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Using WinZip to Upload WinZip Files (FTP)

WinZip® makes it easy to upload the currently open WinZip file to an FTP site. You can upload either the entire WinZip file or selected files or folders. If WinZip is currently in the Legacy Toolbar mode (Windows XP), go to the Legacy Toolbar section of this page.

When using the WinZip Ribbon (Windows Vista and later)

Uploading the entire WinZip file

  1. After adding files to a new Zip file or opening an existing Zip file, on the Create/Share or Edit tab, click (Save) To PC or Cloud.
  2. On the Super Picker window that opens, select FTP from the tree list on left side in the Cloud section.
  3. If you're not already logged in to the ftp site, the Login to your FTP account window opens:

    The FTP site section specifies the site to which the Zip file should be uploaded, as well as any special settings required:

    • FTP site is the name of the FTP site, such as "ftp.MyCompany.com". You do not need to include the "ftp://" prefix.
    • Port #, Proxy Setup, and Use passive FTP semantics: in most cases, you can leave these settings alone. If your Zip file does not upload correctly, try checking Use passive FTP semantics. If it still does not upload correctly, check with your system administrator regarding these settings.

    If the FTP site requires a username and password to log in, uncheck the box labeled Use anonymous logon and provide your User ID and Password.

    If you want to test the FTP connection after you have specified the upload site and login parameters, click Test Connection. WinZip will attempt to open the FTP connection and will display a message indicating whether or not it was successful. WinZip will not attempt to upload any data to the site.

  4. After entering all of the required information for your FTP site, click Sign in.
  5. Back on the Super Picker window, browse to the location on your FTP site where you want to save the Zip file, enter a name in the File name field, and click Save.

Uploading selected files and/or folders

You can also upload selected files and folders from the WinZip file.

  1. Select one or more items from the WinZip file in the main WinZip window in the middle Zip pane.
  2. Right click on one of the selected files.
  3. Click Send Selected Files To in the shortcut menu, and choose New Zip File (from Selected Files)

WinZip will first prompt you for options related to creating the new WinZip file (see Send Selected Files Options). WinZip will then create a new Zip file containing the selected items only and then open the Select Folder dialog where you can select FTP from the tree list on left side in the Cloud section and WinZip will prompt you for your FTP site and credentials if you are not already logged in.

 

When using the Legacy toolbar (Windows XP)

If  WinZip is using the Ribbon interface, go to the WinZip Ribbon section at the top.

Uploading the entire WinZip file

Choose Send To from the File menu, then click FTP Site.

The Send to Ftp Site dialog shown below will appear, allowing you to specify the FTP site address and other required information. When the information has been entered, simply click Send to upload your WinZip file.

Uploading selected files and/or folders

You can also upload selected files and folders from the WinZip file.

  1. Select one or more items from the WinZip file in the main WinZip window.
  2. Choose Send To from the File menu.
  3. Click FTP site.

WinZip will first prompt you for options related to creating the new WinZip file (see Send Selected Files Options). WinZip will then create a new Zip file containing the selected items only and then open the Send to FTP Site dialog.

The Send to FTP Site dialog

WinZip displays the following dialog for all FTP uploads, allowing you to specify the FTP site address and other required information. After the information has been entered, simply click Send to upload the new archive.

Site logon

If the FTP site requires a user name and password to log in, uncheck the box labeled Use anonymous logon and provide your user name and, optionally, your password. If the password is left blank, WinZip will ask you for it when it is needed.

Note: you should be aware of the security implications of specifying the password here and then saving these settings as defaults. See below for additional information.

Upload site

The Upload site section specifies the site and location to which the Zip file should be uploaded, as well as any special settings required:

  • FTP site is the name of the FTP site, such as "ftp.MyCompanySite.com". You do not need to include the "ftp://" prefix.
  • Upload folder specifies the name of the folder where the file should be placed. If left blank, the file will be stored in the root folder at the site. Once the logon settings have been entered, you can browse for a folder on the FTP site by clicking the folder button.
  • Port #, Proxy Setup, and Use passive FTP semantics: in most cases, you can leave these settings alone. If your Zip file does not upload correctly, try checking Use passive FTP semantics. If it still does not upload correctly, check with your system administrator regarding these settings.

Options

  • Check Create the upload folder on the upload site if you want the folder you specified to be created on the FTP site if it does not already exist.
  • Check Overwrite existing files on the upload site if you want the uploaded Zip file to replace an existing file.
  • Check Save settings as defaults if you want WinZip to remember these settings for next time. The dialog will still appear when you click Send To...FTP Site, but it will be pre-filled with the values currently shown. The WinZip Job Wizard will also pre-fill its FTP configuration dialog with these settings when you initially set up FTP uploads for a WinZip job.

    Note: you should be aware of the security implications of saving your FTP settings if you have specified an FTP password in the Password field. The FTP password will be stored on your computer and is only as secure as access to your computer. For best password security, we recommend that the password field be left blank if you check this box. WinZip will ask you for the password when it is needed.

If you want to test the FTP connection after you have specified the upload site and login parameters, click Test Connection. WinZip will attempt to open the FTP connection and will display a message indicating whether or not it was successful. WinZip will not attempt to upload any data to the site.