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Transfer a File

The Transfer dialog box supports two "drag-and-drop" methods for transferring files, in addition to specifying files and using the directional Transfer buttons.

Before you can transfer a file for the first time, your administrator must upload the host file transfer program.

To transfer a file

  1. Start Reflection and log on to the host computer as usual.
  2. Open the Transfer dialog box as follows:

    If you are using this "look and feel"

    Do this

    The Reflection button

    The Reflection Ribbon

    On the Session tab, from the Transfer group, click File Transfer.

    The Reflection button

    The Reflection Browser

    On the Reflection menu, choose Tools and then File Transfer.

  3. From the Transfer dialog box, select a Protocol.
  4. Select a Transfer type.
  5. Select the action you want to occur if the transferred file exists in the target location.

    For more information about the options available, see the Transferring Existing Files topic.

  6. Click the Settings button, and configure the file transfer settings.

    For most situations, you can configure for file transfers by selecting a preset configuration in the Protocol tab.

  7. Click OK.
  8. Perform the file transfer using one of the following methods:
    • Drag one or more files directly from Windows Explorer to the Host icon in the Transfer dialog box (or from the Host file names list to Windows Explorer).


    • Drag one or more files between the Local and Host boxes in the Transfer dialog box.


    • Type one or more filename(s) in the text boxes, and then click one of the Transfer buttons.

      For more information about the filenaming options available, see the Filenaming and Wildcards topic.

    When the transfer begins, the File Transfer in Progress window opens. When transferring multiple files, this window displays the name of each file as it is being transferred; when the If file exists option is set to Cancel or there is some other error that stops the transfer, any remaining files matching a wildcard specification are not transferred. To cancel a file transfer in progress, click the Cancel button, press ESC, or press SPACEBAR.

Related Topics

Transfer Protocols

Transfer Types

Transferring Existing Files

Filenaming and Wildcards

Transfer Dialog Box (VT)

Configure File Transfer