Sunday, June 30, 2013

What is and How to Install a File Archiver?

A file archiver is a computer program that can compress a number of files or folders together into one archive file with a file extension such .zip, etc... And can then extract this archive file into one folder. Most software packages in big sizes are compressed to make the downloading of those packages quick. Archive files are basically needed to decompress before you can fully use the files therein, because they're compressed and not in their physical sizes.

These are the straight steps to install a file archiver on your computer. The specific operating system of my computer that I'm using where I will install a file archiver is Microsoft Windows. But even your computer has a different operating system, these steps can still give you some guides to install a file archiver. My recommended file archiver is no other than an open source, 7-Zip and that is the program that I will document how to install:
  1. Go to the Download page of 7-Zip. And make sure you have an Internet connection.
  2. In that page, download the file appropriate for your platform. And after this, Your download will start shortly...

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Learn How to Update FileZilla (FTP) Client

Here we will going to update FileZilla Client an FTP client. For more information about FTP client, please read The Best Way to Upload Files from Your Computer to a Web Server. The specific version of FileZilla client that we'll going to update as the example of the set of steps below is version "":
  1. First, open your FileZilla client to run it.
  2. The guides where to find the nested “Check for updates...” button are listed bellow:
    • Click "Help" on the top of the FileZilla interface layout.
    • Then click the nested “Check for updates...” button.
    Check for updates on the Help menu of FileZilla client
  3. After that, you can choose an advanced option if you wish:
    • When you check the “Check for beta versions of FileZilla” box, you will get notified if Do you really want to check for beta versions? Unless you want to test new features, keep using stable versions. If you want to accept it, then just press the "Yes" button.
    • And I didn't recommend to “Check for nightly builds of FileZilla”. Actually, after checking that box, you'll get alerted with this quote: Warning, use nightly builds at your own risk. No support is given for nightly builds. Nightly builds may not work as expected and might even damage your system. Do you really want to check for nightly builds?
    Therefore, do not check for nightly builds! And then, click “Next >” to continue.
  4. And wait a few seconds while the system is checking for available updates... (Note: This action requires Internet connection.)
  5. After that, the newer version with a text-box noted of new features, will then appear if there's new available version! Just click the “Next >” button to download the new version.
  6. Now, you will be asked to “Select download location for package” with an editable filename of a setup in .exe file extension. You can just and it's better to make the “File name:” default which is looks like "FileZilla_3.7.0.1_win32-setup" or "FileZilla_3.7.1_win32-setup", and click "Save".
  7. The system will now download the newer version in a minute! The estimated time is 1 to 3 minutes before an estimated total of 4,811,793 bytes (for version 3.7.0,1) become successfully transferred.
  8. And after that, click "Finish" to close FileZilla client and to start the reinstallation.
  9. Your computer system may now ask you if Do you want to allow the following program (from an unknown publisher) to make changes to this computer? Just press "Yes" to allow it.
  10. The FileZilla Client Setup will automatically uninstall the previous version of your FileZilla, and then after the uninstallation would be completed, it will followed by the installment of the new version.