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I have an FTP question

I need to move a "ton" (10 MB+) of pictures from one computer to another, so I did an upload from my PC to my personal website, which I have never used. They were ZIP files. Now I need to download those ZIP files to my other computer, but I can't figure out how to do it. Could someone please explain this process to me? I can't be the only person in the world who wants to download from a personal website server. I believe the server address is:


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use a browser

Using a browser, if the filenames can be seen somewhere on your website, you should be able to just right-click over the name, select "Save Target As" and point to some location on your local drive.

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Use the browser?

Thanks Chuck, but I do not understand what you are suggesting I do. Can you explain the steps? What URL do I use, etc.?

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You said you have these zipped files located on your personal website, right? Use THAT URL.

What do you use to look at "your personal website" with? A browser, right? Such as Internet Explorer ... ?

OK, so looking at your personal website, you see these files listed in some way; whether that is a textual view of the files, or a thumbnail of the pictures?

OK, if that is true, then just move your mouse over that representation of your file(s) and click on the right mouse button. You should see a selection for "Save Target As" click that.
Then just browse to some location on your local drive (like your drive C: ) and place the files there.

If the files are zipped, then you'll just need to unzip them to view them.

By the way, you said you have "a ton (10 MB+) of pictures"
In my opinion, 10MB of pictures is not particularly a large quantity. I have seen just one picture being 5MB. But, in 10MB, you could have a large quantity of pictures. Get yourself a cheap flash drive and move 10, or 20, or 100, even 500 MB of files easily, whether it is one or a few files, or thousands of files, it doesn?t matter.

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Assuming you did the upload with an FTP-program, the download is just the reverse.

In command line FTP the command is get in stead of put (or mget in stead of mput). In FTP-programs with a GUI it's mostly a question of drag and drop or select and click on 'move' or 'copy', or some method like that.

What's your problem?


PS1. Assuming your website is something like www.home.myisp/~me and there's a file located there, you can just enter www.home.myisp/~me/ in your browser, and it will ask if you want to open it or save it on the hard disk. That's the answer to your question to ChuckT.

PS2. Why not simply mail the files to yourself? Mails with attachments are just the easiest way to transfer files across machines.

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