Download Dell Drivers the Easy Way via FTP Site

Whether you work at a Helpdesk or are an IT Administrator, a lot of our readers download drivers from the Dell website a lot. I know I am personally downloading new BIOS updates/Dell Drivers for various Dell machines on a regular basis. I have to be honest, the Dell website is a little clunky and sometimes annoying to use. Especially if you don’t want to enter a service tag. Well, there is a better solution, simply browse to their FTP site. It isn’t pretty, but it gets the job done and is very well organized! You would be surprised how many people don’t know about this.

FTP Site – Dell Drivers

Visit their FTP site at


You can then browse via the category you want. In my example below we are browsing desktops.


Each section for the drivers is laid out in easy to read tables. BIOS updates for a Dell Optiplex 960 below.


I can grab a driver much quicker this way and not have to deal with Dell’s website. Hopefully that speeds up your updates just a little!


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  • Todd Varnas

    This is very helpful, thanks!

  • John

    Oh wow. Ya know, over all the years I’ve been in IT, I’ve always thought about connecting into their ftp site to see how the dir structure was setup. I just never pursued doing it & put up with their site (it could be worse…like Lenovo’s). This is pretty kickass. Thanks guys

    • Glad you like it John 🙂 To be honest… I went years downloading Dell drivers without knowing about their FTP site, or being to busy to even cross my mind about accessing their FTP site. But once you use it, you won’t go back 🙂