Friday, June 20, 2008

FTP and Internet Explorer 7

Many of our users in the past used Internet Explorer 6 browser for connecting to an FTP site to upload/download files. The problem is that with IE7 the process is not as simple.
After you put in the site ftp://whateverftpserver/ and log on, you can see all the files but you can not copy or save anything from the ftp folders.

There is a message in the window that says:
"To view this FTP site in Windows Explorer, click Page, and then click Open FTP Site in Windows Explorer."

If you do this you are prompted to log on again and after doing so you can now copy files to and from the directory (assuming you have rights in the folder).

An easier way is to just open windows explorer from the start and enter the path to the ftp site from there. Doing it this way you only have to log on once and you can start working with files right away.

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