How to use CyberDuck to FTP files in OS X

by Ross McKillop on November 5, 2007

Mac

This overview will explain how to use CyberDuck – a free FTP client for OS X.

  1. Start by downloading CyberDuck. Open the .dmg file once the download has completed, and drag CyberDuck to your Applications folder to install it. Once it’s installed, launch it from your Applications.
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  3. Click the Open Connection button.
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  5. Enter the Server name in the space provided. The server name is usually provided to you by whomever created your FTP account. The default Port for FTP is 21, so leave that setting unless you’re sure your account is on a different port. Now enter your Username and Password in the spaces provided. Again, these are usually provided to you by whomever created the account for you. When all of that information is in place, click the Connect button.
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  7. And now you’ll connect to your FTP server. The window may be blank or empty if you’ve never uploaded any files or folders.
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  9. To create a new folder, right-click (ctrl-click for single-button mouse folks) in the main CyberDuck window and select New Folder…
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  11. Enter a name for the folder, and click Create.
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  13. CyberDuck will now create the folder. Double-click the folder name to ‘enter’ that folder.
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  15. To upload files, locate them in your Finder, select the ones you want to upload, and then drag them to the main CyberDuck window.
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  17. Once the upload has completed, the window will refresh and your files will be listed.
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  19. To delete a file or folder, right-click it and select Delete from the pop-up menu. You can also rename files this way (select Rename…) etc.
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  21. If you want to save the FTP server information (so you don’t have to enter it every time you want to connect to it) – click the Bookmarks button.
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  23. From the Bookmarks pane, click the small + (plus sign) at the bottom.
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  25. And the FTP site will be saved to your CyberDuck bookmarks.
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  27. If you have any other questions regarding the use of CyberDuck, please feel free to leave a comment below.
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  • http://www.thecentre.com Maile

    Does cyberduck only upload the new or changed pages like the w2w system you mention in your other article?

  • becky

    Hi,

    i’ve made a website in iweb, then uploaded it to cyberduck – then im trying to delete the public_html file coz i want to replace it with a new iweb site i’ve made (just some tweeks) but it wont let me delete the contents of public_html when I try. any ideas?!

    Thanks!
    B

  • http://N/A Neil Forrest

    Re: instructions, it says here “Enter the Server name in the space provided. The server name is usually provided to you by whomever created your FTP account.” If a third party has not created an FTP account as suggested, how does one get a server name?
    Thanks, NF

  • http://www.belindamoore.co.uk belinda

    please help.
    I’m using cyberduck, have my files in the window, connection to the ftp server alive and kicking
    I can’t get the darn thing to publish to my website, however
    and am tearing my hair out.
    thanks in anticipation

  • http://infullswingjazz.com Tom

    The directions are too advanced, assuming prior knowledge

    I have been trying to upload a page I made in iWeb. It doesn’t work. The page is saved as a folder. That wouldn’t upload. I selected all the file contents. That wouldn’t upload.

    I like the idea of Open Source. It’s very nice. But for us novices, maybe a bought application would be better. Open isn’t very open if one can’t get in.

    I will donate as soon as it works.

  • Olga

    Hola,
    Encontré este tuto de Cyberduck y aquí va mi duda:
    ¿Cómo puedo exportar mis favoritos de Cyberduck a otro equipo?
    Ya que tengo tantas conexiones que no me imagino rellenandolas otra vez a mano.

    Gracias.

  • http://www.lukedingman.com Nancy Dingman

    When I change a page/text on our website via Taco HTML Edit it shows the text I changed accurately in the “Preview Code in Browser” window, but when I actually upload the file via CyberDuck it tells me that “Download Complete,” but the changes aren’t there – the text remains the same. What is the problem?

  • http://bon12@ureach.com bill o’neil

    I have the same question as Neil Forrest…
    Re: instructions, it says here “Enter the Server name in the space provided. The server name is usually provided to you by whomever created your FTP account.” If a third party has not created an FTP account as suggested, how does one get a server name?
    Thanks, NF…
    Can you help me?
    Thanks.
    Bill

  • http://Idonotknow Raul

    En Cyberduck, Introducir el nombre del servidor en el espacio proporcionado. El nombre del servidor es generalmente proporcionado a usted por quien creó su cuenta de FTP. “Si una tercera parte no ha creado una cuenta de FTP como se sugiere, ¿cómo obtener un nombre de un servidor?

  • http://- isaac reeder

    i have cyberduck on my mac and made the folder files, what stuff do i put in there and also, using cyberduck can i delete downloaded stuff from winterboard that i dont want? thanks

  • http://www.brucemckaig.com bruce

    I would like to use Cyberduck to upload a new version of my website made in iWeb. Do I have to delete the old files first? Can I have several versions of my site and, using Cyberduck, “toggle” between those versions?

    Thank you for any help you can be,
    Bruce

  • Charlie

    HI,
    Have decided not to use cyberduck. Have not put any files into cyberduck.
    Can I use my new ftp server or do I have to delete cyberduck?
    Thanks.

  • manuel

    Hey plis, I need help inmediatly!!! I am new on this cyberduck thing and have a question… I did a new web site to replace an old one… How can i do to replace the old one for the new one???
    Sorry if is a stupid question, but I normally do that with dreamweaver, but at work i dont have it.

