Setting the FTP transfer mode for PaperVision Data Transfer Manager


The File Transfer Protocol (FTP) uses two different modes to transfer files: ASCII and Binary transfer modes.  ASCII mode is used to transfer text (non-image) files.  Binary mode is used to transfer non-text based data (such as audio, video, images, as well as .PDF and .DOC). Some FTP servers will only accept one transfer mode (either ASCII or Binary), which is why it may be necessary to manually specify the transfer mode to be used by PaperVision Data Transfer Manager.


To specify the FTP transfer mode that the PaperVision Data Transfer Agent will use, modify the PVDM.ini file as follows.

  1. Launch Windows Explorer, browse to C:\Program Files\Digitech Systems\Common Files and edit the ini file in Notepad.

Note:  On 64-bit based systems, browse to C:\Program Files(x86)\Digitech Systems\Common Files.

  1. Add the following lines to the .ini file:



  1. FTPMODE can be set to any of the following values:

0 – Server default

1 – ASCII Mode

2 – Binary Mode

  1. Save and close the file

Filed under PaperVision® Data Transfer Manager, R72

Last modified October 13, 2017

Submitted Jun 29, 2011

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