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FTP Clients

To access Cloud Storage with an FTP client, the following settings must be present:

  • mode — passive
  • data transfer mode — binary
  • encoding — UTF-8 (for non-Latin letters)

FileZille Settings

To create a new connection:

  1. In the menu, select File → Site Manager.
  2. Click New Site.
  3. Fill in the following fields under the General tab:
    1. Host -
    2. Logon Type - Normal
    3. User - enter your user name
    4. Password - enter your password
  4. Under Transfer Settings, set Transfer mode Passive.
  5. Under Charset, select Force UTF-8.
  6. Click OK to save these settings.
  7. In the menu, select Transfer.
  8. Choose Transfer type → Binary.
  9. Again, open File → Site Manager.
  10. Select your site, and click Connect.

After connecting, you will be able to manage your files in the cloud.

WinSCP Settings

To create a connection to Cloud Storage:

  1. In the File protocol drop down menu, select FTP.
  2. Fill in the following fields:
    1. Host name -
    2. User name - enter your user name
    3. Password - enter your password
  3. Click Advanced.
  4. In the new window, open Environment.
  5. From the UTF-8 encoding for filenames drop down menu, select On.
  6. Click OK to save these settings.
  7. To save your connection:
    1. Click Save.
    2. Enter a name for the connection - Selectel.
    3. To avoid entering your password each time, check Save password.
    4. To quickly access your server from the desktop, check Create desktop shortcut.
    5. To apply these changes, click OK.
  8. Click Login to connect to the cloud.

After connecting, you will be able to manage files and directories in Cloud Storage using WinSCP functions.

Please note that you do not need to modify any extra settings as the tool uses binary and passive transfers by default.

FAR Manager Settings

Cloud Storage can be accessed over FTP by first creating a connection with the NetBox plugin:

  1. Pull up the Change drive menu by pressing Alt + F1 (for the left panel) or Alt + F2 (for the right panel).
  2. Select NetBox and confirm your choice by pressing Enter.
  3. Pull up the Edit session window by pressing Shift + F4.
  4. From the File Protocol list, select FTP.
  5. Fill in the following fields:
    1. Host name -
    2. User name - enter your user name
    3. Password - enter your password
  6. Save your connection profile by clicking Ok.
  7. Connect by selecting the new profile and pressing Enter.

No other modifications have to be made. All other parameters match our requirements by default, like in WinSCP.

Total Commander Settings

Total Commander file manager can interact with Cloud Storage using the built-in FTP connect function.

  1. In the main menu, select Net → FTP Connect.
  2. Click New connection.
  3. Under General, fill in the following fields:
    1. Session - any session name, such as Selectel
    2. Host name -
    3. User name - enter your user name
    4. Password - enter your password
    5. Check the point Use passive mode for transfers (like a WWW browser)
  4. Open the Advanced tab.
  5. In the Encoding of file names drop down menu, select UTF-8.
  6. Click OK to save your profile.
  7. Open the connection by clicking Connect.

All other settings match our Cloud Storage requirements by default.

Midnight Commander Settings

This console file manager has an integrated FTP client. The connection mechanism is very simple:

  1. Pull up the main menu by pressing F9.
  2. In the menu, select Left (for the left panel) or Right (for the right panel).
  3. Select FTP Link.
  4. Enter a string in the format [user name]
  5. Confirm by pressing Enter.
  6. In the next dialog box, enter your password.

If the information entered was correct, the selected panel will display your Cloud Storage contents.

Connecting Network Disks in Windows

The integrated FTP client in Windows lets you connect to Cloud Storage as a network disk:

  1. Open any folder in Windows (or pull up the file manager by pressing the windows button + E).
  2. Right-click This PC.
  3. In the context menu, click Map network drive.
  4. Click Connect to a Web site that you can use to store your documents and pictures.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Click Choose a custom network location.
  7. Click Next.
  8. In the Internet or network address field, enter the Cloud Storage address -
  9. Click Next.
  10. Uncheck Log on anonymously and enter your user name in the User name field.
  11. Click Next.
  12. You can change the name of the connection or simply click Next.
  13. Click Finish to close the wizard.
  14. In the new window, enter your password. You can save your password by checking the Save password box.
  15. Click Log On.

This connection will appear in the list of local and network drives.

Mounting Drives in Nautilus

The GNOME graphical desktop environment comes with Nautilus file manager, which lets you access Cloud Storage over FTP:

  1. Open any directory using Nautilus.
  2. In the menu, click File and select Connect to Server.
  3. In the open window, fill in the Server Address field with
  4. Click Connect.
  5. A window will open asking for login information. Check Registered user.
  6. Enter your user name and password.
  7. If necessary, check Remember forever.
  8. Click Connect.

Nautilus will display a list of containers and folders, which you can manage like local files.