I have a lot of files on my website right now, and I'd like to back them all up to my computer. I'm using Notepad++'s FTP plugin, and I was wondering if there was an easy way to mass backup everything, or if there is another free FTP program that would do this for me?
What you really want is rsync and/or rdiff-backup. Set up a cronjob (or scheduled task in Windows, whatever) to do it automatically. It's very important to automate backups.