What is the best free FTP client app for WIndows?

By Jay Garmon Contributor ·
I am taking over maintenance of a charity Web site as my good deed for the year. Problem is, the previous admin was simply using a Frontpage-like app to maintain it, and I will not be going that route. Can anybody recommend a decent GUI-friendly FTP app for Windows, just to simplify my uploading corrected pages to the site?

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I have used CuteFTP

by jdclyde In reply to What is the best free FTP ...

easy to use, works well, and is free.

Even has the option to force everything to lower-case, in case you are uploading to a *nix server (because they are smart enough to know the difference between upper and lower case)

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Not really Jay,

by ComputerCookie In reply to What is the best free FTP ...

the couple that I have used and could recommend (Cute & WS), are now shareware!!

I always like to look at Tucows for freeware, just type FTP into the search and filter 'freeware', plenty of options with good ratings.


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You should know better Jay as you already know what they say

by OH Smeg In reply to What is the best free FTP ...

No Good Turn Ever Goes Unpunished.

Now who's forced the issue here?

As for decent Cute seems about the best and WS is in there but I'm not into this a lot so others may have an idea of something better though I've inserted Cute in several places and they like it a lot. If that is any help.

Have you tried looking on C Net.

OK ME BAD. I'll stop now.


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don't forget about...

by m61 In reply to What is the best free FTP ...


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FileZilla is good...

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to don't forget about...

That's the one I use, and it's free.

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I will break the trend here

by Jaqui In reply to What is the best free FTP ...

Core FTP LE.

Just the top paragraph of thier site:
Now you can download Core FTP LE - free Windows software that includes the client FTP features you need. Features like SFTP (SSH), SSL, TLS, IDN, browser integration, site to site transfers, FTP transfer resume, drag and drop support, file viewing & editing, firewall support, custom commands, FTP URL parsing, command line transfers, filters, and much, much more!

That even addresses one of apotheon's biggest issues with ftp, it supports ssh / sftp in the client.

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by tushar.k In reply to What is the best free FTP ...

hi, Jay
best ftp client for windows is wsftp or filezila for uploading & downloading.

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While you appear to have plenty of options...

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to What is the best free FTP ...

SSH Secure Shell is a nice little client.
Find it here:

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