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OS: Windows XP SP3

Is there any FTP client that support transfer files with multi-threads? By which I mean, multiple threads for single file, and also keep a thread for browsing FTP sites.

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Do you mean threaded for single file? –  MrStatic Mar 13 '10 at 2:14
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I think he means multiple simultaneous data streams for one file. –  Fake Name Mar 13 '10 at 5:36
    
@Fake Name - yes, that's what I mean. –  Stan Mar 13 '10 at 6:33
    
Does anyone can recommend some? –  Stan Mar 23 '10 at 18:20
    
Please edit your question to include your operating system. –  Josh K Mar 23 '10 at 18:26

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From what I understand about the FTP protocol, a threaded transfer of a single file is not possible. The transfer must start at the beginning of the file.

Some have gotten around this by taking the single file and zipping/raring it in a multipart file (multiple files that can be used to extract the large, original file)

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"The transfer must start at the beginning of the file." Not 100% true. Most FTP servers support a resume (in case the connection drops). Not sure if that invalides the answer. –  Hennes Sep 8 '13 at 23:05

If you're using Mac OS X I would suggest Transmit or Speed Download. Speed Download (despite the name) does actually have a built in FTP client.

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OP's looking for Windows. But Transmit is, in my opinion, the best on Mac OS X. –  Muhammad Usman May 26 '11 at 21:26

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