Documentation forServ-U File Server

File Options

The File Options direct FTP Voyager in name conversion, storage of local files, default directories used both locally and remotely, and how to handle temporary files. Options pertaining to this page are described below:

Name Conversation

Upload Filenames Allows filenames to be converted automatically during upload for servers that require filenames to be in certain formats. This can be used to set uploaded to be any of the following formats: all lower case, all upper case, converting upper character case to lower case, and setting only the first character in a filename to uppercase. For example, a mainframe may expect all file names to be in upper case, requiring file names to be converted to uppercase.


Local Folder Sets a Local folder to be automatically launched when the Site Profile is opened. For example, if a Site Profile is defined for a web site whose files are stored in D:\Sites\MyWebSite, specifying that path in Local Folder will open that folder for use alongside the remote server. In addition, both the local and remote browsers are created using the same tab color.
Open Local Browser When the site profile has a local folder associated with it, this option determines how FTP Voyager opens that path in a local browser. Select Always Open New to ensure a new local browser is always opened to the provided path. If Open in Existing is selected, FTP Voyager searches existing local browsers for one that is already opened to the path. If one is found, that browser is activated in its tab grouping. Otherwise, the currently active local browser is re-used and its location is changed to the given path.
Temporary Folder When downloading data, FTP Voyager stores it to a temporary directory on the computer before saving the file completely. By default, FTP Voyager uses the Windows temporary directory. However, it can use any directory specified here.
Temporary Files After a file download is complete, FTP Voyager deletes the temporary data from the computer to save space. If necessary, this data can be kept on the computer using the Keep option.

Folder Locking

Lock Navigation FTP Voyager supports an advanced feature called Folder Locking that synchronizes the directory navigation of the Local and Remote Browsers in order to make managing similar data sets easier. When Folder Locking is enabled, navigating in the Remote Browser performs the same directory navigation in the Local Browser, and vice versa.
Activate Partner Select Yes to activate the partner frame when one of the locked frames is activated.

Defaults Button
Press this button to reset all settings, on this page, back to their original settings.