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Add Network Location Windows XP

Connect to your FTP server using a network location defined in Windows files explorer. You can use the file explorer interface to manage, upload and download files into folders and sub-folders. To begin, you’ll need to configure some settings to enable connecting via Windows.

 Add a network place in your Windows Explorer

To begin, you’ll need to configure some settings to allow Windows Explorer to connect to the FTP server:

Open Control Panel from the start menu and double click on Internet Options

 How to setup a FTP server with Windows Explorer
Select the Advanced tab at the top right of the screen. Scroll down to the Browsing section and make sure that Enable FTP folder view (outside of Internet Explorer) is checked  
Scroll down to Use Passive FTP (for firewall and DSL modem compatibility) and make sure it is checked. Click OK  
Open the Start Menu and click on My Network Places  
Click on Add Network Place  
The Add Network Place Wizard will open. Click Next  
Select Choose another network location and click Next  
Enter the FTP address ftp://ftp.hostedftp.com Or, use ftp://ftp.yourdomain.com if you have
changed your DNS settings to include a CNAME record pointing ftp.yourdomain.com to ftp.hostedftp.com
Make sure Log on anonymously is NOT checked. Enter your Username. Click Next to continue  
Enter a name to call this connection (e.g. ftp.hostedftp.com) and click Next  
Make sure Open this network place when I click Finish is checked, and then click Finish  
Enter your FTP password and click Log On


Setup is now complete. To open your FTP site in the future, go to My Network Places and you’ll see the FTP connection as you named


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