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)

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  • Click on “New Connection” on the top right
  • Type in this data:
    Connection type: SFTP (SSH Connection)
    
    Server: ftp.picdrop.de
    
    Port: 22
    
    Username: Your chosen username
    
    Password: Your password
  • Click on “Connect”
  • Your PicDrop-Account can now be found in your Bookmarks and can be opened anytime.

Transmit: (Mac)

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  • Click on “Favorites”
  • Click the + sign on the bottom edge
  • Type in this data:
    Protocol: “SFTP”
    
    Server: ftp.picdrop.de
    
    Username: Your chosen username
    
    Password: Your 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: while renaming and moving files and folders in Transmit there are issues sometimes. This is a Transmit issue, not PicDrops. We are working on a solution.

Forklift: (Mac)

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  • Click on the star in the “Favorites” menu at the top
  • Click the + sign on the bottom edge
  • Type in this data:
    Protocol: “SFTP”
    
    Name: PicDrop
    
    Group: Favorites
    
    Server: ftp.picdrop.de
    
    Username: Your chosen username
    
    Password: Your password (leave “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)

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  • Click on  “File”
  • Click on “Servermanager”
  • Click on “New Server”
  • Type in this data
    Server: ftp.picdrop.de
    
    Port: 22
    
    Server Type: SFTP - SSH File Transfer Protocol
    
    Logon Type: Normal
    
    User: Your chosen username
    
    Password: Your password
  • Click on “Connect”
  • You can now use the new PicDrop-login via the Server Manager

Explorer: (Windows)

  • Enter “ftp.picdrop.com” in the address bar
  • Confirm the input by hitting the enter key
  • Type in this data:
    Username: Your chosen username
    
    Password: Your password
  • Activate “save password”

If these instructions didn’t help you or your FTP client is not covered or not working as you would like it to, write to hello@picdrop.com and we will help you!