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Has Win Explorer's FTP Interface Changed?

  1. #1


    Chicago, IL
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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Has Win Explorer's FTP Interface Changed?


    I was trying to use Windows Explorer to wirelessly browse my Android folders with the ES File Explorer app. The app issued me the local ftp IP and port to connect. I also setup a username and password for the connection.

    When I entered those credentials on Vista, Win Explorer displayed folders as usual and allowed the usual drag and drop and cut/paste features. However, with Win 8.1 the interface looks like an HTML web page where all my Android folders display as links, and files and folders can only be downloaded. Is there some configuration setting I'm missing to make it look the old way? Thanks.

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  2. #2


    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    Who in the world uses Explorer for FTP. There are proper FTP programs out there. WinSCP for one.
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  3. #3


    Chicago, IL
    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Nevermind. I found that there's a setting in Internet Options that needs to be set to display the familiar folder views.
    Internet Options->Advanced->Browsing->"Enable FTP Folder View"
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  4. #4


    Chicago, IL
    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    Who in the world uses Explorer for FTP. There are proper FTP programs out there. WinSCP for one.
    Win Explorer's FTP feature works fine for exploring my Android. No need to launch a 3rd party app since I usually have Explorer already open.
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Has Win Explorer's FTP Interface Changed?
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