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Transferring files between the TCC and your MacOS system

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As of January 2008, the TCC no longer permits file transfers using ftp (File Transfer Protocol). This protocol is not secure for the transfer of sensitive information. Use the sftp protocol, which is password-protected and encrypted.

Follow this procedure to move files from your system running MacOS to your TCC account using the sftp protocol.

  1. We recommend the open-source fugu application. For installation and instructions, see the Fugu homepage.
  2. If you have a lot of files to transfer, first create an archive file that combines into a single file all the files you want to transfer. See `Making archive files in MacOS'.
  3. Start up fugu. You will see your files displayed on the left-hand side of the panel.
  4. On the right-hand side of the panel, enter the remote host name in the Connect to: field. A good choice is "".
  5. In the Username: field, enter your TCC user name, and click on Connect. You may see a message that says “The authenticity of...can't be established”. If so, click on Continue.
  6. In the Password: field, enter your TCC password.
  7. You will now see your files on the remote system on the right-hand side of the panel. At this point you can:
  8. If you used an archive file, see `Extracting archive files in MacOS'.

Next: File backup: Copying files to removable media in MacOS
See also: File transfer: moving files to or from the TCC
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John Shipman,
Last updated: 2008/01/25 04:53:01 UT
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