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How to FTP using Command Prompt

How to FTP using Windows Command Prompt

Go to the Start Menu and Click Run…

kb-global-start-run

In the Run dialog box, type cmd and click OK

kb-global-cmd

The Windows Command Prompt will open. Type the following command to connect to your server:

ftp yourdomain.com

Where yourdomain.com is your domain or the FTP Server IP Address found in the HELM Control Panel under the FTP Account Details.

kb-cmdftplogin

Once you hit Enter it will attempt to connect to the server. If it is successful, you will be prompted for a Username and Password. Enter the FTP username and password information to login.

Once you have Logged in, you should see a line like ftp>

To list the Directory Contents, use the command dir

kb-cmdftplogindir

You have successfully connected to your server through FTP using Windows Command Prompt.

More FTP Commands:

ABORabort a file transfer
CWDchange working directory
DELEdelete a remote file
LISTlist remote files
MDTM – return the modification time of a file
MKDmake a remote directory
NLSTname list of remote directory
PASS – send password
PASV – enter passive mode
PORT – open a data port
PWDprint working directory
QUIT – terminate the connection
RETRretrieve a remote file
RMDremove a remote directory
RNFRrename from
RNTOrename to
SITEsite-specific commands
SIZE – return the size of a file
STORstore a file on the remote host
TYPE – set transfer type
USER – send username

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