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How to create and manage FTP accounts

Send and receive large files with ease

We explain FTP - technology that makes it possible to send huge files between PCs, upload images to a website, and bypass your email client’s file-size restrictions.

Step 3. Open Firefox and click Tools, FireFTP to launch the add-on. A file browser window will appear within the browser, displaying files stored on your PC in the left panel. The right panel will be empty for now, and will become populated with files when you connect to an FTP site.

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Step 4. Next, you’ll need to create a FireFTP account. Click ‘Create an account...’ at the top-left of the window. FireFTP requires you to enter some information so it knows how to log into your account. First give the account a memorable name, then add the host, login and password details.

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Step 5. You can leave this field blank if you’d prefer to enter your password each time you enter an FTP site, rather than have FireFTP log you in automatically. For FTP sites that don’t require a password, use the Anonymous login option. The account name will now appear at the top-left of the page; click it, and choose Connect.

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Step 6. You’ll notice that both panels in the FireFTP file browser window will now be populated with files. The left panel represents local files; the right displays those stored on the FTP server. You can browse through and open files on either side simply by double-clicking them.

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