. FTP Navigator gives Internet users the ability to quickly upload, download, delete and rename files; to create and to delete directories on an FTP - server.
The program lets you upload and download data or delete one or more files, including whole folders along with subdirectories. The transfer interface window shows what percentage of files has already been uploaded or downloaded. It can also automatically resume and complete file transfers, which for some reason, have been interrupted, or periodically attempt to connect with the FTP server if the pervious link was unsuccessful.
Servers usually break off a connection automatically when the user is inactive for more than a specified period of time. The program includes a command that allows you to "keep connection," which means that retention prompts are periodically generated to maintain the connection. It also contains a passive file transfer mode. Server directories are sometimes hidden from view, which means that the directory modification option will be extremely helpful.
The properties window of the FTP server offers a number of highly convenient options: "Initial Directory on FTP Server". The service functions of the application include drag-and-pop, pop-up and a context sensitive menu, which can be called up by right-clicking the mouse. The program is compatible with Proxy, Firewall, Sockets 4, 4.5 and 5.
The superb options of FTP Navigator program include: directory synchronization on local and remote access computers (for comparing modified or new files), a full range of keys and options to monitor command line control, manual input of FTP commands, etc.
Program settings allow you to automatically assign file transfer parameters: ascii or binary, depending on file type, which can easily be extended. All commands and control operations can be assigned using the log file. The pre-set list of public FTP sites is also very useful. If you consider yourself an "advanced user" try working in command line mode.
The program is error-sensitive and automatically corrects mistakes made by users. Other programs tend to use different input and setting formats to access the FTP server. FTP Navigator was designed to be smart and sensible software. It will enter the right address even if you attempt to connect using any one of the following formats.
- [email protected]/folder
- ftp://[email protected]:port/folder
- ftp://[email protected]:port/folder
- ftp://[email protected]
- ftp://[email protected]:port
For example, if you make a mistake and enter a blank space in the address, the program will automatically remove it from the address, as well as any other inadmissible symbols, and will correct the address while the connection is in progress.
The program is compatible with virtually all types of servers and allows you to frame a special server response format and a rule for reading the list of server-based files and folders. The most frequent connections can be saved and subsequently entered by single- clicking the mouse. The program can save the default folders both for remote servers and local computers.
Files shown in upper and lower case will appear on the server as separate files . Therefore, sometimes when you upload a file or picture, it won't be visible on a website. For example, your site contains a link to the file vista.gif but you uploaded Vista.Gif . Here you will need a program command which allows you to change the case type, both on local computers and remote servers.
You can set the screen properties and menu options to confirm various operations which can be modified in the menu item "Program Settings".
The program also contains standard file management functions. You can:
- View files or folders as tables, lists, large and small icons;
- Sort data according to date, size or name, both in local computers and remote servers;
- Use the filter mask to display files, and highlight the files filtered through the mask.
The program menu is context sensitive and will display only items which can run in the operating mode you have selected.
Should you require special commands not available in the program, all you have to do is go to "custom commands", which can be saved for later use.
This download is a 30-day trial version. Registration costs $24.95
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