How to Upload Files to an FTP Server

If you want to upload files from your computer into a remote FTP server, the usual way is to install and use a third party FTP client such as Cyberduck, Filezilla, or CuteFTP.

Why install an additional client software that would need additional resources (memory and hard disk storage) when you can do the job easily if you’re using Windows?

In Windows, all you need to do is create a network location that points to the remote FTP server you want to access and you can start copy/pasting files from your local directory into the remote FTP server.

To do this:

Click the File Explorer icon on the Windows Taskbar to open a File Explorer window.
Windows 10 Desktop showing File Explorer icon
Windows 10 Desktop showing the file explorer icon to click to start setting up Windows 10 to upload files to an ftp server
File Explorer with “This PC” highlighted
Right click the menu item "This PC" to bring up a new File Explorer menu. 

Clicking the "Add a network location" will bring up a wizard to help setup for uploading files to an ftp server
File Explorer “right-click” context menu
Select "Add a network location" item from the context menu.

Click the Next button on the Add Network Location Wizard.

Click the “Choose a custom network location”.

In the Add Network Location Wizard, type in the location of the remote FTP server.

Save the network location.


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