Setting up Windows Explorer FTP on Windows 8
To begin, you’ll need to configure some settings to allow enable connecting via Windows Explorer FTP.
- Open Windows Explorer and right click on “This PC” or select “Add a network location” from the “Computer” tab
- 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”.
Add a network place on your Windows Explorer “This PC” view
- Right click on “This PC” in Windows Explorer folder pane and select “Add a network location”
- Specify the location of your FTP site i.e. ftp://ftp.yourdomain.com or ftp://ftp.us1.hostedftp.com or ftp://ftp.ie1.hostedftp.com. Use ftp://ftp.yourdomain.com if you have changed your DNS settings to include a CNAME record pointing “ftp.yourdomain.com” to a Hosted~FTP~ address
- Specify a Username (the password will be requested later) and un-check Log on Anonymously
- Type a name for this network location i.e. Gary-FTP
- Your new network location setup is complete
Open up Windows Explorer and then click on your new FTP network location: Gary-FTP
- You can upload/download to this FTP location with Cut/Paste or Delete