describes how to upload and download files to your website* or file storeage area
- When your
account is set up, you will receive an email which
includes your account name and password. Have these available to access
your storage. You must be connected to the internet to do the
- On Windows
PCs, remote folders are accessed using 'Explorer' windows, the same as
for local folders. ('Explorer' is the file display that you see
when you open "My Computer".) Each Explorer window has a field near the top labelled
"Address". This displays the path name of the folder you are
viewing. You will enter the address of the ParkBits file server
in this window as follows.
- Enter ftp://ftp.parkbits.com/
address field of Explorer. After a moment, a window will pop up
for your name and password. If an error message like 'cannot access...'
pops up instead, click Login As in the File pulldown menu at the top
left of the Explorer window.
your account (user) name and password into the popup window.
a moment, the Explorer window will display your file storage area on
ParkBits.com. Folders and files will be indicated as usual, and
can be displayed as icons or with details, etc.
can now use any of the usual ways to copy or move files. Opening
a second Explorer window and browsing to the folder on your computer
that has files to upload or to download into is a convenient way.
You can select and (right-click)copy files and folders
from one window and then (right click)paste them into the other
PC users keep their own files in the "MyDocuments" folder. This
is where you will most likely find important files and folders to
backup to ParkBits.com file storeage.
speed of uploads and downloads will depend on the speed of your
There are a couple ways to make accessing your remote files quicker
after the first time:
* - This
procedure may be used for both basic file storeage account and web site
accounts. For web site accounts, the uploading of files is
usually done by the 'publish' function of web editor or site builder
software, however the above procedure can be used to upload and
download files that are not part of the web site. In general, any
FTP or SSH client software can be used for file transfer. Windows
Explorer is operating as an FTP client in the above procedure.
- After you have opened your remote files folder in the
Explorer window, click Favorites->AddToFavorites to save the
ParkBits.com address. Then the next time you want to open the
folder, just click on that entry in your list of favorites.
- Check the box for 'remember my password' when entering your
account name and password. Windows will then open the remote
folder in the future without asking for name and password again.