Managing files/folders in WS_FTP

This tutorial assumes you already have WS_FTP running on your computer, and connected to a remote server.

Now let's learn how to manage our website files.

The first thing we're going to do is create a new folder (or directory) on the remote server.

1) Click the New Folder icon.


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2) Type a name for the new folder here, then click OK.


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That's all there is to it. Now let's rename this new folder.....

3) Select the Folder to be renamed.


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4) Click File.....


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5) Click Operations. Then click Rename.


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6) Type the new folder name in here, then click OK.


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The new folder has been renamed.


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You can also rename files the same way as you rename folders.

7) To delete a folder (or file), make sure it's highlighted.....


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8) Click File.....


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9) Click Operations. Then click Delete.


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The folder we just created, has been deleted.


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Now let's learn how to change the permissions of a file.

10) Right-click the file for which you want to change the permissions. Then click Properties.


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11) To change the file permissions, simply enter the new permissions value here.....


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12) ..... by checking off the appropriate boxes below.


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13) Click OK when finished.


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That's it! Permissions for the file favorite.htm have been successfully changed.

This is the end of the tutorial. You should now know how to manage your files and folders in WS_FTP, including creating new folders, renaming them, deleting them, and changing file permissions.

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