Computer Repair Sacramento - Jonathan Warner Knowledge Base: FTP Server Part 1: connect FTP Windows explorer in Windows 7.
FYI: In the past, connecting to an FTP server in Windows was quite simple. Internet Explorer used to have a built-in FTP client, but that's changed in Windows 7. You are no longer able to connect and browse an FTP server using Internet Explorer.
The steps to create an FTP connection in Windows Explorer are very straightforward. Further, a Windows explorer FTP connection can be saved. In other words, save the connection so you don't need to worry about remembering connection details such as the server address, passwords, etc!
The built-in FTP browsing in Windows 7 allows you to easily work with remote files, copying and pasting just like the files were local, here's how:
Connect FTP Windows Explorer:
To create an FTP connection in Windows 7 and connect to ftp with windows explorer, you will need the following details:
- FTP Server location, either:
FTP Server Username
FTP Server Password
- FTP Server IP Address (ie: 192.168.1.1), or
- FTP Server Domain Name (ie: my-ftp-site.com)
How to create FTP connection in Windows 7
Click Start - Computer. Right-click the Computer window, select Add a Network Location:
In the Welcome to the Add Network Location Wizard, click