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Downloading Files in Simple Mode  -  KB Article #1633

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Downloading files in FTP Voyager is very simple, but can be performed in a few different ways. To download a file means to copy a file from an FTP or remote server to your computer or hard drive. This means that, upon successful completion of the transfer, your computer will have a copy of the downloaded file on your computer, on your hard drive, in the folder of your choice.

To download a file from an FTP server, you must first be connected to the server. When connected to a server you'll see a display with files and/or folders in the Remote Pane, and information in the Log Pane, as shown below.

Simple Mode Panes

The easiest way to download files is to use Drag and Drop. To download a file, such as 00index.txt in the picture above, simply click on "00index.txt" or its icon to select the file, without releasing the left mouse button, then move your mouse pointer to the Local Pane and release.

While the file is downloading, additional information appears in the Log Pane, a pop-up transfer dialog appears, and the file is transferred. After the file is completely downloaded the file appears in the Local Pane at the end of the list.

NOTE: If you drag and drop onto a folder (such as "Music" or "Templates" as shown above) the file is downloaded into the folder upon which the file was dropped.

Pop-Up Context Menu

Pop-Up Context Menu

Another method to download a file is to use the pop-up context menu. To download using this method, select the file with your mouse (releasing the mouse button), and then press the right mouse button on the file. The following menu appears. Select "Download" to begin downloading the selected file to the folder open in the Local Pane.

NOTE: selecting Download from the Remote Pane's toolbar has the same effect as using the right mouse click context menu.

Select one of the following links to go back or to read more.

Simple Mode Tutorial
Connecting in Simple Mode
Uploading in Simple Mode
Full Mode Tutorial