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Download FileZilla from http://filezilla-project.org/download.php?type=client.

Note: Screenshots are at full size for readability. Horizontal scrolling is enabled on large images.

Macintosh or Windows

  1. Open FileZilla by double-clicking on its icon. FileZilla Icon for Macintosh FileZilla Icon for Windows
    Opening Screen on Macintosh
    Opening Screen in Windows
  2. The first thing you should do is save a session by using the Site Manager feature. For maintaining security, do NOT use the Quickconnect feature. Go to File and then Site Manager …
    accessing Site Manager on Macintosh
    accessing Site Manager in Windows
  3. Click the New Site button in Site Manager and type the host address such as www.jmu.edu.
    Set up new site in Site Manager
    Set up new site in Site Manager
  4. You will then enter information in the various fields in Site Manager. Enter the host name (www.jmu.edu for example), 22 for the port, Logontype as Ask for Password, and your JMU e-ID . Then click OK.
    Site Manager Details
    Site Manager Details
  5. To return to a session/saved site:
    On Macintosh, go to File/Site Manager as you did above and select the site and click Connect.
    In Windows, click the drop-down arrow beside the Site Manager button just below File on the menu bar and select your site.
    Returning to a Saved Site
    Returning to a Saved Site


    You will be prompted to login. Ensure that you UNCHECK the checkbox for "Remember password for this session" to maintain security. Enter your JMU e-ID password and click OK.
    login box       login box
  6. To retrieve a file from the remote server, navigate to the directory/folder on the server (this is on the right hand side of the screen) and navigate to the folder on the local machine (this is on the left hand side of the screen). Select the file on the right hand side and drag it to the left hand side.
    Selecting a Remote File on Macintosh
    Selecting a Remote File in Windows
  7. To transfer a file from the local machine to the remote server, navigate to the directory/folder on the server (this is on the right hand side of the screen) and navigate to the folder on the local machine (this is on the left hand side of the screen). Select the file on the left hand side and drag it to the right hand side.
    Selecting a Local File on Macintosh
    Selecting a Local File in Windows