A utility that completely automates uploading files to your website. It automatically detects which files have
changed and uploads them with FTP (File Transfer Protocol). If you have several websites, it automatically uploads each in turn. It is
fairly difficult to set up, but once it is going it is just one click to handle the updates. I recommend it. You
may need help from an FTP guru to get it going, but thereafter, you should have no trouble. For smooth sailing,
make sure your clock and your ISP (Internet Service Provider) ’s clock stay in sync. You still need a traditional FTP tool like FTP
Voyager for diagnosing and fixing things when the automated process goes off the rails.
The author is no longer supporting the program.
Where Netload Squirrels Information
Netload puts a *.nlx text file in the directory where your local files are. It contains
the names of the directories and files it has already uploaded, or files that appeared on the server by other
channels, except ignored files, along with their dates and lengths. It is indented by directory level depth to
make it easier to see the structure. This cache means Netload does not necessarily have to ask the server what it
already has every time it uploads. There will be one such file for every website mirror, to track its upload
For efficiency reasons, it does not update this file as it uploads. It waits till it is done. Thus if anything
goes wrong, it will be out of sync with reality, and you manually need to request a server refresh.
When you upload a file it redates it to the time of the upload.
In C:\winnt or C:\windows are several small netload.* configuration text files.
- NETLOAD.IGN is the file ignore list. Note this is global for all sites.
- NETLOAD.EXT is the extension ignore list. Note this is global for all sites.
- NETLOAD.FST is the startsWith ignore list. Note this is global for all
- NETLOAD.FTP contains the binary configuration information about each site.
- NETLOAD.INI contains key1, key2 and key3, your purchase authorisation keys. It
might be wise to back these files up. If NETLOAD gets stuck in auto-exit mode, you can correct it configuring
exit=0 in this file.
In Vista, these configuration files live in C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Windows.
It sometimes refuses to create new directories. To get it started, you must do your initial upload with some
other program that is capable of creating directories.
There is a bug in Netload. Make sure you delete the *.nlx files after any daylight savings change.
If Netload stalls, you can sometimes get it going again my minimising and unminimising.