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How To Add A FTP Server To Windows Explorer


map ftp to drive step 7 thumb How To Add A FTP Server To Windows Explorer

Anyone who manages a website at some point has to use a FTP client to upload and download files to their server. Although these aren’t too difficult to use once you get the hang of things, adding the FTP server to Windows Explorer can make it easier to upload and download files.

CyberNetNews have put together a great guide including pictures showing the steps required to add a FTP Server To Windows Explorer. Here’s a summary of the steps required:

  1. Open Windows Explorer and choose the “Map Network Drive” option.
    • Vista location: Along the top toolbar
    • XP location: Tools Menu
  2. Choose the option at the bottom that reads:
    • Vista: “Connect to a Web site that you can use to store your documents and pictures”
    • XP: “Sign up for online storage or connect to a network server”
  3. Click “Choose a custom network location”
  4. Enter in the FTP address for the site
  5. Enter the username for the FTP server (you will be prompted for the password when you connect):
  6. Choose a Name for your FTP Server
  7. Close the wizard

Now all you have to do is open Windows Explorer to access your FTP Server. The first time you connect you will be asked for a password, but you can save the details so that you don’t have to add them again.

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7 Responses to How To Add A FTP Server To Windows Explorer

  1. Broken Arrow October 27, 2007 at 10:09 pm #

    How to map an FTP location as a drive?

  2. Tony Williams October 27, 2007 at 10:14 pm #

    much more difficult but possible. Go to the bottom of the cybernetnews article and they give 3 options

  3. habib December 4, 2008 at 7:41 am #

    how do I add SCP protocol to a ftp connection in vista?

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  7. High PR Backlinks February 24, 2012 at 12:09 pm #

    o do is open Windows Explorer to access your FTP
    Server. The first time you connect you will be asked for a password,
    but you can save the details so that you don’t have to add them again.

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