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AndFTP Tutorial – Searching, resume support and third-party sharing

AndFTP is an FTP, FTPS, SCP, SFTP client for Android devices. Manage several FTP/SFTP connections on your mobile device, tablets, etc. and upload/download multiple files and folders with just a touch of a button. View the video tutorial at the end of the article.

In the second part of our AndFTP tutorials, learn how to use 3 features you can use to efficiently transfer files faster.

Searching directories

To search directories in either your local site (mobile device) or remote site (FTP/SFTP server or HostedFTP account) follow the instructions below:

  1. After connecting to your remote site, toggle between your remote site (cloud icon) or local site (phone icon).
  2. Click the options button at the top-right of the AndFTP interface and select search.
  3. Use the filters in the search window to narrow down your search.
  4. Insert a keyword related to the file or folder you’re looking for and tap ok.

To enable resume support, follow the instructions below:

Enabling resume support will freeze a transfer if the connection is disrupted and will resume after regaining a connection.

  1. Go to the site manager or home page.
  2. Tap and hold a site connection and click edit.
  3. Find enable resume support at the bottom of the page.
  4. Click save.
  5. Alternatively, you can set up resume support when creating a site connection.

To use the third-party app sharing feature, follow the instructions below:

The third-party app sharing feature allows you to transfer files directly to your remote site faster by selecting AndFTP as the sharing method.

  1. Make sure you’ve specified a default directory (“default dir” in AndFTP site manager)
  2. Browse your local system for the file(s) you want to transfer.
  3. Click the share button or icon on your mobile device and select AndFTP as the sharing tool.

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