Connecting FTP Client (Filezilla) to UTORweb


Filezilla is a program which helps users transfer files between their local computer and an FTP site such as UTORweb. These instructions have been writteb for Filezilla Version 3.3.1.

PLEASE NOTE: FTP is an unsecured protocol. This means that any data sent, including your UTORid password, may be intercepted and viewed by third parties

Downloading and Installing Filezilla

  1. Filezilla may be downloaded from: http://filezilla-project.org/
  2. On the left side of the web page, under the category Filezilla click Download.
  3. Under the Windows section select the download ending in .exe (this will greatly simplify the install process).
  4. Follow your browser instructions to download the file (we recommend downloading the file to your desktop).
  5. Run the file either from the completed download notice, or from the location where you saved it.
  6. Specific install instructions can be found at http://wiki.filezilla-project.org/Client_Installation.

Connecting/Disconnecting from UTORweb Account

To connect to UTORwebThe FTP Configuration Window from Filezilla

  1. Click File > Site Manager
  2. Click New Site
  3. Give the site a name such as “UTORweb” and press Enter
  4. Under the "General" tab enter the following information:
    • Host: individual.utoronto.ca
    • Server Type: FTP – File Transfer Protocol (default option)
    • Login Type: Ask for password
    • User: Your UTORid
  5. Click Connect.
    The contents of your UTORweb account will be displayed in the right hand column under the heading “Remote Site”.
    It is possible to connect to multiple accounts through filezilla, provided they are named differently in step 3.

To end your session:

  1. Click Server > Disconnect

 

To Remove you UTORweb account from Filezilla

  1. Click File > Site Manager.
  2. Click the site listing for the name you created (e.g.UTORweb).
  3. Click Delete in the bottom left corner of the window.
  4. Click Yes.
  5. Click OK.

Transferring documents

  • The left column displays the files on your local computer.
  • The right column displays the contents of your UTORweb account.
  • Files will be copied between the locations displayed in left and right columns.

A  Screenshot of Filezilla 3.3.1 connected to a UTORweb Account

Please Note: The name of the file you are moving must only contain letters, numbers, underscores, and dashes (i.e. no spaces), otherwise, you will encounter various errors when uploading the file.

  1. Locate the file(s) either on your computer or UTORweb account.
  2. Select the file(s) that you would like to transfer.
  3. Right-click on the selected file(s). Click Upload if you are using the left column to send to UTORweb. Click Download if you are using the right column to get files to your computer.
  4. The Tabs "Failed transfers" and "Successful Transfers" will give a report of the uploads and downloads made during a session.
  5. You can manage the files on your UTORweb account through the right column. You move files between folders by dragging and dropping. A folder followed by two dots represents the parent folder of the currently displayed folder. You can delete files by right-clicking the file and selecting Delete.
Your UTORweb account supports two access controls, public and private:
If a document is saved in the “private” folder which appears in the main folder of your account (i.e. the screen you see when you first connect to your account) will only be accessible when you log in with your UTORid and password.

Anything saved outside of the private folder will be publicly accessible from the URL http://individual.utoronto.ca/Your UTORweb Space Name/Filename. Tags: UTORweb
Last update:
2010-07-29 12:34
Author:
Luke Sutherland
Revision:
1.1
Average rating: 3.71 (7 Votes)

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