Documentation forServ-U File Server

Browser Tab Overview

The Browser tab contains commands used to create and manage site profiles, connect to sites via Quick Connect, and create new local browsers for local file access. In most cases, all of your work in FTP Voyager will start from the Browser tab.

The Browser tab consists of 3 groups:


New Local Browser

Use this option to create a local browser which can be used to navigate the local file system.


Instructs the active remote browser to disconnect from its server.


Instructs the active remote browser to reconnect to its server, using the settings that were in place when it was opened. If the browser is currently connected, the Reconnect button first disconnects the session to the server and then reconnects.

Site Profile

Site Profiles Launches the Site Profile Manager which is used for creating/managing site profiles as well as making connections to servers.
New Site Wizard

Launches the New Site Wizard which provides a step-by-step guide in creating new site profiles.

Quick Connect

Hostname or URL

This field contains the domain name or IP address used to connect to the remote server.

IPv4 addresses may be entered in the "111.222.333.444" format, and IPv6 addresses may be notated using the [fe80::2946:568a:504a:8202] format. For domain names, FTP Voyager supports both ASCII and Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs). You may also supply this field with an FTP URL which parses it into the corresponding fields (e.g., "ftp://[user]:[password]@[hostname or IP]").

Login ID

This field contains the login ID used to access the remote file server.


This field contains the password that corresponds to the login ID.

The password is also provided by the server administrator.


This field contains the port used to connect to the remote file server.

The port number can be changed as needed, although FTP Voyager selects the correct common port number by default. Use the default, unless informed otherwise by your server administrator.


This is a switch that automatically provides "anonymous" login credentials to a remote file server that supports "anonymous" users.

This is uncommon, as typically you will be utilizing files that are not public.


This field contains the protocol used to connect to the remote file server. FTP Voyager supports these protocols:


Use this option to launch the Site Profile Advanced Options dialog. This dialog allows you to configure further options, such as retry behavior, default folders, and ASCII extensions, and more.


Saves the current Quick Connect settings to a new site profile.

If the Quick Connect has been customized for a specific site that will be used regularly in the future, the Save button can be used to easily save the settings to the Site Profile Manager for permanent use. Please see the Save Quick Connect dialog for more details.


Creates a remote browser that attempts to connect to the remote file server.