Add FTP Upload to Right-click menu

Martin Brinkmann
Oct 16, 2007
Updated • May 14, 2014

RightLoad adds the ability to upload selected files to a ftp server to Windows Explorer which makes things simpler than having to fire up the ftp client, connect to the right ftp server, browse to the right local directory, change the path of the ftp server as well probably before the upload even starts

All this can be configured in RightLoad so that you can copy files from your local system to select ftp servers with the click of the mouse button. This is especially useful for webmasters who upload files regularly to ftp servers.

While it is necessary to configure servers and upload parameters initially, everything works from that moment on from within Windows Explorer. Just select files and folders there, right-click the selection to upload them to a server afterwards.

RightLoad has several features with which it conquered a solid place in the applications that I use daily. Besides being able to set predefined directories on multiple ftps it can save the login information for those ftp servers which in turn can be protected by a master password to enhance security.

It is also possible to auto-create thumbnails if you do upload images. The user can set the maximum width and heights of the thumbnail and choose to generate thumbnails of those images automatically whenever new ones get uploaded or if a prompt should be displayed instead which gives that option.

Links can be automatically generated if so desired, most of the time they are needed anyway when writing the article.

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Update: Rightload has been updated several times since our initial review. The developer has added support for uploading images to popular sites such as Facebook, Flickr, Imgur or Imageshack. You may need to configure those plugins prior to doing so, as your credentials may be needed to uploaded files to those srvices.

Users can furthermore send selected files to the VirusTotal service where they will be scanned for malicious contents.

The program is now available as a portable version and installer. It is not really clear when the program has been updated for the last time, but it should run fine on all current 32-bit and 64-bit editions of the Windows operating system.

The most recent version ships with several new features. You can now import servers from the popular FileZilla application, download a portable version of the software separately, and use the new autosort/mirror functionality for default directories.

You may want to check the configuration of the application on first start. Here you can set a master password under General, add new servers, configure plugins that you want to use, define image uploading and processing rules, and configure certain automatic program behaviors such as replacing spaces with underscores automatically when transferring files.

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  1. Kris said on October 16, 2007 at 7:59 pm

    Whee. I was going to look for something that did this, but I wasn’t sure of how to narrow down the results a bit.


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