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If you have never used FTP (File Transfer Protocol) to transfer files before here is just a quick overview on how to do it here using Internet Explorer.

Start by clicking on the hostname link to the FTP server. When you are prompted with a login dialoge box, use the username rfv and the password upload. Once you are logged in you will see a window very similar to Windows Explorer. The window not only looks like Windows Explorer, it acts very much like it too. You can simply just select the file on your computer that you want to upload to the FTP server, then click and drag it into the FTP server window, and finally release the mouse button in the FTP server window. When you do this you will start the process of uploading your file to the FTP server. After a minute or so a dialoge box should appear showing you the approximate time left that it will take to upload the current file. Depending on the size of the file and your internet connection speed, it could take anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours.

When uploading files anywhere on the internet, it is always best if they are compressed with software such as WinZIP or WinRAR. By compressing the files it not only saves you time uploading by reducing the size of the file, it also puts the file in a better "web safe" format for traveling across the internet.

If you have any questions about the FTP server process, feel free to contact me here.

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