Geek Software of the Week: rcFTP

Have you eve needed an FTP client for, shall we say, a “non-technical” user? Someone that you know needs FTP access to upload files, but Filezilla (which I LOVE!) would just freak them out? Well here you go! Complete with my own “brain-dead-easy” instructions! “rcFTP” stands for “right-click” FTP.



Download the program “rcFTP” and install it. Here’s the location on the web of the file (Click on the link below to get the file, look on the right hand side of the screen that is displayed, for the file called “Setup.”)


Save it somewhere where you know will where it is (the desktop is fine.)

Double-click the file you downloaded to install the program.

Click the “Install” button in the lower right corner of the screen that comes up, and click “Yes” that you want it to create the directory.

Click “Yes” to start the application for the first time.

Click “Yes” to add to the Startup folder.

Click “OK”… we will now need to use it the first time to create a “profile”.

“Right-Click” on any file, and look for the “Send to”… then choose “Upload with rcFTP”

Click “Delete” under the top line to delete the example profile. Then click “New.”

Fill in the screen that pops up with the following:

FTP Address:



Click “Save” in the lower right hand corner.

Give it a Name like “My Files”

Click “Upload Now” in the lower left corner to send the file. You will see the file upload progress.

If you see a Windows XP Security pop-up that says “Do you want to open a port for rcFTP?” Click “Unblock.”

Click the “X” in the upper right hand corner of rcFTP to exit. You are done!

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