The Site Manager

The Site Manager stores connection information for servers that you visit often, such as the server that hosts your website or the server of a partner with whom you share files. Each server connection is called a "Site." Once a Site is defined, you only need to double-click the Site to connect to the server. Refer to Using the Connection Wizard or Adding a Site to the Site Manager for details of defining a Site.

To display or hide the Site Manager

  • Do one of the following:

    • Press F4 to display or hide the Site Manager.

    • On the main menu, click Tools > Site Manager > Display Site Manager. A check mark indicates the Site Manager is visible. No check mark indicates that the Site Manager is hidden.

If you are connected to a Site when you choose to display the Site Manager, a confirmation prompt warns you that you will be disconnected from the Site.

Hiding the Site Manager also hides the Local Drives Pane.

To specify Site Manager options on start up

  1. On the main menu, click Tools > Global Options (or press ALT+F7).

  2. Expand the General node. The General options appear.

  3. In the On startup box, specify one of the following actions:

    • Display Site Manager - Displays the Site Manager on program start

    • Do Nothing - Prevents the Site Manager from displaying on program start

    • Connect to the last connected to Site Manager Site - Connects to the Site you were connected to the last time you closed the program, so long as the Site is saved in the Site Manager.

  4. Click Apply if you are going to make changes to other pages; click OK to save changes and close the Global Options dialog box.

To change Site properties or settings

  1. Display the Site Manager.

  2. Right-click a Site, then click Properties. The Site Properties dialog box appears.

  3. Click the General, Type, Actions, or Options tab.

  4. Modify the Site properties, then do one of the following:

    • Click Connect to connect to the Site.

    • Click OK to save the changes without connecting.

    • Click Cancel to abort the changes.