Documentation forServ-U File Server

Lock Folder Navigation

Experienced users frequently "lock folder navigation" and use FTP Voyager's side-by-side view to highlight differences between two folders. This is sometimes called "visual comparison" or "manual synchronization."

There are two different ways to do this in FTP Voyager. Pick one depending on your need.

Just This One Time

  1. Navigate into the top folder that matches on each side (e.g., "d:\colors\blue\" matching "/blue/").
  2. Click the green Lock Folder Navigation button in between the windows. This button should stay on.
  3. Next click the orange "Compare Folders" button in between the windows. This button should also stay on.
  4. As soon as you click "Compare Folders", differences between the folders will be highlighted in three different colors.
  5. Now when you browse into subfolders in one pane, the other pane will automatically browse down too.

    If you browse UP above the folder that you originally matched with the "Lock Folder Navigation" button, you may lose your folder locking! (Browse back down and toggle "Lock Folder Navigation" as necessary to fix.)

Every Time You Use This Site

To save time when connecting to frequently asked sites you can push some folder locking information into your Site Profile.

  1. Open Site Profile Manager and select your site.
  2. Enter the remote path (e.g., "/blue/") you want to start in into the "Default Remote Directory" field.

  3. Click the Advanced Options... button. Navigate to File Handling | File Options.
  4. Enter (or browse to) the local path (e.g., "d:\colors\blue\") you want to start in into the "Folders | Local Folder" field.

  5. Set Folder Locking | Lock Navigation to Lock.
  6. Set Folder Locking | Activate Partner to Yes.
  7. Click the "X" in the corner of the Site Profile Advanced Options dialog.
  8. Click Save from the Site Profile Manager toolbar.
  9. Double-click your site. After a few seconds windows with both your local and remote paths will appear side by side. Notice that the Lock Folder Navigation button is already on.
  10. Click the orange Compare Folders button in between the windows. This button should also stay on.
  11. As soon as you click Compare Folders, differences between the folders will be highlighted in three different colors.

    Now when you browse into subfolders in one pane, the other pane will automatically browse down too.

    If you browse UP above the folders that specified in your Site Profile, you may lose your folder locking! (Browse back down and toggle Lock Folder Navigation as necessary to fix.)