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Using FTP with Internet Explorer (IE)

Date Created: 28 Dec, 2009   (13 year(s) ago) Viewed: 2097 Rating: 


Using FTP with Internet Explorer (IE)
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Using FTP with Internet Explorer (IE)
Internet Explorer(IE) include built-in FTP functionality. To connect to a website via FTP and transfer files, follow the instructions below.

If your FTP requires a username and password, you will obviously need these before you begin.
  • Internet Explorer(IE) is adequate for performing simple FTP uploading and downloading. However it is not a serious FTP client. If you need to perform frequent or complex file transfers, you will quickly become frustrated with this method. Using Internet Explorer is only recommended for beginners or infrequent FTP users.
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*** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.


Open Internet Explorer and enter the address of the FTP site in the address bar. The address will probably begin with ftp:// (it should not begin with http://).

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You will see a login window. Enter your Username and Password, then click Log On.

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Once the connection is complete you will see something like the screenshot. The main pane on the right shows the folders on the FTP server. If you want uploading a web page file, you must click the folders of httpdocs.

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You are now ready to begin transferring files. You can right-click files and select Copy to Folder, or simply drag and drop files between your local drives and the FTP server.

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