9.2.1 Transfer a File

The Transfer dialog box supports two "drag-and-drop" methods for transferring files, in addition to specifying files and using the directional Transfer buttons.

Before you can transfer a file for the first time, your administrator must upload the host file transfer program.

To transfer a file

  1. From the Transfer dialog box, select a Protocol.

  2. Select a Transfer type.

  3. Select the action you want to occur if the transferred file exists in the target location.

    For more information about the options available, see the Transferring Existing Files topic.

  4. Click the Settings button, and configure the file transfer settings.

    For most situations, you can configure for file transfers by selecting a preset configuration in the Protocol tab.

  5. Click OK.

  6. Perform the file transfer using one of the following methods:

    • Drag one or more files directly from Windows Explorer to the Host icon in the Transfer dialog box (or from the Host file names list to Windows Explorer).


    • Drag one or more files between the Local and Host boxes in the Transfer dialog box.


    • Type one or more filename(s) in the text boxes, and then click one of the Transfer buttons.

      For more information about the file naming options available, see the Filenaming and Wildcards topic.

    When the transfer begins, the File Transfer in Progress window opens. When transferring multiple files, this window displays the name of each file as it is being transferred; when the If file exists option is set to Cancel or there is some other error that stops the transfer, any remaining files matching a wildcard specification are not transferred. To cancel a file transfer in progress, click the Cancel button, press ESC, or press SPACEBAR.