Launch Command Line FTP Utility
Go to Start > Run and enter cmd. Click OK or press Enter
Change Local Directory (if required)
To change to a local directory that contains your files, type cd followed by the path to the desired directory after the prompt.
- Type cd.. to change directory to parent directory.
Enter Server Name
At the prompt, type ftp + FTP server name and press Enter
- ftp ftp.filetransferplanet.com
Enter Username & Password
You will then be prompted to enter username and password for the FTP account and press Enter.
Note: For security reasons, the password entered is not displayed on the screen.
List and Download files
After successful login, you can list the files and directories by typing ls command.
To download file type get + File name and press Enter.
- get file1.zip
- get image1.jpg
Commonly used FTP commands are:
|LS -l||Long Directory Listing|
|get||To download the file from the FTP server|
|put||To transfer file and place it on the FTP server|
|binary||To turn on binary mode|
|ascii||To turn on ASCII mode|
|delete||To turn a file on FTP server|
|status||To display how the current FTP session is configured|
|mkdir||To make directory on FTP server|
|quit/close/bye/disconnect||To disconnect from the FTP server|