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How do I connect to an FTP site in Windows Explorer?

How do I connect to an FTP site in Windows Explorer?

I've tried to use Windows Explorer (in Windows 7) to connect to a remote FTP site, but when I try to connect, Windows says that:

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bert [Entry]

This is possible and configured from the Control Panel -- Internet Options in particular. Go to the Advanced tab and scroll down until you find a checkbox labeled "Use Passive FTP (for firewall and DSL modem compatibility)". Uncheck it.
bert [Entry]

"FTP has two modes: active and passive. This is the simplified version, but the passive mode requires an FTP server administrator to leave a large range of ports open, and so many FTP sites prefer to require active.

The Windows Explorer FTP client only supports passive. So there you go — odds are you're looking at an active-only FTP site, and Windows Explorer just won't work. You'll have to get a third-party client like FileZilla."
"FTP has two modes: active and passive. This is the simplified version, but the passive mode requires an FTP server administrator to leave a large range of ports open, and so many FTP sites prefer to require active.

The Windows Explorer FTP client only supports passive. So there you go — odds are you're looking at an active-only FTP site, and Windows Explorer just won't work. You'll have to get a third-party client like FileZilla."
bert [Entry]

You could also try "ftp://username:password@ftpserveraddress".
bert [Entry]

"Type in 'ftp://server.name.domain', and it is done.

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