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Download FTP File in C#

To download an FTP File in C# you will need to have: IP/Host for server, path to file, filename, username and password. First you need to create OutputStream object to store the file locally using path and filename, then you need to create an FtpWebRequest object with URI sent through construutor, then set the Method property to WebRequestMethods.Ftp.DownloadFile, then set Credentials property to new NetworkCredential object with username and password passed as parameters, Finally get the response using GetResponse() method.


using System;
using System.Net;
using System.IO;

public class Program
	public static void Main()
		tr {
			string ftpUserID = "ftpUsername";
			string ftpPassword = "password";

			string ftpServerIP = "";
			string filePath = @"\\path\to\file";
			string fileName = "filename";

			FileStream outputStream = new FileStream(filePath + "\\" + fileName, FileMode.Create);

			FtpWebRequest reqFTP = (FtpWebRequest)FtpWebRequest.Create(new Uri("ftp://" + ftpServerIP + "/" + fileName));
			reqFTP.Method = WebRequestMethods.Ftp.DownloadFile;
			reqFTP.UseBinary = true;
			reqFTP.Credentials = new NetworkCredential(ftpUserID, ftpPassword);
			FtpWebResponse response = (FtpWebResponse)reqFTP.GetResponse();
			Stream ftpStream = response.GetResponseStream();
			long cl = response.ContentLength;
			int bufferSize = 2048;
			int readCount;
			byte[] buffer = new byte[bufferSize];

			readCount = ftpStream.Read(buffer, 0, bufferSize);
			while (readCount > 0)
				outputStream.Write(buffer, 0, readCount);
				readCount = ftpStream.Read(buffer, 0, bufferSize);

		} catch (Exception ex) {
			Console.WriteLine("Error downloading file: " + ex.Message);


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