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Old 11-02-2013, 11:41
JamesE
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I used to access my web site by typing ftp://mysite.me.uk/ into internet explorer and after jumping through the user name and password hoops I could then go to page and at the bottom was a "open ftp site using Win. Explorer" after which I couls copy and paste files etc. to update the site. All I get now is "Internet Explorer cannot open this page" before I get anywhere. However, if I use Firefox I can get into my site which lists the files and folders but I can't do the copy and paste to update my site as I could using Win. Explorer because it doesn't seem to have the same facility.

Curiously, if I click on the false link, above, I get the usual dialogue box asking for user name and password.

All help and advice gratefully received!
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Old 11-02-2013, 11:51
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It's a while since I used Windows Explorer but surely you can type ftp:// etc directly into that can't you? It should then prompt for the login details and open the folder.
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Old 11-02-2013, 11:54
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You could maybe try using an FTP program instead. I find Filezilla good but there are many others.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filezilla
http://filezilla-project.org
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Old 14-02-2013, 11:00
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It's a while since I used Windows Explorer but surely you can type ftp:// etc directly into that can't you? It should then prompt for the login details and open the folder.
That's the problem - I don't get the log-in box - I only get "Internet Explorer cannot open this site"
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Old 14-02-2013, 11:09
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That's the problem - I don't get the log-in box - I only get "Internet Explorer cannot open this site"
I wasn't suggesting you use Internet Explorer but type the FTP address directly into Windows Explorer instead.
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Old 20-02-2013, 17:25
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I wasn't suggesting you use Internet Explorer but type the FTP address directly into Windows Explorer instead.
I'm sorry. Where do I enter this?
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Old 20-02-2013, 17:44
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windows explorer & internet explorer aren't the same thing ya knows
windows explorer displays folders & files allowing you to just drag & drop into an ftp location -- not a thing i've done for many years as it's rather insecure ... have used filezilla for ages
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Old 20-02-2013, 17:47
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I'm sorry. Where do I enter this?
I don't think you can - at least, I can't find any way to do it (in Win7).

Have you tried the Filezilla FTP program (see post #3) - I think you might find that far simpler than Internet Explorer.
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Old 20-02-2013, 17:55
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Just overtype whatever is showing in the box at the top of the folder view (eg "libraries") with ftp://whatever.url

This works in Win7 and Win8
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Old 20-02-2013, 18:56
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I don't think you can - at least, I can't find any way to do it (in Win7).

Have you tried the Filezilla FTP program (see post #3) - I think you might find that far simpler than Internet Explorer.
On Win 7 you open My Computer, then right click on the white space and select Add a Network Location.

Run through the wizard and enter the FTP details. You will then end up with a shortcut on the My Computer screen.

Much better using Filezilla though.
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