Change the Filename when Uploading

The Upload to Server command is available when you right-click on a file in the left pane of the FTP Client. You may prefer this command over drag-and-drop file transfer when you want to transfer a local file to the server and use a different file name on the server.

To upload a file using a different name

  1. Right-click on the file you want to upload, and then choose Upload As.
  2. From the Upload As dialog box, in the Upload As box, type the name you want to use for the file on the server.
  3. If you are connected to two remote sites, both site names will appear in the Upload As dialog box. Select the site to which you want the file transferred.
  4. Click OK to complete the transfer.

Also, wildcard characters are supported. You can upload multiple files at once, changing all of the filenames. For example, you could change all of the .htm files in a directory to .html when you upload them to the server.

To upload multiple files using a different name

  1. Right-click on one of the files you want to upload, and then choose Upload As.
  2. From the Upload As dialog box, in the Source file(s) box, replace one or more parts of the filename with wildcards, leaving enough to identify which files you want.

    For example, *.htm. or *_info_??.text

  3. From the Upload As dialog box, in the Upload As box, make the same wildcard replacements, and change the part of the filename you want to make different on your server.

    For example, *.html. or *_info_??.txt.

  4. Click OK to complete the transfer.

Related Topics

View the Local PC Files

Transfer Files with FTP Client