If you already know FTP, and want to quickly use the Distinct FTP Client for file transfer, follow these brief instructions:


To start Distinct FTP Client, double-click on its program icon in the Distinct program group or toolbar. You may also click on the FTP button in the Telnet  toolbar.When you start the client, the Connect to Host dialog box displays automatically for you to make a connection.


To connect to a remote system, enter the host name or address, select a host type (Autodetect is available), and enter your login information. If you need to use a firewall, please refer to the section  ““


To save the connection profile for future use, enter a Connection Name as well and click on Save before you make the connection.


Click on Connect to make the connection. Once you are connected, you can use the mouse to drag and drop files, or click on Download/Upload in the toolbar or choose Download File(s)/Upload File(s) on the File menu, to transfer files to or from the remote system. The initial (default) transfer mode is ASCII, but you can change this to Binary using the toolbar or the Settings menu.


To end an FTP session, click on Disconnect in the toolbar (File, Disconnect) and then select the remote host from the drop-down list box, which shows the first connection made at the top of the list.

Here are some extra tips for using the Distinct FTP Client:

  • To see the function of a toolbar button, move the pointer over it.
  • To split the window in order to display two independent file trees one above the other, click on the Show Two Trees button in the toolbar or choose Show Two Trees on the Window menu.
  • To display the Connect to Host dialog box when the client is already running, click on Connect in the toolbar or choose Connect on the File menu.
  • After saving connection profiles, you can click on the Remote Connections symbol to see a list of their names. To use one of the existing connection profiles to make a connection, click on its name.
  • To move files from one remote system to another, establish two (or more) connections, and then drag and drop the files.
  • Notice the floating toolbar  - you can resize it and dock it along any side of the window


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