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FileZilla Mini-Guide

You may FileZilla, the secure file transfer application, very useful.

FileZilla is used to transfer files between a Windows workstation and a host, or server, using the SFTP (Secure FTP) protocol. EMU has chosen the SFTP to replace the FTP protocol.

Installing FileZilla

Start by downloading FileZilla.

Launch the installer, and install the software.

After the installation is complete, click Close to quit.

Using FileZilla

Start FileZilla by double-clicking shortcut on your desktop, or by selecting it from the Start Menu.

To connect to a host, select ( File ), and then select ( Site Manager ). Select ( New Site ), enter ( people.emich.edu ) for site name : then use the following information :

Host: people.emich.edu

Port: 22

Protocol: SFTP - SSH File Transfer Procotocl

Login Type : Ask for Password

User: (Your NetID username)

Select ( OK )

You should then be able to go back to the Site Manager and select the people.emich.edu site and enter your password.

Enter your password when asked. If after 10 or 15 seconds the Remote Site side of the window remains blank, your username and password were not accepted. Select Site Manager from the File menu, and try again.

Once you are connected, you may upload and download files. To upload a file or files, you can drag them from your computer to the Remote Site area.

To download a file or files, drag them from the Remote Site to the Local Site. Unfortunately, you cannot drag them directly to your desktop.

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