Press the Transfer icon on the Home ribbon to display the Transfer dialog, which is used for performing upload and download operations between the host and the local PC. For information on configuring file transfer options, refer to the Configuration>File Transfer topic.

Below are the components of the Transfer dialog:


Displays the name of the current FlexTerm session, followed by the file transfer host type that is configured for the session.

Text Extensions

Maintains a list of file extensions for text files. When a file is added to the transfer list with any of the listed extensions, the Type will automatically be set to Text, otherwise it is set to Binary. The default Text Extensions are txt, ini, bat, htm, html and xml. Add additional extensions by entering a semi-colon followed by the extension (without a period).

Transfer List

Choose Session to use the transfer list that is currently saved to the session, or select a custom saved transfer list (.atl). When Transfer List is left blank or Session is selected, all file transfers are automatically saved to the session for quick access to frequently used file transfers. Changes to custom transfer lists should be saved before clicking the Transfer button, otherwise a message will display asking "Are you sure you want to cancel without saving your changes?" Click No to return to the File Transfer dialog so changes can be saved, or click Yes to discard all changes.


Press the Save icon to save the current transfer list, or press the arrow to the right of the icon for Save As and Delete options. Save As prompts for the name of a new custom transfer list and copies the current transfer list to it. Delete prompts the user with a confirmation dialog and pressing Yes will permanently remove the transfer list.

File List

Displays a list of the files for the current transfer list with the following components:

  • Enable Checkbox
    When checked, attempts the configured file transfer operation. Otherwise, uncheck to skip the transfer operation for the file, without removing from the list.

  • Local File Name
    Displays the path and name of the file on the local computer. When downloading from the host this file will either be created, or overwritten if already exists at the specified location.

  • Dir
    Direction of the file transfer operation, where an arrow pointing to the right will upload the specified file to the host and an arrow pointing to the left will download from the host. Toggle the direction by clicking on the arrow.

  • Host File Name
    Name of the file on the host to create when uploading, or name of existing host file when downloading.

  • Type
    As files are added to the transfer list, the Type is automatically selected based on the file extension. Override the automatic setting by clicking on the Type button.

  • Clear Row
    Press the minus sign in the last column to remove a file from the list and replace with a "clean" row. Press a second time to completely remove the row.

  • Add Row Below
    Press the plus sign in the last column to insert a new row.

  • Drag row(s) to reorder
    Select one or more rows then click and drag from the far right side of any selected row to drop in a new location in the list.

File Explorer
Use the File Explorer pane at the bottom of the Transfer dialog to locate local and network files and add to the transfer list. The following components make up the File Explorer pane:

  • Current Directory
    The top of the File Explorer pane displays the currently selected directory, which by default is the user's Desktop. Clicking in the directory field will highlight and display the full path. Use the arrows to further navigate the directory structure.

  • Filter
    Use the Filter input field located at the top right of the File Explorer pane to narrow the displayed results. For example, type .txt to display only files with this extension.

  • Left Pane
    Displays the available directories. Select a directory to display the contents in the right pane.

  • Right Pane
    Displays files and directories based on what is selected in the left pane. Double click individual files to automatically add to the current Transfer List, or use standard Windows functions to highlight multiple files, then drag and drop to the file list in the top pane.

    Note: files may also be dragged and dropped directly into the transfer list from Windows Explorer.

  • Show/Hide File Explorer
    Click this button located in the lower left corner to toggle the File Explorer on/off.

  • Transfer
    Click the Transfer button to start transferring the files in the current Transfer List. If the Transfer List has not been saved, a prompt will display to indicate this, providing an opportunity to click No and save any changes. Otherwise, click Yes to ignore changes and initiate the transfer(s).

  • Cancel
    Click Cancel to abort the transfer(s). If the Transfer List has not been saved, a prompt will display to indicate this, providing an opportunity to click No and save any changes. Otherwise, click Yes to ignore changes and cancel the transfer(s).