How to Manage Files with WS_FTP

Managing files between your local machine and a remote server is easy. This tutorial will show you how to do it using WS_FTP.

An FTP connection must be established prior to attempting to make modifications to your files.

 Rename a File or Folder

To rename a file or folder:

  1. Right-click on the item to be renamed.
  2. In the popup menu that appears, select Rename.
  3. In the next popup that appears, rename the item.
  4. Click OK.

Create a New Folder

To create a new folder:

  1. Click on the New Folder icon.
  2. In the popup menu that appears, name the folder.
  3. Click OK.

Navigate Between Directories

  • To navigate into a directory, click on the folder to open it.
  • To navigate out of the directory, click the Up icon at the top of the tab.

Change Permissions for a File or Folder

To change permissions for a file or folder:

  1. Right-click on the item to be modified.
  2. In the popup menu that appears, select Properties.
  3. The permissions modification popup menu will then appear.
  4. Make the desired changes to the permissions by either clicking on the check boxes or typing in the numerical value.
    Note: When changing permissions on a folder, an additional confirmation popup will appear stating the new permissions to be implemented; this will allow the user to apply the permission changes to the following:
    • The folder
    • All items within the folder
  5. Click OK.

Relocate a File or Folder

To relocate a file or folder:

  1. Right-click on the item to be relocated.
  2. In the popup menu, select Copy.
  3. Navigate to the desired destination for the copied item.
  4. Right-click on a blank area within the directory.
  5. In the popup menu that appears, select Paste.
Note: Be sure to go back into the original location of the item moved and delete the original item once this is done.

Remove a File or Folder

To remove a file or folder:

  1. Right-click on the item to be removed.
  2. In the popup that appears, select Delete.
  3. In the confirmation popup, click Yes to continue.