  • Heidi

    I have the same problem as Belinda
    “belinda says
    please help.
    I’m using cyberduck, have my files in the window, connection to the ftp server alive and kicking
    I can’t get the darn thing to publish to my website, however
    and am tearing my hair out.
    thanks in anticipation”
    It seems to have uploaded my plugin, but it is nowhere to be found on my dashboard plugin site. Help please- Heidi

  • Luan Baptista

    Olá, eu nao sei usar o FTP,
    pra falar a verdade eu nem tenho, mas e gostaria de criar um, e possivel eu criar um?
    Voce pode me ajudar?

    Obrigado.

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  • Emma Napier

    this might be an ‘out’ there addition but i really am new to this. My problem is that i am just finishing college and last few weeks i have put pages of my site together in dreamweaver (html files). I purchased a package (mr site if your interested) but realised i dont need their software, i only need their hosting.. now i just have no idea how to put it all together.. im very lost so if u could give me a hand, it wud be much appreciated. Emma

  • Juan-Luis

    Hola, siguiendo sus indicaciones, me baje Cyberduck, lo instale y he introducido todos los datos necesarios… Funciona sin problema. Ahora, me gusteria crear una carpeta para un cliente, donde él me pueda dejar ficheros para mi, y donde yo puedo dejar otros ficheros para que él se los pueda bajar; y claro me gusteria que mi cliente tenga solo acceso a esta carpeta y no a todos los documentos que tengo almacenados en Cyberduck… Como creo un acceso limitado para este cliente???

    Gracias de antemano por su ayuda.

  • http://www.herr-k.de kurth

    Hallo,

    Ich suche nach einer Möglichkeit Dateien automatisch per FTP auf meinem Webspace zu schicken. Wenn die Dateien auf meiner Festplatte geändert werden, sollten siese automatisch auf den Server geschrieben werden. Kann Cyberduck so eingestellt werden, das dies so funktioniert?

    herzliche Grüße
    Kurth

  • julian

    hice una pagina en Iweb, y necesito aprender a usar paso por paso como subir mi pagina web, ya tengo el hospedaje, pero no se utilizar CYBERDUCK, el servidor cual es? que debo ingresar en cada una de las casillas?…algún buen samaritano con paciencia? se lo agradecería de por vida!!!:)

  • http://www.miaward.com Mia

    I’m having difficulties getting my homepage to load. The rest of my site is up, and I’m using DW to create my homepage, but how does the sequencing affect my files?

  • http://www.werkplaats.biz marion

    I ‘bookmarked’ my site, but now I want to publish it….
    and I dont’ know how to do that, I cant’ find ‘publish?

  • http://google.com arnold gonzalez

    what is the password for cyberduck

  • BeAstHacKer

    every time i try to do the ssh connect it says no connection… my internet works need help fast plz reply fast

  • Krissy

    That was great! Thank you so much for this… I was getting nothing but tech jargon until I found you! <3

  • Pablo

    Hello guys. I have a problem because when I upload a website through cyberduck I can see it, but when I want to see the site at other computer I can´t open it. If someone could help me I would be absolutely greatful. Thank you very much.

  • B Dolan

    Thank you so much for this wonderfully clear and precise tutorial!

  • Frank

    Hi,
    I’m not sure I understand the general concept of Cyberduck. It’s all set up, but I need to know if it’s capable doing something I’m looking for. Can I upload for ex. a photo or sound file to an Iphone and be able to use it as if it was done using Itunes? I tried that once and I couldn’t find neither anywhere on my Iphone. Perhaps I need to learn the proper steps? If you could send me a link or something I would appreciate it. Thanks in advance.

  • http://mail.montclair.edu/~kowalski/life/intro.html Ludwik Kowalski

    I also found this introductory tutorial very useful. Fortunately, I am switching from Fugu and this makes me knowledgeable enough to follow explanations. I even figured out the the INFO command (above the RENAME command) is for setting permissions for files and folders. My priorities are 744 for files and 755 for folders.

    Thank you.

    Ludwik

  • http://mail.montclair.edu/~kowalski/life/intro.html Ludwik Kowalski

    P.S. OOPs sorry for writing “priorities” instead of “permissions” in the last sentence.

    Ludwik

  • Alisa

    Hi,
    I am using Cyber Duck and trying to create a download page. I’ve added a ‘files’ folder and put my pdf’s in there. I then click on the file and ‘copy html’. I past this html link into the link creator in wordpress.
    However when I click the link on my page, it goes to a ‘page not found’.
    Can you help?
    Thanks

  • Anna

    I can not work this out. I have uploaded all the info that the person I need to share files with sent me. This is all set up as a bookmark. Everytime I try to connect to the server i just get a ‘failed connection:connect’ message and can get no further.

    Anyone got any ideas

  • Dennis Sardella

    I have been using an older version of Cyberduck to upload files to a photography website for several years (I am a Mac user) without problems. My version recently became corrupted so I downloaded version 4.2.1. However, when I tried to upload the new version of my website, many of the photos didn’t show up, even though it looks fine on my computer (and a couple of others) before uploading. Has anyone had this problem before, and how can I fix it?

  • daniak

    Gracias por el tutorial, estaba buscando desesperadamente una ayuda y usted me la ha proporcionado, gracias también al traductor de google! salud2

  • Guest

    Ive just downloaded cyberduck and followed all the steps above. Ive typed in the server, username and password. and I get a 530 Login authentication failed error. What could be the problem?

  • Wiz Harley

    Hello guys. i just Finish creating my website by using html,css and javascript.Can someone help me with how to use cyberduck to get my Domain.Or any method…

  • RiddleTea

    Can you please a tutorial on using CyberDuck for Windows?

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