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  • Just downloaded the latest version, 7.0. With 6.0, when I used to go to my ftp site; ftp.lesvants.com , a window would open asking for my password and username. After supplying them another window would open showing the folders.

    Now I get this:

    FTP root at ftp.lesvants.com

    To view this FTP site in Windows Explorer, click Page, and then click Open FTP Site in Windows Explorer.

     

    Is this step really necessary? Can I set 7.0 up to go directly to open ftp site in Windows Explorer?

     

    Thanks,   Airpix

    Tuesday, July 10, 2007 3:49 PM

Answers


  • The error message means :click the IE Page icon (between the print button and Tools button) in the IE toolbar.  In the Page menu, you'll find "Open FTP Site in Windows Explorer".[ Couldn't find it? you should check the option:"Internet options->Browing->enable FTP folder view..." first.]

    Once you click that, a Windows Exporer window will open where you'll do File menu, Login As, and input account and password information..

    If you have steadystate installed, remember to turn wdp off and unlock the profile before doing the steps above so that the changes can be saved to the disk. After that, you can enable wdp and lock the user profile as needed.


    For more information on this issue, please see:
    http://www.tek-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=1305563&page=1
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/spywaresucks/archive/2006/07/02/103612.aspx

     

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    Note:


    1.If the issue continues, you may post to IE newsgroup to get more help.


    2.This appears to be a general IE configuration issue. As this forum focuses on SteadyState specific issues, this inquiry would best be posted to Internet Explorer public newsgroup:


    http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/list/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general&cat=en_us_28cca3eb-7037-4d4f-bde1-d8efee1f1420&lang=en&cr=us


    The reason why we recommend posting appropriately is you will get the most qualified pool of respondents, and other customers who read the newsgroups regularly can either share their knowledge or learn from your interaction with us.  Thank you for your understanding.

     

    Wednesday, July 11, 2007 10:18 AM
  • yes, you can do that. The way through Internet Explorer actually still calls windows Explorer later.

    Thursday, July 12, 2007 12:49 PM

All replies


  • The error message means :click the IE Page icon (between the print button and Tools button) in the IE toolbar.  In the Page menu, you'll find "Open FTP Site in Windows Explorer".[ Couldn't find it? you should check the option:"Internet options->Browing->enable FTP folder view..." first.]

    Once you click that, a Windows Exporer window will open where you'll do File menu, Login As, and input account and password information..

    If you have steadystate installed, remember to turn wdp off and unlock the profile before doing the steps above so that the changes can be saved to the disk. After that, you can enable wdp and lock the user profile as needed.


    For more information on this issue, please see:
    http://www.tek-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=1305563&page=1
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/spywaresucks/archive/2006/07/02/103612.aspx

     

    ------------


    Note:


    1.If the issue continues, you may post to IE newsgroup to get more help.


    2.This appears to be a general IE configuration issue. As this forum focuses on SteadyState specific issues, this inquiry would best be posted to Internet Explorer public newsgroup:


    http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/list/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general&cat=en_us_28cca3eb-7037-4d4f-bde1-d8efee1f1420&lang=en&cr=us


    The reason why we recommend posting appropriately is you will get the most qualified pool of respondents, and other customers who read the newsgroups regularly can either share their knowledge or learn from your interaction with us.  Thank you for your understanding.

     

    Wednesday, July 11, 2007 10:18 AM
  • Thanks Sammy, I have been doing what you suggested and it has been working fine. My question is, can I skip the 1st step and go directly to the FTP site in Windows Explorer like I was able to in version 6? This would eliminate having to sign in twice.

     

    Thanks,

     

    Airpix

    Wednesday, July 11, 2007 1:20 PM
  • yes, you can do that. The way through Internet Explorer actually still calls windows Explorer later.

    Thursday, July 12, 2007 12:49 PM
  • hat would be the steps to go directly to the folder?

     

    Thanks, Airpix

    Thursday, July 12, 2007 12:57 PM
  • Sorry, meant to say; What would be the steps to go directly to the folder?
    Thursday, July 12, 2007 12:58 PM
  • To go directly to the folder in FTP, you can open the FTP in Windows Explore.

     

    This issue is mainly caused when IE 7.0 use different mechanism to access FTP server. In IE 6.0, when authenticated users connect to an FTP site, their own home directory is opened; However, in Internet Explorer 7.0, the users are landing in the ROOT of the FTP server instead of their respective home directory.

     

    On the other hand, if you use Windows Explorer to open FTP site, the FTP will be opened in Windows Explorer and no change. Since the IE 7.0 changes the method to access the FTP server, we got the different result.

    Friday, July 13, 2007 7:11 AM
  • Thanks Robert but when I go to all programs / accessories / windows explorer, type in the ftp address; ftp.lesvants.com, I still get the same message;

    FTP root at ftp.lesvants.com

    To view this FTP site in Windows Explorer, click Page, and then click Open FTP Site in Windows Explorer.

     

    and have to still click page, etc. I glad I'm able to access my ftp site and know it's not a big deal but it's still frustrating to go through these extra steps.

     

    Thanks for all your help..........Airpix

    Friday, July 13, 2007 1:37 PM
  • You'll probably have better luck with this question in an Internet Explorer forum.
    Sunday, July 15, 2007 4:29 PM
  •  

    Thanks Sammy, it is really useful. I mugged more than hour but at last with the help your comment, I got the solution.

     

    Sammy, Is there anyway to directly open the FTP site in IE7?

     

    We suggestions are always welcomed.

    Tuesday, January 22, 2008 7:07 PM
  • Some suggestions on this website may be helpful:

     

    http://jasonhaley.com/blog/archive/2006/07/09/136722.aspx

     

    Please Note: Since the web site is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

     

    Regards,

    Wednesday, January 23, 2008 10:28 AM