Cyberduck for Windows

Downloading Cyberduck

SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol) is used to transfer files from one computer to another over a network using secure encryption. Cyberduck is an SFTP program that is free to download and use. Cyberduck is available for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.

To download Cyberduck, go to the web page at www.cyberduck.ch.  Click the link on the Windows .exe file on the right-hand side of the page to download the latest version of the cyberduck.zip file.

Installing Cyberduck

Once the download is complete, double-click on the .exe file. An Install wizard will lead you through the necessary steps to install the software.


The Cyberduck Interface

Important components of the Cyberduck window are:

Menu bar: File>Open Connection

Icon Bar: Open Connection and Disconnect

Bookmark/Remote Computer Directory pane

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Connecting to NetFiles

To connect to NetFiles, click on Open Connection (or select File>Open Connection).  In the Open Connection window:

In the top box, select SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol)

In the Server box, type: netfiles.willamette.edu.  The application will fill in the URL as you type.

In the Username box, type your Willamette user name (no '@willamette.edu').

In the Password box, you can choose to enter your password or not.  If you do not enter it here, you will be prompted later for your password.

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Viewing Files on NetFiles

Once you have connected to NetFiles, the Cyberduck window will contain a listing of all the files you have stored on the server.  Single-click on a directory name to expand and display its contents in place; double click on a directory to change the view to that directory.  To return to your root (main) folder, click the up arrow or select the folder name from the dropdown box above the file listings.

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Transferring Files

Drag and drop files from the Cyberduck window (your NetFiles files) to the desktop or File Explorer windows on your local computer.


Disconnecting from NetFiles

Click the "Disconnect" arrow at the top right of the Cyberduck window to disconnect from the NetFiles server.

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Need More Help?

You can find answers on the Cyberduck help pages at: http://trac.cyberduck.ch/wiki/help/en or contact the WITS Help Desk at 503-370-6767.