How to link one profile to different folders in SSH Secure FTP

Creating separate profiles might be more complicated that saving quick links to all of your favorite folders within a single profile.

  • In the File Transfer Window, select the 'Operations' menu, and then select 'Go to Folder...'. The dialog box pops up with a drop-down list including the default folder and any favorite folders that you have added & saved.
  • If you want to go to a folder that is not in the list, type in the full path of the folder name - in this case, it would be: /usr/local/etc/httpd/htdocs/depts/wsweb
  • When you click on 'OK', you will be moved to the new folder (as long as you have permissions for that folder).
  • Then, to save that as a favorite folder, click on the 'Add' button just above the window that displays the contents of that folder (in this case, the 'Remote Name' section in the right half of the File Transfer Window).
  • Be sure to save this new setting before you disconnect the session.
  • Under the 'File' menu, click on 'Save Settings'. The next time you log in, the drop-down list above the Remote Name window will list all of the favorite folders that you have saved, and you can easily move from one to the other using the drop-down list.
  • Hostname should be 'tigger.uic.edu' regardless of which directory you want to access. If you truly want to create different profiles with different default directories, the hostname would always be the same as long as you are accessing the same server (tigger, in this case).
  • You can add and edit profiles under 'File' -> 'Profiles. After adding a profile, you can edit the profile. Changing the Home folder (the default directory you end up in when you first log in) and Favorite folders for each profile can be done under the 'Favorite Folder' tab. As always, you need to save settings before disconnecting.

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February 08, 2012

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