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Use NotePad++ as FTP Client


NotePad++ is a freeware and can be download at NotePad-Plus-Plus.org. NotePad++ is a text editor but is not a "what you see what you get" (WYSWYG) web page editor. You will be editing the text version (HTML code) of the web page.

Open NotePad++ and click on the Show NPPFTP icon on the top menu bar to show the nppftp window. 
NPP FTP button screenshot

Click on the Settings button and choose Profile Settings.
Settings button screenshot

Click on the Add new button on the left bottom corner of the Profile Settings window.  Then type in the FTP information for the web site.
Profile Settings screenshot

Close the Profile Settings window when completed.  Click the Connect button and choose the site profile which was just created. This will create the FTP connection.
Connect button screenshot

Double click on the file under the NPPFTP window to open a file for editing. This will open the file on the server side.

After making changes on the opened file, click the Save button to save the file directly on the server. That means when you click Save, the file is uploaded to FTP site.

Below is a screenshot of the HTML code sample under NotePad++.
HTML code sample screenshot

NotePad++ can be used to upload any document, such as PDF files, Word/Excel files, image files, etc., from your local hard drive.

After successfully logged in to your FTP site under NotePad++, open Windows Explorer and navigate to the path where the file is stored.

To upload file, highlight the file on local drive, drag-and-drop the highlighted file from local drive to the folder or subfolder of the FTP site under NotePad++.
Upload drag-and-drop screenshot

To download file, highlight the file on the FTP site under NotePad++, right click on the highlighted file and choose "Save file as".
download file submenu screenshot

To remove file on your FTP site, highlight the file on the FTP site under NotePad++, right click on the highlighted file and choose "Delete File". delete file submenu screenshot