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Configure Internet Explorer To Work As An FTP Client!
 
Interacting with FTP sites from Internet Explorer can result in a number of confusing and frustrating errors. As a result, users often end up using a separate software program to access FTP, even though it would be much simpler to be able to handle the tasks from within IE itself.
 
There are several tweaks that you can make to Internet Explorer that will make it more FTP-friendly.
 
First, you can to setup IE so that it can browse FTP directories like they are folders in Windows Explorer:
1. Click Tools | Internet Options
2. Click the Advanced tab
3. Under Browsing, check the box "Enable folder view for FTP sites"
 
Next, if you are on a computer that is behind a firewall, you will need to set up IE to use passive FTP:
1. Click Tools | Internet Options
2. Click the Advanced tab
3. At the bottom of Browsing, check the box "Use Passive FTP"
 
If you need to upload files to an FTP folder, then you need to use a special URL in the following format:
ftp://username@ftp.domain.com/directory/
 
This will result in the user being prompted for a password. Once the password is supplied, then a directory comes up and files can be dragged and dropped to and from the FTP window from a Windows Explorer Window.

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