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Downloading Files with the File Transfer GUI

With the file transfer window it is easy to download files from the remote host computer into your local computer. There are different ways to download a file, or several files at the same time. Selecting multiple files with the Shift and Control keys works the same way as in Windows Explorer.

Drag and drop

Dragging and dropping is probably the easiest way to download files. Simply click on the file(s) you want to download, hold down the mouse button and move the file to a location where you want it - for example on the Windows desktop - and release the button.

Download button

Click the Download button on the toolbar to download the selected file(s).

Shortcut menu

When you right-click a file in the Remote View, a shortcut menu appears. Select the Download or Download Dialog option from the menu.

If you have selected the Download Dialog option, a Download - Select Folder dialog appears, allowing you to select where the downloaded file(s) should be saved. After you have selected the appropriate folder (or other location), the Transfer View shows the current downloading status.

Selecting Folders

When you start a download operation, a Download - Select Folder dialog is displayed. This is a standard Windows file selection dialog, where you can select the location where you want the selected file(s) to be downloaded.

You can use the Look in selection box to select a folder, a local or network drive or your desktop.

Another way to select a folder is to type its directory path in the Folder field. Note that you can use this field only to specify the folder name. Do not write in a file name after the selected directory path. The file name is the same as the file name on the remote host computer.

Creating a new directory for downloaded files

Figure 7.1. Creating a new directory for downloaded files

The most common operations can be completed by clicking on the four controls on the right-hand side of the Look in selection box. You can click the Go To Last Folder Visited to return to the last folder you opened before the current one. The Up One Level button opens the parent folder of the current folder. If you want to create a new folder, click the Create New Folder button. You can also select between Large Icons, Small Icons, List, Details, and Thumbnails views by selecting the appropriate option from the drop-down menu.