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How to use Internet Explorers built in FTP Client with Active FTP

Open Internet Explorer, click tools > Internet options > Advanced > scroll down until you see "Use Passive FTP" and verify that this is unchecked.

This will force Internet Explorer to use Active FTP rather than Passive FTP.

Now type in ftp://_yourdomain .com_ in the address bar, when prompted enter the login credentials: your_username and then Your_Password after which depending on your version of Internet explorer you may need to perform the following steps; click view > Open FTP Site in Windows Explorer and reenter your login credentials. Now you can drag, drop and edit files as needed from windows explorer.


If one of my guides, tips, tools or articles helped you out and you would like to donate please consider the following projects I'm currently working on.

Current Projects

2000 through 2019, The 0spam Project ∙ https://0spam.org (mirror: https://0spam.fusionzero.com)

This project is a free self learning antispam system with dns based lookups which allows compatibility with most email servers via the dnsbl query functions. By integrating with dnsbl functions email service providers don't need to spend money on custom integrations and antispam filtering software or services. The next step to the project will create self learning content filtering based on usage, flagged user email submissions and a spam url parsing.

Currently the project is funded by the optional abuse notification service for service providers and a few larger providers with custom reporting needs.


When you donate it allows me to spend more time on the project(s).

Thank you!

Shawn Hyde