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FTP I just do not understand it

Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by magicandmight, Apr 22, 2005.

  1. magicandmight

    magicandmight Registered

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    I have created an account on FTP Accounts I have made Anonymous active. Then I have tried to sign on through the IE Address bar using: ftp://$user@domainname.com. All it takes me to is a "windows" folder with nothing in it while both the Anonymous and the user account specified folder have something in it. What am I doing wrong? I really want this to work so that I can get my backup of my website finally... since the previous webmaster pretty much destroyed it, on purpose, I do not want a repeat. Thx
     
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    I would just get a FTP cleint instead of fooling around with a web browser


    But if you insist on using IE in your settings
    Tools> internet options>advanced
    put a check mark in "enable folder view of FTP sites"
    and then connect ftp://ftp.yourdomain.com/
     
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    If you want to use IE as an FTP client, you will need to specify the username and password in a slightly different way.

    Firstly you would probably need to specify the username as "user@example.com" instead of just "user". As each Cpanel account on a given server could set up the FTP user "bob", you would need to know how to differentiate between the bobs.

    Therefore an FTP address of the form:

    ftp://[user][domain]/

    would then read:

    ftp://user@example.com@example.com

    Now, you'll notice the double @, which would cause problems for IE as it would interpret the username as being "user" and the domain as "example.com@example.com", which would get you nowhere fast.

    What you would actually need to do is specify the username as user+example.com, therefore the FTP address you would enter would be:

    ftp://user+example.com@example.com/

    However as Dalem said, you'd be better off with a decent standalone FTP client as, in my experience, FTP through IE is flaky at best.
     
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    "Now, you'll notice the double @, which would cause problems for IE as it would interpret the username as being "user" and the domain as "example.com@example.com", which would get you nowhere fast."

    if he just sets up ie to view ftp folders it will promt for usr/pass as posted above
     
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    any suggestions on a free ftp program?

    Never mind I got Web drive thanks for all the replies
     
    #5 magicandmight, Apr 22, 2005
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