Minimum System Requirements
User Interface
Connecting to the FTP server

Directory navigation

Selecting files and directories

Deleting files and directories

Renaming files and directories

Transferring files and directories

Creating a directory

Setting transfer mode
Enable Java through your Web browser

Minimum System Requirements Back

The minimum system requirements for using the Your Company Name FTP Applet are as follows:

Secure FTP Applet has the following minimum system requirements: 

Operating Systems: Windows 98/2000/XP/ME, Linux, Solaris, Mac OS X
Browser: Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator
Browser Java VM: Java-Plugin 1.4.2 or above enabled

To download the latest copy of Internet Explorer or Netscape, please use one of the following links: 

Internet Explorer: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/default.asp
Netscape: http://channels.netscape.com/ns/browsers/default.jsp

To download the latest Java Plug-in, please go to http://java.sun.com/getjava/

User Interface Back

Below is a screenshot of the FTP Applet user interface. Your display may vary slightly based on your operating system and browser used. A description of each component is provided below.

 

Note: The term "Local" refers to your computer and "Remote" refers to the FTP server.

1.   Current local directory - Displays the full path of your current local directory.
2.   Local directory - Displays files and child folders in your current local directory.
3.   Current remote directory - Displays the path of your current remote directory.
4.   Remote directory - Displays files and child folders in your current remote directory.
5.   Transfer mode - Switch between ASCII and Binary transfer modes
6.   Message window - Displays messages sent to and received from the FTP server.
7.   Upload / Download - Buttons for uploading and downloading files.
8.   General commands - Buttons for connecting to FTP server, disconnecting from FTP server and accessing help and information about the applet.
9.   Local drives - Displays local drive listing.
10.   Remote directory history - History of directories accessed on remote system.

Connecting to the FTP server Back

When you browse to the logon page, a dialog will be presented similar to the one shown below asking you to confirm that you trust the certificate used to sign the applet. The FTP Applet requires access to local resources. You must accept this dialog for the applet to continue loading. To avoid this dialog from being displayed each time you connect click on the "Always trust content from JSCAPE L.L.C." checkbox.

Once you have accepted the certificate dialog, the applet will continue loading.

To connect to the FTP server, click on the "Connect" button found at the lower left hand side of the user interface. The following dialog will be displayed prompting you for username and password information. Your dialog may look slightly different. Type your assigned User ID and Password and click on the "OK" button to establish a connection to the FTP server.

Once a connection has been established, the remote directory will be populated with the files and directories accessible on the FTP server.

Directory navigation Back

The directory listing displays your current working directory (remote or local) along with a listing of child directories and files. Each directory listing contains a link to it's parent directory identified by the parent folder icon . The parent folder icon is always the first entry shown in a directory listing followed by child directories and then individual files.

Each child directory is identified by the folder icon and files are identified by the file icon . To see the contents of a child directory double click on the folder icon.

Selecting files and directories Back

To select a file or directory click on the item in the directory listing using your mouse. You may select multiple items by holding down the SHIFT key and using your systems PGUP (page up) or PGDN (page down) keys. Alternatively you may select multiple items by holding the CTRL key and selecting each item using your mouse.

Deleting files and directories Back

To delete one or more items in a directory listing select those items that you wish to delete, right-click on the selected item(s) and select the Delete option from the popup menu or press the delete key on your keyboard. A confirmation dialog will be displayed asking you to confirm this action. Click OK to confirm or Cancel to abort this operation.

 

Note: A directory that contains files and or child directories may not be deleted.

Renaming files and directories Back

To rename one or more files or directories select those items that you wish to rename, right- click on the selected item(s) and select the Rename option from the popup menu. For each item selected, a dialog will be presented with the current name highlighted. Type in the new name and click OK to confirm or Cancel to abort this operation.

Transferring files and directories Back

To transfer files and or directories, select the items you wish to transfer and check that the proper transfer mode is selected. There are two possible transfer modes (ASCII and binary). In ASCII mode any line feeds will be converted from the source system format to the destination system format. In Binary mode data is transmitted without any data conversion.

In general ASCII should be used for text files and Binary should be used for images and program executables. If you are unsure or are transferring a directory that contains both text and binary data then it is recommended that Binary transfer mode be used.

To upload selected items from your local directory listing, click on the upload button >>. To download selected items from your remote directory listing click on the download button <<. When transferring a directory the directory and its contents will be transferred recursively.

A progress dialog will be displayed indicating your transfer status. To cancel a transfer click on the "Cancel" button. This will cancel the current file being transferred as well as any other files or directories that were selected for transfer.

Creating a directory Back

To create a directory, right- click within the "Local System" or "Remote System" window and select the Mkdir option from the popup menu. A dialog will be displayed prompting you for the name of the directory to create. Click the OK button to create the directory or Cancel to abort this operation.

Setting transfer mode Back

The transfer mode may be controlled by toggling between the ASCII and Binary transfer mode options available in the user interface. See User interface. The default transfer mode setting is Binary.

There are two possible transfer modes (ASCII and binary). In ASCII mode any line feeds will be converted from the source system format to the destination system format. In Binary mode data is transmitted without any data conversion.

In general ASCII should be used for text files and Binary should be used for images and program executables. If you are unsure or are transferring a directory that contains both text and binary data then it is recommended that Binary transfer mode be used.

Enable Java through your Web browser Back



If you already installed the Java Plug-in, but the FTP Java applet does not work, you may need to enable Java through your Web browser. Please follow these instructions to enable the Sun Java Plug-in though your Web browser:

Internet Explorer 4.x and Up

  1. Click "Tools" --> "Internet Options"
  2. Select the Advanced Tab, and scroll down to Java
  3. Check the box next to the Sun Java Plug-in version
  4. Next, select the Security Tab, and select the 'Custom Level' button
  5. Scroll down to Scripting of Java applets
  6. Make sure the enable radio button is checked.
  7. Click OK to save your preference.
Mozilla 1.x
  1. From the menu bar, choose Edit --> Preferences
  2. Select the Advanced category
  3. Check the box labeled "Enable Java"
  4. Click OK to save your preference.
Netscape 7.x
  1. From the menu bar, choose Edit --> Preferences
  2. Select the Advanced category
  3. Check the box labeled "Enable Java"
  4. Click OK to save your preference.
Netscape 4.x
  1. From the menu bar, choose Edit --> Preferences
  2. Select the Advanced category
  3. Select "Certificates"
  4. Check the box labeled "Enable Java"
  5. Check the box labeled "Enable Java Plug-in"
  6. Click OK to save your preference.
Unsupported Web Browsers

AOL 3.x and Up
  1. Please refer to our Help page on AOL Issues with Java.
Opera 4.x and Up
  1. Opera for Windows does not use the Sun Java Plug-in, but an embedded version of Java already inside the Opera Web browser.
  2. Opera for other platforms may support Java through the use of the Sun Java plug-in. Please consult your Opera platform documentation.
  3. For further information, please review the following Opera Support article:  Support for Java in Opera