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    Upload Your File Using FTP

    Uou can upload your files to us using FTP. If you're familiar with FTP we just use a standard anonymous FTP. Even if you're not familiar there's an easy way to do it that requires nothing more than a free FTP Client like Filezilla.

    If you already know how to use FTP just do an anonymous connect to:

    ftp.flightsim.com

    Change to the incoming directory and upload your files.

    Please remember to include a description and some screen shots inside your zip file.

    Using FTP With Just Your browser is no longer possible without plugins or extensions

    Recent browser changes make this method no longer possible.

    Using FTP With Just Your File Explorer

    There is an easy way to do an FTP upload without any special FTP software using just Window's "File Explorer". Here's the short version of how to do it:

    1. Open a Windows "File Explorer" window and in the location bar enter "ftp://ftp.flightsim.com/incoming/" and hit enter
    2. Wait for the connection, though it should be almost instant; the location will change to "The Internet > ftp.flightsim.com > incomng"
    3. Open a second File Explorer and navigate to the folder where you've store the files you want to upload
    4. Select the file(s) you want to upload in your local File Explorer window and drag them to the other File Explower window where you did the FTP connection
    5. Watch the progess bar until the transfer is complete
    6. Upload complete! You'll see your files in the window

    Detailed Instructions

    If you need more detailed instructions along with illustrations please continue reading.

    Step 1: Connect To FTP Server

    Open File Explorer. In the location bar it probably says "Quick access"; select that by clicking on it and then type "ftp://ftp.flightsim.com/incoming/" into the window.

    Connect to ftp://ftp.flightsim.com/incoming/

    Step 2: Wait For Connection

    Hit enter and after a brief pause you should be connected and see the location change like this:

    Connect successfully made to ftp server

    Step 3: Open A Second File Explorer

    Now open a second copy of File Explorer. Use it to navigate to whatever folder you've used to store the files you want to upload.

    File Explorer with desired local folder selected

    Step 4: Upload The Files

    Select the file(s) you want to upload. Then click and drag then to the other File Explorer window, the one connected to the FTP server.

    Drag files from local drive to ftp server

    Step 5: Wait While Files Upload

    The upload should now start. You'll see a window showing the upload progress.

    Transfer in progress

    Step 6: Upload Complete

    Once complete you'll see your files in the File Explorer window that is connected to the FTP server. Note that you might see other files there as well, ones that other people have uploaded.

    Transfer complete

    Thank you for uploading your files to FlightSim.Com! I hope you found this process as easy as possible. If you have an questions, please let us know.


    8 Comments
    1. hippicorn's Avatar
      hippicorn -
      "windows explorer" as you call it here is now known as "file explorer"
    1. dlfrenchmd's Avatar
      dlfrenchmd -
      Unable to upload a file by FTP. Unable to get any email links (webmaster, etc) open. My firewall and antivirus off.
      Description. When opening the link to FTP server (ftp://ftp.flightsim.com/incoming/) I get the window open with
      Internet/.../incoming but with warning window that says "unable to establish link". I go ahead and trnsfer file, it says checking time to upload, then quits. I know Microsoft quit Explorer recently. The FTP site says "Trying to open explorer". I say OK. No other options. Never encountered this before. What am I doing wrong? My upload file is 160 MB. Thanks. Dan French
      Dan French
    1. djmaq2000's Avatar
      djmaq2000 -
      Unable to upload file thru FTP. It says " A connection with the server could not be established". I never encountered this error before. I tried with other computer but still has the same issue. Please advise how to proceed. Thank you.

      Zoom
    1. gaputz's Avatar
      gaputz -
      I get the same result. "A connection to the server could not be established."
    1. Joe's Avatar
      Joe -
      Most newer browser no longer support FTP connections without a plugin.. We still offer FTP uploads if your using a client like Filezilla.
      Hope this helps.
    1. dlfrenchmd's Avatar
      dlfrenchmd -
      Sorry, but I need a little more help. I cannot upload a file larger than the limit stated, and the FTP upload doesn't work for me (The results of actions with FTP are in my last post 7/12/22). After trying several times, I gave up and just uploaded to "the other site", and not FlightSim. They seem to not have the file size restriction as tight. Twice, I opted to split the file into smaller files for FlightSim.com, but this is very cumbersome and doesn't lend itself to easy simmer downloads and installations. Can you give me a way to upload a large file that works well, or must I just not upload to FlightSim.com if my sceneries are "too big"?
      Dan
    1. Joe's Avatar
      Joe -
      Sure thing,. lets connect via email,. and I will help you connect or work out what is going on for you. I did make server changes today they may help you? Let me know. Otherwise we can PM
    1. Joe's Avatar
      Joe -
      Quote Originally Posted by dlfrenchmd View Post
      Sorry, but I need a little more help. I cannot upload a file larger than the limit stated, and the FTP upload doesn't work for me (The results of actions with FTP are in my last post 7/12/22). After trying several times, I gave up and just uploaded to "the other site", and not FlightSim. They seem to not have the file size restriction as tight. Twice, I opted to split the file into smaller files for FlightSim.com, but this is very cumbersome and doesn't lend itself to easy simmer downloads and installations. Can you give me a way to upload a large file that works well, or must I just not upload to FlightSim.com if my sceneries are "too big"?
      Dan
      We have tested, this should work just fine for you now..

      Kind regards,
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