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Fetch FTP Software for Macintosh

Step-by-Step

Fetch is an FTP application that is site-licensed for Dartmouth. Originally developed at Dartmouth, this product is now sold by FetchSoftworks.

To use the Dartmouth site licensed version of Fetch:

  1. Download Fetch.
  2. Unzip the downloaded file (default on the MacIntosh is to unzip in the same folder as the zip file was downloaded to).
  3. Open the Fetch 5.7 folder, and double click Fetch5.7.3.dmg.
  4. Drag Fetch into your Applications folder.
  5. Open a new Finder windows, hit Command-Shift-G on your keyboard, and in the box type ~/Library/Preferences followed by Return.
  6. In the folder that contained Fetch, there is an additional folder containing a plist file. Copy this file into the ~/Library/Preferences folder.
  7. Open Fetch from your Applications folder to verify that it was installed correctly.

You can also download the latest version of Fetch by visiting Fetchworks and applying for an academic copy:

  1. Apply for a free Fetch license.
  2. You will receive an email with instructions from Fetchworks with a serial number.
  3. Go to the Fetch homepage and click Download.
  4. Double click the Fetch.dmg file you downloaded.
  5. Drag Fetch into your Applications folder.
  6. Launch Fetch, and when prompted, click Enter Serial Number.
    Note:
    If you accidentally closed the prompt, you can also find Enter Serial Number... under the Fetch menu next to Apple logo in top left corner of your screen.
  7. Enter the information sent in the email from Fetchsoftworks, and you should be able to start using Fetch!

For more information on using Fetch, see Using Fetch (FTP) to update a website.

Topic: 
Computer and Device Services
Subtopic: 
Desktops and Laptops
Last updated: 
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Meta: 
SFTP website upload sites transfer protocol

If you have questions or need further information, contact your department's IT support office, or contact the IT Service Desk via email at [email protected], via phone at 603-646-2999 or walk in to see them in Baker/Berry 178J.

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