View Full Version : Good free FTP client?

08-04-2008, 07:00 PM
I've been using SmartFTP for the longest time, but apparently it is no longer free and my trial expires in four days.

Anybody know of a really good, reliable FTP client that can modify file permissions and see hidden files on a server?

08-04-2008, 07:12 PM
I like flashfxp. It is not free but reasonably priced and you get lifetime support and upgrades. I think i paid about $25 for it and I couldn't be happier with it. Check it out:


It does have a 30 day free trial so download it and give it a try.

08-04-2008, 07:15 PM

Very good, loaded, does everything.


08-04-2008, 07:15 PM
I use FileZilla - can't fault it so far :)

08-04-2008, 07:31 PM
Another vote for FileZilla here as well. I also use a firefox extension called FireFTP , it works really well and can be found here:


08-04-2008, 07:57 PM
I also use FileZilla, its quuite a Godd Program and easy to use.

08-04-2008, 08:29 PM
I've been using filezilla for quite a while and don't have a problem with it.

Also if you're in a pinch you can use the built-in command line client in windows. Just open a command prompt and type "ftp". You can type "help" to get a list of commands.

08-04-2008, 09:03 PM
Agree that Filezilla is the way to go.
Use it to manage over a dozen web sites with no problems

08-04-2008, 11:58 PM
I use one that comes with Windows and shows everything just like a standard Windows window...

Free Windows FTP (http://blog.bidenpc.com/2008/05/view-ftp-as-standard-windows-folder.html)

Please forgive me for the fact that I'm linking you back to my own blog to show you how to do it.

08-05-2008, 07:41 PM
Filezilla for normal use. I was using the built in command prompt with batch files for a while but have since switched to AutoIt for my remote monitoring project. I also use the Filezilla server version.

08-12-2008, 03:27 PM
FileZilla is the way :)

08-14-2008, 04:30 PM
I use CuteFTP Pro. It cost $59.99, but it does everything I need including SSH connections.