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FTP Using Fetch 5.3

Fetch 5.3 is an FTP client for the Apple Macintosh. Use Fetch to transfer files between a Macintosh computer and your UNIX account.

Note: Fetch 5.3 does not support versions of Mac OS X prior to 10.2.4. If you are running an older version of Mac OS X, you must first upgrade your operating system to use Fetch 5.3.

Connecting to a Remote Host

1. Start the Fetch 5.3 client. From your Applications directory, double-click the Fetch application icon. fetchicon.jpg

The New Connection dialog box displays (see figure 1).

Figure 1: The New Connection Dialog Box

2. In the Hostname field, type the name “”.

3. In the Username field, type your Brockport NetID.

4. From the Connect using dropdown menu, select SFTP.

5. In the Password field, type the password for your Brockport email user account.

  • Note: Do not click Add to keychain, as this can allow anyone using your computer to access your account.

6. Click Connect to initiate the connection. The Fetch Connection window displays (see figure 2).

Figure 2: The Fetch Connection

Transferring Files

To download files from the remote host to the local host (your computer):

  1. From the Fetch Connection window, click the file or folder you wish to download so that it is highlighted.
  2. Click the Get toolbar button in the Fetch Connection window. Your file or files will copy to the default download directory specified in the Fetch preferences.

To upload files from the local host (your computer) to the remote host:

  1. From the Fetch Connection window, navigate to the directory on the remote host that you want to upload your file to.
  2. Click the Put button in the Fetch toolbar. The Put file dialog box will display (see figure 3).
    Figure 3: The Put File Dialog Box
  3. Locate the file that you want to upload to the remote host and click the Put button. The file transfers to the remote host.

Tips: * Select multiple files or folders by holding down the command key (Apple key) while clicking. * You can drag and drop files directly in the Fetch user interface to initiate a file transfer.

Closing FTP Connections

To close FTP connections, from the File menu, select Close. You can also click the red Close button in the top left-hand corner of the Fetch Connection window to close the connection.

* Note: Remember to close Fetch connections when using Fetch from a public computer, such as those found in ITS computing centers, to prevent others from accessing your account.

Getting Help

For Fetch 5.3-related questions, visit the Fetch Vendor Site, or call the Help Desk at 395-5151 option 1

web/fetch.txt · Last modified: 2015/08/26 12:52 by tconner