A simple FTP file server explorer, and a backup tool you can use to backup your files/folders to a specific FTP server. You can stream video files on VLC player (if installed already) without having to download them. It is basically FileZilla, but simpler, and with more user-friendly UI.

The Story

After I set up my first NAS server, using an external HDD and Raspberry Pi 3, I installed Open Media Vault on it. At the time, I didn’t know the existence of SMB, so I set it up as a FTP server. When I tried accessing it using FileZilla, It seemed too complicated, so I tried using Windows’s native explorer, but that too was not what I’d imagined. It was slow, and it didn’t let me stream videos. So I decided to make an app that was fast, allowed users to stream videos if they had VLC Player, and can be used easily.


You can install it easily, and there shouldn’t be any major bugs. I won’t be maintaining this project, unless a major bug surfaces.


  1. Download Paws_Installer.msi.
  2. (Optional) Check the SHA-256 checksum of the downloaded file: 2776A4FA3B718AB1E47895F03DB47AC5EDF851F6ACEA98F5C096CFBB4C3E1E25
  3. Run the installer as admin.
  4. Follow the installer steps. I mean, you won’t have to do anything, just click “Next” everywhere.


By installing Paws, you agree to the terms in EULA, license and the privacy policy.

EULA, license and the privacy policy can be found here.