How can I automate my FTP downloads and remotely check the status of my downloads? Is there a way that can be done by some software? Or, is it possible that a software can email (and shutdown) my laptop once the downloads are done.

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    What do you want to automate? What problem are you trying to solve, exactly? – gronostaj Sep 23 '18 at 16:08
  • I want to auto-downloads the files when I am not home and want to have a some sort of scheduler that can start the downloads based on a specific time and can download the particular files. In fact I found one software i.e. DeskShare Auto FTP Manager 7 but it crashes everytime I open the s/w to use it – Romil N Sep 23 '18 at 16:10
  • What's your goal? Do you want to limit number of simultaneous connections? – gronostaj Sep 23 '18 at 17:01

You might want to have a look at WinScp Scripting.

Martin Prikryl`s tool WinScp is a sort of Swiss Army Knife for file transfer, and his website shines with numerous examples regarding scheduling and mail confirmation.

Using Windows tasks, you could automatically start WinScp scripts.

The same - with fewer features - could be attempted with the Windows standard FTP client executing FTP take files.

There are lots of tools available to send the confirmation mail from a Windows PC.

The shutdown command can be finally used to power-off the PC.

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    You have a point there, but the text should contain enough keywords to find relevant examples rather quickly. – Axel Kemper Sep 23 '18 at 20:59

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