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This article explains how to use the FTP utility, which is included with Windows NT 4.0, in a typical FTP session. This article covers the following topics:
Opening an FTP SiteTo open an FTP site, perform the following:
Browsing the List of Files and FoldersTo view the list of files and folders, type dir at the ftp prompt.
Changing FoldersTo change to a different folder (also known as the working directory), use the cd command.
Note: To change to the root folder, type either cd / or cd \. To change to the parent folder, use two periods (cd ..).
Copying a File From the FTP Site to Your Local ComputerTo copy a file from the FTP site to your local computer, use the get command.
Copying a File from your Local Computer to the FTP SiteTo copy a file from your local computer to the FTP site, use the put command.
Note: Most sites only allow users to do this if they have logged on using a specific, preassigned user name, NOT the "anonymous" user.
Ending an FTP sessionTo end the FTP session, use the bye command.
Additional ReferencesFor a full list of the commands and parameters that can be used with the FTP utility, perform the following: