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People transfers file every day. There are times that you need your files from your office to your home PC. There are times that you just want to download movies, songs, books and the likes without much hassle.

There are times when the study guides for your examination are in the computer library and you have to transfer it to your own laptop or phones. File transfer happens every day and because of this, there is a need to create something will make the file transfer much easier. Thus, the birth of blue tooth and flash drives but these devices can only do so much. To make it a lot more efficient, CuteFTP is the best there is.

How Does Cute FTP Work?

The acronym FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol and it works by transferring files from one place to another. One of the usual use for the FTP is when you are downloading files from the Internet to server. What happens when you download is that you transfer the files you want to download from computer to computer via the internet. The internet serves as the highway and the FTP are the trucks that carry you files from one destination to another.

A computer with FTP address is designed to receive the FTP connection. The logic is very much the same with websites or web servers. When a computer is designed to receive an FTP connection, it will be referred to as an FTP server. To be able to get into an FTP server, you will need a Password and a UserID.

The password and User ID can be adjusted much especially if the maker of the FTP is making the files a public domain. When that happens, the User ID can just be ‘anonymous,’ and you can just make use of your email address as your password. In a different scenario when the FTP site is not public, they you may need to make a unique User ID and Password in order to have access on the files you want to download.

Advantages in Using Cute FTP in Transferring Files

In this world where people are moving in fast forward motion, time is very valuable. Efficiency is the key. That is the primary advantage of Cute FTP among others.

  • File Transfer Capability – it does not take much time to transfer small files through email and other similar services. But if the files are large, transfer speed is snail pace. Most especially if your business deals specifically transferring big files from one computer to another, this includes product presentations, videos, lengthy documents and etcetera. With Cute FTP transferring big files is not a problem.
  • Secured File Transfer – The internet is used by so many people around the globe. The files being transferred, which are supposed to be for private view, only may be accessed by others. In order to prevent that, advanced file sharing is available in Cute FTP. It means that the services will need long – in names and passwords for the transfer to continue.
  • Organized Work Files – When you are moving documents and other files, most especially if you are just using email transfer, the tendency is that the more important files will be buried by the constant incoming messages. With Cute FTP, the files will be stored in folders.

You can do many things with Cute FTP. To cater the public, there are many versions of Cute FTP. In this way, you can choose the product you deem is best for you.

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Hello There,

Before I assume that everyone reading this knows about CuteFTP  I will share it again. Cute FTP is a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) client used to transfer files between your computer and File Transfer Protocol (FTP) servers.

We recently started a series of Tutorials on using CuteFTP.  But today we will tackle one of the most common support questions received from CuteFTP users.

It is usually encountered by CuteFTP users when they upgrade to Windows XP SP2 and then try to connect to the server, it fails! This happens because right after the installation, the Windows Firewall automatically blocks unsolicited connections to your computer and vice versa and also the ports needed to be able to connect to the FTP server.

There’s only one solution to this, and that is to configure the Windows Firewall settings and add the port necessary to connect to any FTP server. Here’s the work-around on how to allow incoming connections through port 21:

* NOTE: Port 21 – a reserved port in TCP/IP networking utilized by the FTP. CuteFTP starts a session to be able to connect to this port on FTP server, in the same way that the server responds via the port 21 with messages prompting the client for a username and password.


1.  Open Control Panel > Security Center

2.  Click Windows Firewall –  a dialog box will pop up.

3.  Click on Exceptions tab > Add Port, a dialog box appears.

4.  On the Add a Port dialog box, key in “FTP” on the Name field and “21” on the Port field. Make sure that TCP button is ticked.

5.  Click OK.

Before trying to see if you can now connect to your FTP server, make sure that CuteFTP is set to Port mode.

If you are using  CuteFTP Home:

1.  Open Site Manager > click on the site with problems.

2.  On the Type tab, under Data Connection change the setting to Use PORT.

If using CuteFTP Professional and Lite:

1. Open Site Manager > right-click on the site with problems > click Properties.

2.  On the Type tab, under Data Connection change the setting to Use PORT.

I hope that this has been helpful to you.

Until Next Tim, Enjoy your CuteFTP! 😉

Peter – Your CuteFTP Guide

upload1Any ordinary person transfers their files via email or instant messaging. Normally, these ways can only allow you to transfer a maximum of 10mb. Pretty enduring for any layman.

Unfortunately, this arrangement doesn’t work for IT Professionals. As the file to be transferred becomes larger, transfer time takes almost forever and sometimes even fail.

Here comes the existence of FTP’s . Its goal is to assure file transfers to be easy, fast and secure. Advantages that IT Professionals are looking for.

Among all the FTP technologies known to us, how can CuteFTP be a top option for pros? What does it offer and what are the best things about it that other FTP solutions doesn’t have?

Below are some of what CuteFTP can offer for the IT Professionals.

1. Wide-Transfer Options

a. Scheduled Transfers –Set a date and time for transfers to occur.

b. Concurrent Transfers -Allows transfer of more than one file at the same time

c. Multi-part Transfers -Allows large files to be split up in parts and be transferred concurrently.

d. Compressed Transfers -Lets you compress and decompress files with its built-in support for ZIP, CAB and GZIP/Tarball.

e. Site-to-site Transfers -Transfer files from one FTP server to another.

f. Turbo Transfer –With Turbo Transfer mode, file compression and multi-part transfer are automatic for speedier transfers.

2. Secure Transfer

a. FTPS -Strong 128-bit SSL negotiates connections and encrypts the data stream.

b. SSH Secured – Using public-key based authentication, gain secure connection to SFTP server

c. OpenPGP Encryption -Date transfer is more secured, whether sending or receiving, with automatic – PGP encryption and decryption.

d. HTTPS -Transfer securely using HTTP and HTTP over SSL standards.

e.OTP – Secure logins with One Time Password (OTP) authentication.

3. Better Management

a. Advanced Search – Search your files and folders easily on local computer or a remote server.

b. Podcast Manager – Automatically create and update your Podcast RSS feed when you use CuteFTP to manage your Podcast files. It even includes a Podcast subscription manager that automatically downloads new episodes, or lets you select only the ones that sound interesting.

c. Local Backup – Quickly and easily back up your computer to a remote server for added data security.

d. Integrate Editor – Allows you to perform quick edits of Web pages or other documents remotely.

Go ahead and try CuteFTP out and you’ll see what an awesome FTP partner it can be for you IT Professionals.

Until next time 😉

Peter – Your CuteFTP Guide