Friday, August 31, 2007

IE7 - FTP - Internet Explorer

One of my web clients was helping a user with an FTP problem. The user had Internet Explorer 7 and was trying to access a corporate FTP site. This has been up and running for a couple of years and the only problem we've seen is forgotten passwords. This time it seems IE7 was not making the site browseable. She found the solution in the advanced setting of the Internet Options for Windows. See Microsoft's solution for details: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/323446/en-us


1. John said...

Since my original post on this subject I've had other problems with IE7 FTP such as opening the wrong folder etc. Following is how I've settled it for one of my clients. Just put in your own 'username', 'password' and 'domain'.

Due to changes in Internet Explorer from version 6 to version 7, opening an FTP site in Windows Explorer has become more complicated. In an attempt to simplify and standardize our FTP usage, the following work-around has been implemented.

Please copy the line below > click you windows 'Start' button > select run > paste the line you just copied into the white 'Open:' box > click 'ok'. This procedure will open Windows Explorer with our FTP folders available.

c:\windows\explorer.exe ftp://username:password@domain.com

Mac users may be able to access our FTP files by copying and pasting the following link into the address bar of their web browser.


Alternatively, you can install an FTP client program such as 'Fetch'. Here's a link to a list of Mac FTP clients:


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