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WS_FTP95 Pro Setup
File Transfer Protocol



What is File Transfer Protocol?

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) has been used almost exclusively on UNIX workstations and mainframes for many years to transfer files between remote computer systems. Internet access has made FTP a popular alternative to BBS systems. Early FTP compliant software used a command line interface that was difficult for some beginners to work with. As the Internet grew in popularity, new standards appeared (Gopher, WWW), providing a more user-friendly interface. However, FTP still remains the popular choice among computer professionals.

What is WS_FTP Pro?

WS_FTP Pro allows you to use Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT to copy to your PC, software applications, games, images, and other files made available on a continuing basis by organizations all over the world.

WS_FTP Pro turns your PC into an FTP client, allowing it to communicate with virtually all types of FTP sites. This allows you to transfer files from an FTP site to your PC, from your PC to an FTP site, or even from one remote FTP site to another.

You can download an evaluation version of WS_FTP by clicking here

WS_FTP95 Pro Screen (ws_ftp32SCREEN-SHOT.gif 14,000 kb)

System Requirements


WS_FTP Pro requires the following system resources:
  • An Intel 386, 486, or Pentium processor; or a Digital Alpha processor
  • Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows NT
  • A TCP/IP protocol stack.

You need a 32–bit stack to use the 32–bit version of WS_FTP Pro. Microsoft Windows 95, 98, and NT all come with their own 32–bit TCP/IP stacks, but note that some TCP/IP stacks for Windows 95 (such as Trumpet 1.0 and 2.0) can also be 16–bit. For the 16–bit version, you can use either a 32– or 16–bit stack.

Installation


The installation of WS_FTP Pro is the same for new users as it is for those who are upgrading from a previous version of WS_FTP Pro. If you purchased WS_FTP Pro online, install it by double-clicking the file you downloaded, accepting the defaults, and following the prompts on your screen.

To install WS_FTP Pro from a disk:

1. Insert the WS_FTP Pro disk into a disk drive.

2. If you are running Windows 95, 98, or NT 4.0 or later, click the Start button and select Run. If you are running Windows NT 3.51, select Run from the File menu.

3. Enter the drive letter followed by install.exe. For example, a:install.exe.

4. Choose WS_FTP Pro Installation, when asked.

5. Follow the instructions on your screen.

Getting Started


To start WS_FTP Pro, do one of the following:
  • In Windows 95, 98, and NT 4.0 or later, click the Start button and select Programs–>WS_FTP Pro–>WS_FTP Pro.
  • Double-click the WS_FTP Pro icon wherever you installed it.
  • In Windows NT 3.51, open the WS_FTP Pro folder and double-click the WS_FTP95 Pro icon.

The main window and WS_FTP Sites dialog box appear. Type in the following information:
  • Profile Name: www.wzrd.com
  • Host Name/Address: www.wzrd.com
  • Host Type: Automatic detect.
  • User ID: your WCS username.
  • Password: your WCS password.
Click on the Ok button to connect to your WCS site.

WS_FTP95 Pro Sessions Properties Screen (wsftp1.jpg 59,000 kb}

Uploading Files and Folders

Uploading a file or folder copies it from your PC to an FTP site.

1. Once you are connected to the FTP site to which you want to upload the file(s)to, then locate the desired destination folder or create a new folder on the Remote System side of the screen (right side.)

2. Locate and select the file(s) you want to upload on the Local System side of the screen (left side.) Double click on them to send them to the destination folder on the Remote System side of the screen(right side.)

WS_FTP95 Pro Screen (ws_ftp32SCREEN-SHOT.gif 14,000 kb)

Downloading Files and Folders

Downloading a file or folder copies it from an FTP site to your PC.

1. Once you are connected to the FTP site to which you want to download the file(s)from, locate the desired files or folder on the Remote System side of the screen (right side.)

2. Select the file(s) or folders you want to Download on the Remote System side of the screen(right side.) Double click on them to send them to the destination folder on the Local System side of the screen(left side.)

WS_FTP95 Pro Screen (ws_ftp32SCREEN-SHOT.gif 14,000 kb)

Congratulations!
You have successfully setup & run WS_FTP95 Pro

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