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Auto-Detect Tab on the Transfer Settings Dialog Box

How do I get to this dialog box?
  1. Open a VT terminal session.

  2. Open the Transfer Settings dialog box.

    The steps depend on your user interface mode.

    User Interface Mode Steps
    Ribbon On the Session tab, from the Transfer group, click the Transfer Settings launcher:
    Classic or Classic MDI On the Tools menu, choose Transfer File. Then, in the Transfer dialog box, click the Settings button.
    Reflection Browser On the Reflection menu, choose Tools and then File Transfer. In the Transfer dialog box, click the Settings button.
  3. Select the Auto-Detect tab.

Use the Auto-detect tab to associate a filename extension (five characters or less) with a transfer type. When you send a file, it is transferred using the transfer type you specify.

Reflection comes with default extension associations. For example, the extension .txt is associated with the ASCII file type—when a .txt file is transferred, it is transferred as an ASCII file.

You can associate additional filename extensions with a file transfer type by clicking Add.

Auto-detect options

Option Description
Add Click to show the Add Auto-detect Extension dialog box, from which you can add filename extensions to a selected transfer type.
Remove Click to remove the selected extension.
Transfer type for undefined extensions To associate all files to this transfer method by default, select ASCII, Binary, Image, Scan or Ask user. Only those files that are already associated with a file transfer type are exempted. If you are unsure about which transfer method to associate to the files you transfer, you have two choices:
• Select Scan to have Reflection determine the file transfer type without your input.
• Select Ask User, and then from the Ask User dialog box, select the transfer method you want.
Note: If you are transferring a file that contains double-byte characters, select ASCII or Binary, not Scan.

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