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Old 28-08-2011, 15:09
DJPT
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I'm using Windows XP Home Edition with Internet Explorer 8.

Until today, I was able to open my FTP in Windows Explorer. When I try to open my FTP it diverts me to Internet Explorer. So I enter the correct login details, and try Page > Open FTP site in Windows Explorer" and get the above error.

It worked fine yesterday, and nothing has changed on my machine since. There are no firewalls etc. blocking anything. I have enabled "Enable FTP folder view" in IE's settings too.

Any idea's what's up?

Also, when I try and add my FTP as a network place, Windows tells me the address is incorrect even though I am entering it in the correct format, and will not let me continue. Completely bizarre, and frustrating! I had added my FTP as a network place a few months ago, then deleted it. Maybe this deletion has something to do with it?

Thanks in advance guys
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Old 28-08-2011, 15:45
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The built-in Windows FTP client has always been rubbish. Either use the good old fashioned DOS client or something decent like Filezilla http://filezilla-project.org/
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Old 28-08-2011, 15:49
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Thanks LostFool.

I do prefer using Windows Explorer though, any ideas on how to remedy the problem? Seems strange that it's just kinda disabled itself

In the meantime I'm using my webhost's online FTP, it's not great but it'll do for now.
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Old 28-08-2011, 15:58
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Have used Filezilla (or similar) for years now .... did once transfer files the way OP indicates but had concerns about security after reading up in a magazine/ advice .... could well be a security upgrade preventing FTP transfers or even just junk files on your computer to blame?
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Old 28-08-2011, 16:24
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i think filezilla or similar is the way to go.
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Old 28-08-2011, 22:00
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Another vote for Filezilla. Great piece of software.
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