Transferring files with Transmit

Uploading items

To upload the currently selected files or folders to the server you’re connected to, choose Transfer > Upload Selection

An overview of the progress of the transfer will be shown at the bottom of the active tab.

Alternatively, files or folders can be dragged from any local file browser to any remote file browser to start an upload.

You may also drag an item into Transmit from the Finder to upload it.

If you drop items over a sub-folder, they will be uploaded into that sub-folder.

Downloading items

To download the currently selected files or folders from the server you’re connected to, choose Transfer > Download Selection

An overview of the progress of the transfer will be shown at the bottom of the active tab.

Alternatively, files or folders can be dragged from any remote file browser to any local file browser to start a download.

You may also drag an item from Transmit to the Finder to download it.

If you drop items over a sub-folder, they will be downloaded into that sub-folder.

If Transmit’s window is only using a single remote file browser, files will be saved to your user’s Downloads folder.

Canceling a transfer in progress

To cancel the current transfer queue, select Transfer > Cancel

Alternatively, click the cancel button to the right of the top item in the activity view:

Canceling from the activity queue.

Individual files can also be canceled by clicking the progress circle to the right of their name.

Pausing and resuming pending transfers

To pause pending transfers in the queue, choose Transfer > Pause Transfers

To resume the transfer queue again, choose Transfer > Resume Transfers

Please note: This setting only prevents new transfers from being started. Transfers that are already in progress will not be affected.


Choosing what to do when a conflict occurs

A conflict occurs if you attempt to transfer a file or folder to a location where an item with the same name already exists.

There are several ways to resolve a conflict. By default, Transmit will ask you to choose what to do when one occurs.

Resolving file conflicts

File conflicts may be resolved by choosing Replace, Resume, Keep Both, Skip, or Cancel.

Replace
The existing file will be deleted, and the pending file written in its place.
Resume
Intended for use after an interrupted connection, Transmit will continue uploading the pending file starting at the end of the existing file. Not all servers support resuming transfers.
Keep Both
The existing file will not be touched and Transmit will append the transferred file name with a number.
Skip
The existing file will not be touched and Transmit will move on to the next item in the transfer queue.
Cancel
The existing file will not be touched and Transmit will cancel the rest of the transfer queue.

Resolving folder conflicts

File conflicts may be resolved by choosing Replace, Merge, Skip, or Cancel.

Replace
The existing folder and all of its contents will be deleted, then the pending folder will be uploaded in its place.
Keep Both
The existing folder will not be touched and Transmit will append the transferred folder name with a number.
Merge
The existing folder will be left in place. New items will be merged in with the existing folder’s contents. File conflict rules will be applied for conflicting files within the folders.
Skip
The existing folder will not be be touched and Transmit will move on to the next item in the transfer queue.
Cancel
The existing folder will not be touched and Transmit will cancel the rest of the transfer queue.

Setting default conflict behaviors

To change the default conflict behaviors:

  1. Choose Transmit > Preferences…
  2. Click Transfers
  3. Use the popup menus to change the default behavior for conflicts.

Default conflict behavior may be set independently for uploads and downloads, as well as for files and folders.


Performing server-to-server transfers

To transfer files or folders from one server to another:

  1. Connect to the originating server.
  2. Choose File > New Window to open a second Transmit window.
  3. Connect to the destination server in the second window.
  4. Drag the files or folders from the originating file browser to the destination file browser.

Please note: Server-to-server connections cannot be established for security reasons. As such your computer will be used as an intermediary for the transfer.

Last updated January 25, 2017