University of Oregon

How to Use FileZilla

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FileZilla is a free file transfer program for Windows, Mac, and other operating systems. You will find it handy to copy files to and from your UO account.

Installing FileZilla

  1. Go to http://filezilla-project.org.
  2. Download the FileZilla Client.
  3. Install, clicking '''Yes''' to allow changes if prompted.

Connecting with FileZilla 

UO Server Information

  • Hostname: sftp.uoregon.edu
  • Port: 22
  • Server Type: SFTP
  • Username: If your email address is jersmith@uoregon.edu, your username is jersmith.
  • Password: Your email password

Option 1: Connect Using Site Manager

  1. To invoke Site Manager, press Ctrl-S or left-click on the toolbar icon in the upper-left corner of the window above Host:.
  2. If the desired site is already listed in the left window pane, select it and then click Connect. Otherwise, follow these next steps to add the site.
  3. Click New Site. Enter the desired nickname for the server.
  4. Under the General tab:
    1. Enter the hostname in the Host field.
    2. Choose a server type (typically SFTP or FTP) from the Server Type drop-down.
    3. Only fill the Port field if you know the server uses a nonstandard port.
    4. Logon Type, User and Password:
      1. If you know the server is an anonymous FTP server, choose a Logon Type of Anonymous.
      2. Otherwise, on a public computer, choose a Logon Type of Interactive. Ensure the User field is blank.
      3. For a non-public computer, if you don't mind your username or password being stored permanently on the computer, choose a Logon Type of Normal. Enter your username in the User field and your password in the Password field.
  5. Click Connect. This will save the site to Site Manager and initiate a connection to the site.
  6. If you did not enter your username and password earlier, do so when prompted. Your entries here will not be saved on this computer.
  7. If given an "Unknown host key" prompt, click OK. (To not be prompted next time, check "Always trust this host..." first.)

Option 2: Connect Using Quickconnect Bar

USE THIS OPTION ON NON-PUBLIC COMPUTERS ONLY. We recommend avoiding the Quickconnect bar on all public computers.

  1. In the upper portion of the FileZilla window, you should see fields for Host, Username, Password, and Port.
  2. Enter the hostname in the Host field.
  3. Enter your username in the Username field. Your entry may be permanently stored on this computer.
  4. Enter your password in the Password field. Your entry may be permanently stored on this computer.
  5. To connect to an SFTP server enter 22 in the Port field. For FTP, leave the field blank or enter 21.
  6. Click Quickconnect
  7. If you did not enter your password earlier, do so when prompted. Your entry will not be saved on this computer.
  8. If given an "Unknown host key" prompt, click OK. (To not be prompted next time, check "Always trust this host..." first.)

Using FileZilla 

Navigating

  1. Once connected, lists of the server's (remote) folders and files will appear in the right pane. Your computer's (local) folders and files are in the left pane.
  2. The full name of the current remote and local folders is printed above the folder lists. These fields are editable for quick navigation.

Transferring Files

  • To download a remote file or folder to the local computer, drag the item from the remote file list pane to the local file list pane, or to an Explorer window.
  • To upload a local file or folder to the remote server, drag the item from the local file list pane, or from an Explorer window, to the remote file list pane.
  • To quickly download or upload a single file to the current local or remote folder, double-click the file in the FileZilla window.