How do I setup my FTP client?

Your FTP login data can be found in your account settings.

Setting up your FTP accounts isn’t rocket science and in most cases the same procedure. There are differences in the applications though. We compiled a list of the most common FTP clients and provide you with a step by step guide on how to set them up.

One more thing before you start: if your FTP program has problems uploading using Windows, please disable the option to run uploads in .filepart format. (Applies mainly to WinSCP/Putty)

Cyberduck (Mac)

Click on “New Connection” on the top right

Enter the following details:

  • Connection type: SFTP (SSH Connection)

  • Server: ftp.picdrop.de

  • Port: 22

  • Username: your PicDrop username

  • Password: your PicDrop password

Click on “Connect”

Your PicDrop-Account can now be found in your Bookmarks and can be opened anytime.

Transmit (Mac)

Click on “Favorites”

Click the + sign on the bottom edge

Enter the following details:

  • Protocol: SFTP

  • Server: ftp.picdrop.de

  • Username: your PicDrop username

  • Password: your PicDrop password

Click on “Save”

Double click the just created item to connect to PicDrop

Your PicDrop-Account can now be found in your Bookmarks and can be opened anytime


Attention: When renaming and moving files and folders in Transmit there might be some issues. This is a Transmit issue, we can not solve on our end at the moment. We are working to find a solution.

Forklift (Mac)

Click on the star in the “Favorites” menu at the top

Click the + sign on the bottom edge

Enter the following details:

  • Protocol: SFTP

  • Name: PicDrop

  • Group: Favorites

  • Server: ftp.picdrop.de

  • Username: your PicDrop username

  • Password: your PicDrop password (please leave the field “Ask” blank)

Click on “Save”

Double click the just created item to connect to PicDrop

Your PicDrop-account can now be opened anytime via the “Favorites” in Forklift.

Filezilla (Windows)

Click on  “File”

Click on “Servermanager”

Click on “New Server”

Enter the following details:

  • Server: ftp.picdrop.de

  • Port: 22

  • Server Type: SFTP - SSH File Transfer Protocol

  • Logon Type: Normal

  • User: your PicDrop username

  • Password: your PicDrop password

Click on “Connect”

You can now use the new PicDrop-login via the Server Manager.