Use Total Commander to connect to an FTP account

Total Commander is a very popular Windows File Manager. It also has a built-in FTP client.

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Total Commander FTP connection

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Method 1 – quick connection:

  1. Go to Net->FTP New Connection… (or CTRL+N)
  2. Enter your FTP server address (like or simply the IP) . Uncheck the anonymous connection option. Most FTP servers don’t allow such connections. Click the OK button.
  3. Enter the User name in the new window. Click the OK button.
  4. Enter the Password in the next window. Click the OK button.
  5. You are now connected to the FTP server and you will see the remote account content.

Method 2 – create and save a new connection:

  1.  Go to Net->FTP Connect… (or CTRL+F)
  2. Click the New connection... button.
  3.  Here, enter:
    Session name (any name you want to easy remember this connection, it can be the server address for example)
    Host name – the FTP server address – like or IP
    User name – the FTP account username
    Password – the FTP account password
    We strongly suggest enabling the option Use master password to protect the password!

    Click the OK button.

  4. You will see a warning window related to the master password: If you forget the master password, there will be NO way (not even for us) to get your encrypted passwords! We recommend that you write down the password on a sheet of paper, and store it in a SAFE place, e.g. in your wallet/purse or in a safe.
    Click the Yes button.
  5. On the next two windows enter the master password and click OK.
  6. You will see your newly created FTP connection on the list. Click on it and then click the Connect button.
  7. You are now connected and the content of the FTP account is displayed in one Total Commander tab.

The short movie tutorial for this KB post:

Total Commander

Related KB article: How to create an FTP account in cPanel

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