General Options

The General tab of the Options dialog contains the following options:

Show Welcome Message

When selected, TurboFTP will show the welcome message sent by the FTP server after a connection is established.

Resolve Links

Links on Unix operating system can point to files or folders. This option tells TurboFTP how to handle the links on Unix FTP servers.

When unselected (default): if a link is identified, it is tested as to whether or not its name contains an extension. If it does not have an extension, it is assumed to be a folder. If it does have an extension, it is considered a file.

When selected: if a link is identified, TurboFTP attempts to change directory (pwd) to that link. If successful, it's considered a folder. If not successful, it's considered a file.

Initial Local Folder

You can specify which initial local folder to be displayed at the Local Browser Pane when TurboFTP is started. This will be applied to all sites in the FTP Site Address Book if not otherwise specified.

Text File Viewer

Here you can specify application to open text files. If left empty, the associated application of your windows system will be launched. The default will be notepad.exe.

HTML Editor

Here you can specify application to open HTML files. The default will be notepad.exe.

Anonymous Password

You can specify whatever email address you would like to use for an anonymous login.

Start With

You can choose one of three types of action at the program's startup:

TURBOFTP00090000.gif Do nothing

TURBOFTP00090000.gif Launch Quick Connect dialog

TURBOFTP00090000.gif Connection Wizard

TURBOFTP00090000.gif Launch FTP Site Address Book

Log file name

Here you can specify the file path of the log file. All messages in the Log Window will be logged in this file with a time stamped added at the beginning of each message. Check the [Log to file] check box below to enable this feature. Enable [Max Log File Size] and provide a maximum size in MBytes to have TurboFTP back up the old log file when its size exceeds [Max Log File Size] and start the logging with a new file (file name unchanged).

Since TurboFTP will write on the disk file whenever taking an FTP action and thus will slow down the speed, it is recommended to have this feature enabled only when necessary.

You can click on the View button on the right side to open the current log file with your preferred [Text File Viewer].


You can clear Local Bookmarks, Quick Connect History, and Recently Visited List by clicking on the corresponding button.