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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

How CuteFTP Works Tutorial


Hello There!

Did you just purchase CuteFTP? Are you new to this type of software? Have you been looking for step-by-step instructions on how to get around and start off using your recently bought CuteFTP?

If your answer to all these questions is a big YES, then scroll down and learn the easy ways on how to utilize CuteFTP and save yourself alot of time and money!

We will give you a series of tutorials on CuteFTP’s how-to’s. To start off, on our first tutorial we will provide you with both written and visual steps on how to manage sites using your CuteFTP. In managing sites there are three basic operations: create/add, edit and delete.

Here’s how to create or add a new folder or directory:

1. Click on New Folder icon on the top menu.

2. Type in the name of your folder or directory, then click OK.

To rename, just right click on the folder or directory and type in the new name.

To delete a folder or directory, just do the following:

1. Highlight the folder or file that you want to delete and click on the X button located on the top menu.

2. You will then be asked to confirm if you want to proceed with the deletion. If you choose to decide, just click on Yes, but if not, click No.

To view folder or directory contents, you don’t need to download the folder to make the checking and editing possible. Just click on the file and click on Edit button on the top menu.

You can watch the video tutorial here:

Check out CuteFTP 8.0 here!

Hi Guys!

cuteftpIf you already own CuteFTP  I know you too are very thankful to have your own copy of CuteFTP running on your computer to manage your file transfers fast , easy as 1-2-3 and secure.

The most important function of any FTP application, is its connection capabilities. To be exact we need an FTP that has a connection wizard to take us step-by-step in setting up a new FTP connection, has better management of the connected sites, allows multiple connection to different sites, stays connected to site even when without activity and many more.  CuteFTP is the only FTP software that I know that has qualified!

Top Connection Utilities that CuteFTP delivers:

1. Step-by-Step Connection Wizard

Connecting to an FTP site has never been made easier than with CuteFTP’s wizard. To get started you just click on the Star Wand . This will bring up the Connection Wizard dialog box. Enter the host address and sitename CuteFTP will then automatically connect you to the new added site and save it to your Site Manager.


2. Site Manager

An address book which stores all the sites, it allows you to perform operations on each site such as: Rename, Delete, Connect and more. Within the site Manager, you can also export or import site data as well as address books from 3rd party FTP clients or previous versions of CuteFTP. Its data can also be encrypted with a password to ensure security and protection.


3. Quick Connect Bar

CuteFTP gives you faster means of re-connecting to a site with the use of Quick Connect Bar. Just choose the site you want to connect to from the drop-down menu, its username and password fields will automatically be filled in and then click Connect. You can also create a new site and add it in the Site Manager from the Quick Connect bar.

There are two ways to add the Quick Connect Bar by:

a. Go to File menu > Connect > Quick Connect; or

b. Press Ctrl + F8 on your keyboard.


4. Proxy /Socks / Firewall

Whatever type of connection you are connected in, CuteFTP can still connect you to the Internet with the help of its Proxy. On the Proxy Settings page,  you can choose different proxy connection options. CuteFTP gives you the option to configure the proxy settings manually or automatically by detecting the Internet Explorer’s proxy settings.

5. Smart Keep Alive

The Keep Alive feature allows you to stay connected to those sites that automatically disconnect you whenever there’s no activity taking place.


6. Multiple Connections

You can connect, browse and navigate multiple sites at the same time, one feature that other FTP clients don’t have. Each connection window is separated by tabs.

And many more….

What a Great Tool!  Get yourself a copy or tell someone someone who might appreciate it to Check out more of CuteFTP. If you already own CuteFTP you can upgrade to the latest version. Just request CuteFTP upgrade here.

Until Next Time 😉

Peter – Your CuteFTP Guide