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Moving CuteFTP to a new computer

Karla Marsh
CuteFTP

THE INFORMATION IN THIS ARTICLE APPLIES TO:

  • CuteFTP Pro® and Home (Most versions)

DISCUSSION

Use one of the following methods to move the CuteFTP® software to a new computer:

OPTION 1 (If the old computer is no longer running or available to you, or if you do not need the existing Site Manager data):

  1. Download the software from this page: http://www.globalscape.com/support/reg.aspx
  2. Install CuteFTP on the new computer and register it using your existing serial number.

OPTION 2 (If the old computer is still available to you and you need access to the existing Site Manager data.):

ON THE OLD COMPUTER:

  1. Launch CuteFTP. If you do not already have your registration serial number available, on the Help menu click About CuteFTP. Record your serial number so that it is available to be used on the new computer.
  2. On the Help menu, click Backup registration & personal data then click Browse. Select a drive with portable media (e.g., a USB drive) or network location in which to save the data, then click OK. A backup successful message appears when completed.
  3. If you are transferring the license to the new computer, remove the software from the old computer using Windows Add or Remove Programs in the Control Panel.

ON THE NEW COMPUTER:

  1. Download the software from this page:
    http://www.globalscape.com/support/reg.aspx
  2. Install CuteFTP on the new computer and register it using your existing serial number.
  3. Insert the media on which your backup was saved or make sure you have access to the network location in Step 2 above.
  4. Launch CuteFTP. On the Tools menu, click Site Manager then click Import FTP Sites and follow the prompts in the wizard. Note: On some older versions of CuteFTP, all you need to do is open the Site Manager and then click Import. If you need more specific instructions about how to import your Site Manager data, refer to Importing sites in the Site Manager.

WHERE ARE MY SITES?

The sites in the Site Manager are stored in a file called sm.dat. The location in which sm.dat is stored depends on your version of Windows.
IMPORTANT: sm.dat is not a "human-readable" file; you can't just type your site information into a text file. Manually editing the sm.dat file can corrupt it and you will lose your site information.

  • Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Application Data\GlobalSCAPE\CuteFTP(or CuteFTP Pro)\VERSION\SM.DAT
  • Windows Vista: C:\ProgramData\GlobalSCAPE\CuteFTP 8 [Home/Professional]\
  • Windows 7: C:\Users\USERNAME\Application Data\Roaming\GlobalSCAPE\CuteFTP(or CuteFTP Pro)\8.0\SM.DAT

(You may need to select "View hidden files and folders" on the View tab in Folder Options.)

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Last Modified: 3 Years Ago
Last Modified By: kmarsh
Type: HOWTO
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