Editing Files


Once you have connected to a FTP server, you can easily edit files by right clicking on the file of your choice, and selecting "EDIT".


By default most applications should pop up in their default editor, ready to edit.   Examples:  



Microsoft Word or Write for .DOC files.


HTML Editors for .HTML or .HTM files.



".DOC" and ".HTM" are examples of file extensions.   They associate an application with a program.


If you are using a default Windows installation without any applications installed, you will have to select the appropriate editor by yourself.  One of the most common issues is adding the ability to edit .html files without having some sort of HTML editor installed.  Trying to edit a .HTM or .HTML file without an editor selected will bring up Internet Explorer by default.  To get around this issue, enter the following information.


Go to the "File Associations" option in options - extensions or via the menu options.   You should see the following screen.





In this setup, you can see that .html and .xml files have been associated with notepad.exe.   


To add other applications, add the extension in the "extension" box (IE:  .HTM), then enter the executable (IE: notepad.exe), and click on the "ADD" button.   Once you have entered this information, you should see the new association listed.


When selecting an application, you can select an executable by typing it in, or selecting the "..." button and searching for it manually.


Now, hit OK, and return to the remote file listing.  When selecting "EDIT" with a newly associated file, the application you added should start in a new window, along with the file you selected.


Currently most applications should work without problems. It is not recommended you use Write or WordPad (write.exe).