Internet Explorer as an FTP Client

There are several tweaks you can make to Internet Explorer that will make it more FTP-friendly. First, you can set up IE so that it can browse FTP directories, just as if they were folders in Windows Explorer:

1. Click Tools | Internet Options.
2. Click the Advanced tab.
3. Under Browsing, check the box labeled Enable Folder View For FTP Sites.

Next, if you’re on a computer that’s behind a firewall, you’ll need to set up IE to use passive FTP:

1. Click Tools | Internet Options.
2. Click the Advanced tab.
3. Under Browsing, check the box labeled Use Passive FTP.

To download a file from FTP use this URL:

ftp://whatever.com/

This will result in the user being prompted for a password. Once the user supplies the password, a directory comes up, and the user can drag and drop files to and from the FTP window. Contact your support representative for this password.

A good free FTP client is FileZilla at http://sourceforge.net/projects/filezilla.

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