FTP (File Transfer Protocol) programs such as FileZilla allow you transfer files between a remote computer such as your home computer or wireless laptop and files you have stored on a file server. SFTP is the secure version of FTP.
FileZilla is freely available for download at USC’s main software page. However, the USC version has a bug that doesn’t display folders correctly. We recommend downloading FileZilla directly from http://filezilla-project.org/download.php.
To download FileZilla:
- Access the following web address: http://filezilla-project.org/download.php.
- Select the client for your operating system.
- You will get a pop-up box asking you to “Open” or “Save”. Select “Open” to begin installation immediately. Select “Save” if you wish to download a copy but install at a later date or on a different computer.
Configuring FileZilla for First Time Use
To launch FileZilla,
click: “Start - All Programs – Internet Tools –
FileZilla – FileZilla”.
- Click the “New Site” button and.
- Type vsoesftp as the site’s name.
- Type vsoesftp.usc.edu as the host.
- Select “SFTP” from the dropdown list.
- Select “Ask for password” as the Logon type.
- Enter vsoe\ in the User field.
- (i.e. vsoe\ttrojan).
- Click OK to save this site.
Launching FileZilla Once Configured
Now that you have created the vsoesftp site, you may access it in the future by doing the following:
- Start FileZilla.
- Click “vsoesftp” from the list.
- Click “Connect”.
- Enter your password when prompted.
The simplest method of copying files from one location to another is to click and drag them.
- Display the folder of where the file is to be copied to.
- Locate the file you wish to copy.
- Drag the file to the destination folder.
- Hold down CONTROL to select multiple non-contiguous files.
- Hold down SHIFT to select multiple contiguous files.
Published on September 26th, 2017
Last updated on July 7th, 2023