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Login to FTP via Windows Explorer

To connect to an FTP server using Windows Explorer, you can follow these steps:

  • Open Windows Explorer:
    • Press Win + E on your keyboard or open Windows Explorer through the Start menu.
  • Type FTP Address:
    • In the address bar of Windows Explorer, type the FTP address in the following format:


    • Replace username with your FTP username, password with your FTP password, and ftp.yourdomain.com with the address of your FTP server.
  • Press Enter:
    • Press the Enter key. Windows Explorer will attempt to connect to the FTP server using the provided credentials.
  • Authenticate (if required):
    • If prompted, enter your FTP username and password in the authentication dialog box.
  • View FTP Files:
    • Once authenticated, you should see the files and folders on the FTP server in Windows Explorer. You can now navigate, upload, download, and manage files as if they were local.

Please note that transmitting FTP credentials in the URL is not secure, especially for sensitive information like passwords. It is recommended to use a dedicated FTP client or a more secure method, such as FTPS (FTP Secure) or SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol), for secure FTP connections. If possible, consider using a dedicated FTP client like FileZilla or WinSCP for more advanced features and improved security.