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  • FTP (File Transfer Protocol) was initially used in Unix systems a number of years ago to copy and move shared network files.  With the development of the Internet, FTP found broader application in uploading and downloading online data, and especially posting websites on ISP servers. 

    These tasks can now be performed by a special program called FTP Client.  While the operating system of MS Windows contains a built-in FTP client system, it has failed to gain popularity and can only run in command line mode. 

    Before choosing an FTP client software, it is especially important to look for a solution that delivers a full range of ftp options for files and folders both on local computer systems and FTP servers, such as uploading , downloading, moving,  deleting and modifying file properties.  All other features are helpful, but non-essential options which tend to clutter the interface and usually duplicate the functions of other programs. 

    FTP Navigator client software is simple and easy to use.  It's really the bare minimum with no extra frills or thrills.  It offers a no-nonsense interface  consisting of two side-by-side local computer and FTP server panels.  The latter contains a list of about a dozen pre-set FTP servers.  It's easy as pie to establish a connection.  All you have to do is select the server you want on the list and push the Connect button. Pre-configuring a list of most frequently accessed servers will make your life even easier.  An application also enables users to execute two-way file exchanges and activate multiple downloads.  FTP Commander ftp client also makes it possible to run programs located on local disks, or view documents.  The ftp program occupies far less space on hard drives and RAM than other similar paid programs.  It also allows you to delete, rename and and copy files, create and delete directories in the FTP server and work in command line mode. A session log file is also available. 

    For a professional website equipped with a search engine, database, scripting facilities executed on a server or other such large-scale functions you'll need to assign access permission to remote servers, synchronize directories that will enable you to take advantage of many other splendid options offered under the new version of FTP Navigator ftp client software.  This ftp program for Windows 9x/Me/XP/2000/NT is a recognized market leader. Its user-friendly interface becomes instantaneously apparent.  Smooth running instills trust in the program itself. 

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    The superb options of FTP client software include: directory synchronization on local and remote access computers (for comparing modified or new files), a full range of keys and options to monitor ftp command line control, manual input of FTP commands, etc. 
    The ftp program lets you upload and download data or delete one or more files, including whole folders along with subdirectories. The ftp transfer interface window shows what percentage of files has already been uploaded or downloaded.  It can also automatically resume and complete ftp file transfers, which for some reason, have been interrupted, or periodically attempt to connect with the FTP server if the pervious link was unsuccessful.

    FTP Servers usually break off a connection automatically when the user is inactive for more than a specified period of time.  The ftp client includes a command that allows you to "ftp keep connection", which means that retention prompts are periodically generated to maintain the connection.  It also contains a passive file transfer mode.  FTP Server directories are sometimes hidden from view, which means that the directory modification option will be extremely helpful. 

    The properties window of the FTP server offers a number of highly convenient options: "Initial Directory on FTP Server".  The service functions of the application include drag-and-pop, pop-up and a context sensitive menu, which can be called up by right-clicking the mouse.  If you consider yourself an "advanced user" try working in command line mode.  The ftp client program is compatible with Proxy, Firewall, SOCKETS 4, 4.5 and 5. 

    FTP client software settings allow you to automatically assign file transfer parameters: ascii or binary, depending on file type, which can easily be extended.  All commands and control operations can be assigned using the log file.  The pre-set list of public FTP sites is also very useful. More info