I thought my comment about FileZilla might provoke some defence from the 'old hands'
I've not done a lot of FTPing so I am a newbie in this respect. Over the past few days I've used it to get around 50 Xbox skins from my laptop to Xbox in about half a dozen different batches. Only once did FileZilla "process the queue" without failing to transfer at least one skin folder or more usually certain files within a particular folder. Often the problem repeats when I've retried.
I swap over to CoreFTP and it transfers first time.
Why I call it newbie unfriendly and twitchy is because it will disconnect at the drop of hat. It seems to time out if nothing is happening ie. even if you're busy adding files to the "queue". That forces a another Quickconnect and if you make the mistake of opening that in a new tab you're likely in store for a series of failures to connect messages because there are "too many users". No pointing you at the problem, you just have to notice that there are too many tabs open and, of course, understand that is the trouble.
I've found FileZilla (which I recently updated to the newest version) sometimes does not display "queued" items. Numerically it will show there are items queued but not what they are. You click "Remove all" and redo the queue and this time it displays correctly. There may be an explanation for this but as a newbie these sort of things just seem designed confuse you.
Even the terms these programs use for simple things annoys: process queue instead of simply start or copy. Why no Windows style a start/cancel button on the screen instead of having to use the right click context menu? Why queue? Why not just list?
I also don't understand why the Xbox address is called the host address and not the client address. You're copying from a PC to a Xbox, so surely the PC is 'hosting' the folders/files you want to transfer? The FTP program isn't a 'client' it's a transfer tool or service and the Xbox is actually the client you're sending the folders/files to. Arguably the word transfer is imprecise too because you're not moving the folders/files you're copying them.
FileZilla works, no argument from me about that but do I like it's GUI? No, it makes doing a simple thing seem
more complicated than it should be. Are any other FTP programs better in this respect? I don't know, I've not had enough experience. except with CoreFTP. Less prone to disconnect and transfer failures the few times I've used it but is its GUI better ie. simpler? Not really.
I'll have to have a look at Movax
's Total Commander.This post has been edited by fallenangle: May 10 2012, 03:56 PM