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Using Internet Explorer for FTP

Arrow Image If you dont have the patience to get easyFTP or something else like that, heres a fix.

Using Internet Explorer for connecting to an FTP.

This is the easiest way to connect to an FTP with IE.
in the address bar, type
it should take you to a login, if not, then right click> login as...
Put your username in the username box, your password in the password box.
you should now be logged in. It does take a while, so be patient.

Now, the reason IE is the easiest, is its Drag and Drop. So just open up explorer, select a file and drag it into IE.

To chmod your files/folders, rightclick> properties. It should look something like this:

owner [] [] []
group [] [] []
all users[] [] []

For more on chmoding check this link:

This is how you use IE for FTP transfers.
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willeHon May 04 2006 - 20:39:06
Edited. Good article.
thousandtooneon May 05 2006 - 03:22:43
Not really helpful. For starters, is inaccurate. Not all hosting providers set DNS zones to function this way, and certainly not all people doing more professional hosting either for themselves or for corporations choose this format. This is a pretty big mistake. To do it correctly, you should tell people to use the url, or ftp://yourftpaddress. * * * * * * * * * * * * The type of permissions you speak of exist on Posix systems. Windows daemons also feature file permissions, but they are simply different. Also, why does it say "Using Internet Explorer for connecting to a proxy" at the top?
bl4ckc4ton May 05 2006 - 15:17:40
Thousand. This article is mostly for newbies that dont want to get easy FTP or an FTP program. This wasnt intended for people that are experienced with FTP. I, myself prefer using the command prompt for my FTP, but I like to have an alternative. If you didnt like it, I dont really care, But your not a newbie, so it doesnt apply to you. Have a nice life. Bl4ckC4t
wolfmankurdon May 05 2006 - 19:52:20
rofl, nice article but I think it's too short also, ie beta 7 doesnt have the client. well, I cant use it, how about bulking it up a bit?
SwiftNomadon May 05 2006 - 22:48:06
this is ok for the noobs.
thousandtooneon May 06 2006 - 04:15:11
Blackcat: So what if it's for newbs? That doesn't mean you should be factually inaccurate or misleading. Just because it doesn't apply to me doesn't mean I have experience in the area. Plus, why use command prompt for FTP?
bl4ckc4ton May 06 2006 - 04:23:54
why use command prompt for FTP? I do it because I can. Simple as that.
thousandtooneon May 06 2006 - 05:02:43
That's not a reason. Windows' CLI FTP client is -terrible.- Why bring it up anyway, other than to 'show off?' I could bring up the fact that I use the Posix FTP client, which is far more rich in features and has a much better interface than Windows' client, but why would I other than to show off? Also, ever heard of Filezilla? It's probably easier to use than IE for FTP, even for newbs. Drag and drop is nothing special.
wolfmankurdon May 06 2006 - 12:00:38
the cmd one is shitty, but thens so's every comand prompt one.
thousandtooneon May 06 2006 - 19:25:23
Wolfman, command prompt, sure. Not shell-based FTP clients.
wolfmankurdon May 06 2006 - 20:30:11
suppose, but I've only ever used windows ftp thingy (miserable failiure) the linux one whihc is so so. and gftp which is okay easy ftp crashed too much, the ie one was okay but lik eI said it's been reoved in ie 7 I think.
mr noobon October 03 2006 - 20:26:46
and some ftp servers instantly redirect. youre better off using ftp://usernamePfft[email protected]
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