The Sessions dialog box allows you to create and manage sessions. By default the dialog box opens automatically when Xftp starts. You can also open it by clicking Open on the File menu.

A session holds information that Xftp uses when connecting to a remote host. By creating sessions, you can save your efforts to enter the remote hostname and other required information if you are connecting to a specific computer frequently.

The toolbar contains a number of buttons to manage sessions.

Button Name Description
New Opens the New Session dialog box.
Save As Saves the selected session as another name.
Cut Cuts the selected sessions and saves to the clipboard.
Copy Copies to the clipboard.
Paste Saves the sessions in the clipboard to the current folder.
Delete Deletes the selected session.
Properties Opens the Properties dialog box of the selected session.
Open Session Folder Opens the current folder in Window Explorer
Create a Shortcut Creates a shortcut icon of the selected session.
Views Shows sessions as large icons, small icons, list, or list with additional columns.

Shows this dialog box at startup

If this box is checked, Xftp opens the Sessions dialog box automatically when it starts. You can clear the check box not to use this feature.


Connects to a remote computer using a selected session and closes the dialog box.


Closes the dialog box.

Note: Xftp also supports a Default Session that can be used when you connect to a remote computer without opening a saved session. You cannot open and edit the default session in this dialog box. To change the default session, click Properties on the File menu when Xftp is not connected to any remote computer.