Using your Internet Explorer Browser as your FTP Client
Posted by Joe Rebis (Import) on 17 September 2006 12:03 AM

 

You can use Microsoft Internet Explorer as your FTP client to upload/download your website files. Often this procedure will work with other browsers as well. Keep in mind that

 

IE 6 Users:

  1. Open a browser window
  2. In the Address Bar type: "ftp://ftp.your_domain.com"
  3. You will be presented with a username/password box.
  4. Enter your FTP username and password.
  5. Click on the appropriate directory or sub-directory.

IE 7 or IE 8 Users: In IE7 and IE8 FTP is actually handled by Windows Explerer.

  1. Open a browser window
  2. In the Address Bar type: "ftp://ftp.your_domain.com"
  3. You will be presented with a username/password box.
  4. Enter your FTP username and password.
  5. Click on the Page Button in Internet Explorer and Choose "Open this Site in Windows Explorer".
  6. Re-enter your FTP username and password.
  7. Click on the appropriate directory or sub-directory.

Alternatively, to save a step, open Windows Explorer directly on your computer:

  1. Start >> All Programs >> Accessories >> Windows Explorer
  2. In the Address Bar type: "ftp://ftp.your_domain.com"
  3. You will be presented with a username/password box.
  4. Enter your FTP username and password.
  5. Click on the appropriate directory or sub-directory.

NOTE: Most of your website files will be stored in the WWWROOT folder.

 

If you are unsuccessful, try a different browser or download an actual FTP client.

 

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