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    FTP Utility Alternative

    I love this little piece of software. It's absolutely the simplest, quickest solution to stubborn SMB setups.


    The only downside is it requires IP instead of hostname and it won't work on 64 bit systems.


    Can anyone point me to an alternative that will work on 64? (I can live with IP if need be)

    I looked into FileZilla, if that's the best answer could someone please tell me how to set it up and do I need the Client or Server?


    Thanks in advance!


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    Re: FTP Utility Alternative

    I use filezilla all the time. It works great on all systems.
    You need the server.
    1. Download and install. (just keep clicking next, no changes needed.)
    2. Create folder on C drive and share allowing full permissions for everyone. I usually call it "Scans"
    3. Go to "Windows Firewall" and exceptions allow filezilla server interface and filezilla server
    1. Click "Add program" click filezilla server interface and apply
    2. Click "Add program" click "browse, computer, C drive, program files, filezilla(double click), filezilla server(double click) OK, apply.
    4. At "Connect to server" click OK (don't change IP on "connect to server" box)
    5.Find "machine name" from copier
    6. On "Filezilla Server(127.0.0.1) click on Edit then Users
    7. Click "Add" enter machine name in box click OK
    8. Place check beside Password. It doesn't matter what the password is. Remember it you will need it later
    9. Click "shared folders" in menu on left, Click "Add" under shared folders.
    10. Select C drive and choose folder created earlier.(Scans). Click OK
    11. Make sure all boxes under "Files" and "Directories" are checked. Click "set as home dr"
    12.Open PageScope interface and create an FTP one touch.
    13. Enter a forward slash / in directory
    14. User name is the machine name
    15. Password is the one created earlier.
    Thats is.
    Hope it helps
    Darren


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    Re: FTP Utility Alternative

    Quick 'n Easy FTP Server Lite

    Works fine for me.

    Hans


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    Re: FTP Utility Alternative

    I am assuming that you are running Windows 7 64Bit then.

    Hansoon wants me to update my IIS documentation that I have for XP with Windows 7 install and configuration steps, so I might get to this shortly.

    IIS runs as a service and not as an application so even if the user is logged off (but the computer still on) then the transfer will still work.

    Here's the XP version of the document in case you want to try installing it with Windows 7 straight away anyway:

    Microsoft Internet Information Services.doc

    With Windows 7 though, you must edit the firewall to allow Inbound FTP Traffic and Inbound Passive FTP Traffic.

    Please don't ask me for firmware or service manuals as refusal often offends.

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    Re: FTP Utility Alternative

    Quote Originally Posted by Darren King View Post
    I use filezilla all the time. It works great on all systems.
    You need the server.
    1. Download and install. (just keep clicking next, no changes needed.)
    2. Create folder on C drive and share allowing full permissions for everyone. I usually call it "Scans"
    3. Go to "Windows Firewall" and exceptions allow filezilla server interface and filezilla server
    1. Click "Add program" click filezilla server interface and apply
    2. Click "Add program" click "browse, computer, C drive, program files, filezilla(double click), filezilla server(double click) OK, apply.
    4. At "Connect to server" click OK (don't change IP on "connect to server" box)
    5.Find "machine name" from copier
    6. On "Filezilla Server(127.0.0.1) click on Edit then Users
    7. Click "Add" enter machine name in box click OK
    8. Place check beside Password. It doesn't matter what the password is. Remember it you will need it later
    9. Click "shared folders" in menu on left, Click "Add" under shared folders.
    10. Select C drive and choose folder created earlier.(Scans). Click OK
    11. Make sure all boxes under "Files" and "Directories" are checked. Click "set as home dr"
    12.Open PageScope interface and create an FTP one touch.
    13. Enter a forward slash / in directory
    14. User name is the machine name
    15. Password is the one created earlier.
    Thats is.
    Hope it helps
    Darren
    Where can I download Filezilla? tried downloading from an official looking site and also downloaded some pc scan junk.


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    Re: FTP Utility Alternative

    Works nice on windows 7 machines. Works real nice on newer KonMin machines like the BH223. The interface lets you use a host name instead of IP.


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    Re: FTP Utility Alternative

    Anyone have anything new to add to this thread? I tried both of the above solutions (excluding the IIS) with no luck. I want something as simple and quick to setup on a customer's PC as FTP Utility is but that will take a host name.


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    Re: FTP Utility Alternative

    If the DNS is local host name should work perfect.
    If their DNS is the outside world not so much.
    Even so I have been lucky using the dhcp router as DNS because it will resolve names to IP since it gave the computer the IP.
    IIS has been rock solid though, don't use the main ftp, create a virtual directory instead. That always worked for me.

    Good luck.


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