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What kind of files can be downloaded using FTP?

Answer: Any type of file can be downloaded via FTP. However, the files you download from an FTP site are usually compressed to save space and to reduce download times. The compression process usually turns the file into either a .zip file (PC) or a .sit file (Mac). To uncompress the file you'll need a program like WinZip (PC) or StuffIt Expander (Mac).

Published: September 20, 1999 — by Per Christensson

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