NOTE: The CRC no longer recommends FileZilla. Please use either Cyberduck (Macintosh) or MobaXterm (Windows).

What is FileZilla?

FileZilla is an open source FTP client which will allow you to store and retrieve files on a server.

Installing FileZilla

  1. Go to the FileZilla home page and click Download FileZilla Client.


  2. 'DO NOT CLICK THE TOP SOURCEFORGE BUTTON - IT ADDS ADWARE TO THE INSTALL.' Under your specific platform, click the download link to download FileZilla. In this tutorial, the platform is Windows. So click Download Now under Windows.


  3. Click on Save File to download FileZilla. After the file is finished downloading, double click the file to open it.


  4. A window will appear prompting you if it is okay to run the program. Click on Run.


  5. Another window will appear making sure that you want to allow the program from an unknown publisher to run. Click on Yes to commence thge installation.


  6. The FileZilla License Agreement screen will appear. Click on I Agree to continue with the installation.


  7. The next screen allows you to select who is able use FileZilla once it is finished installing. We will select the option Anyone who uses this comptuer (all users). We then click Next.


  8. Now we will be prompted to select which components we want to add with FileZilla. We will use the default components. Click Next.


  9. The next window asks as to Choose Install Location. The default location is okay. Click Next.


  10. Now we will decide what to call the folder that is located in All Programs in the Start Menu. Leave the default name or change it to whatever name you prefer. Afterwards, click Install.


  11. After installation completes, click on Finish. You can leave the Start FileZilla now checkbox checked to start FileZilla. Otherwise, you can uncheck it.


Transferring File

  1. Double click the FileZilla icon to launch FileZilla. On the Welcome to FileZilla screen, click OK to go to the main program.


  2. Now you are in the main program. On the top of the program, there are three fields that you will need to fill out. These are Host (e.g. s, Username , and Password.


  3. After you have put in your information, you can click on Quickconnect to connect to the specified machine you selected. If you are able to connect successfully, the right side of the program screen should now be populated with the files that are in your directory of the CRC machines.


  4. You can use the panels under Local site and Remote site to navigate to a corresponding directory.


  5. In this tutorial, I navigated to my Pictures folder in my computer and my Desktop folder in my CRC account using the panels listed in the previous step. After clicking on each folder, the contents in that folder will appear in the panel underneath. To transfer a file to your CRC space, left click on the file you want to transfer and click on Upload.


  6. You should see that the file is now transferred to the directory that you selected in the panel under Remote site.


  7. If you want to transfer several files at the same time that are grouped together, you can use a shortcut to select all of them. Click on the first file of the group, press the Shift' key, and then click on the last file of the group. This will select the rest of the files inbetween. Then left click the highlighted files and select Upload.


  8. The panel at the very bottom will show the files being transferred to the Remote site and the files will begin appearing in the directory when a file completes being transferred.


  9. If the files you want to transfer are not in a group, you can still transfer multiple files at the same time. You can press the Ctrl key and that will allow you to select multiple files at the same time. Left click one of the highlighed files, and select Upload to transfer them to the Remote site.


  10. Another method that you can use to transfer files apart from selecting Upload when you left-click the files is to select Add files to queue. Add files to queue adds the files to a list on the panel located in the bottom of the program.


  11. After you are finished adding to the queue all the files that you want to transfer, left-click the line that has the following format: NetID@front-end and select Process Queue to begin transferring the files. You can also remove the files you have added to the queue by going to the corresponding file in the bottom panel, left-click the file, and select Remove selected to remove it from the queue.


    Note: All of the previous methods discussed to transferred files, except using the Queue, were in respect to transferrign files from the Host site to the Remote site. Transferring files from the Remote site to the Host site is the same, except instead of having the option to Upload when you left click the files you want to transfer, you will have the option to Download which downloads the files to your computer

Deleting File

    To delete files, select the files you want to delete by using any of the methods listed in the Transferring Files section. Left click on the hightlighed file/s and select Delete.


    Connection Timeout Issue

    If you receive the following or similar message:

    Connection timed out after 20 seconds of inactivity
    Error: Could not connect to server

    please try going into settings and updating the transfer mode to Passive, as shown in this image.