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Set the Transfer File Type

Use Transfer Method to specify the file type for transfers. The currently active transfer method is indicated on the status bar, on the toolbar, and in the Transfer Method menu.

To change the current file transfer method

  • On the Tools menu, point to Transfer Method and click the transfer method you want to use.

The options are:


    Use ASCII to transfer text files. ASCII data is transferred according to settings in the Character Sets dialog box.

  • Binary

    Use the Binary transfer method to transfer binary files, such as .exe files and .doc files. Binary files are not converted or translated during the transfer.

  • Tenex (Local 8)

    Use the Tenex (Local 8) transfer method if you're moving files to or from a server that uses a non-8-bit byte, such as the DECsystem-20.

  • Smart

    Use the Smart transfer method if you want the FTP Client to determine what transfer method to use (ASCII, Binary, Tenex, or Ask User) based on the source file extension. To configure this, use Tools > Options > File Types.

Related Topics

Add a Smart File Transfer Type

Specify a Default Smart File Transfer Type

Add Smart File Type Dialog Box

Transferring Files