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WS_FTP license does not appear to have been activated.

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The following message appears when attempting to launch WS_FTP Pro:


When this error is displayed, it indicates (as stated in the error) that the program is not currently activated, or the evaluation period has expired.  If this is displayed on an installation that was previously activated and working, it may indicate that the license file has been deleted or modified.

Whatever the cause of the message, the fix is to activate the program. 

To activate WS_FTP Pro:

  1. Click Start > Programs > Ipswitch WS_FTP 12 > Manage WS_FTP 12 License (right click, Run as Administrator on Windows 7 or 2008)
  2. Enter your client Serial number and click Activate
  3. Enter your Username and Password and click Activate.
Note - If you don’t know your password, use the forgot password function at

For Windows 8 activation, use instructions provided in the WS_FTP Knowledge Base: How to Activate on Windows 8
WS_FTP license, not activated.

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