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Uploading Files with the File Transfer GUI

The file transfer window can be used to upload files from your local computer to the remote host computer. There are different ways to upload 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 upload files. Simply click on the local file(s) you want to upload (for example on the desktop or Windows Explorer), hold down the mouse button, move the file(s) into the file view in the File Transfer window, and release the button.

Upload button

Click the Upload button on the file transfer window toolbar to upload the selected file(s).

Shortcut menu

When you right-click a file in the Local View, or an empty space in the Remote View, a shortcut menu appears. Select the Upload or Upload Dialog option from the menu.

If you have selected the Upload Dialog option, an Upload - Select Files dialog appears, allowing you to select the file(s) to upload. After you have selected the files, the Transfer View shows the current uploading status.

Selecting Files

When you start an upload operation, a Upload - Select Files dialog is displayed. This is a standard Windows file selection dialog, where you can select which file(s) you want to upload.

You can use the Look in selection box to select the location of the file(s): a folder, a local or network drive or your desktop.

Select the file you want to upload

Figure 7.2. Select the file you want to upload

Note that the grayed out File name field displayed at the bottom of the dialog displays the selected file name. The field is read-only - you cannot type in the desired file name. Select the files by clicking them with the mouse instead.

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 on 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 on 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.