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  • I am trying to use the built in FTP in windows explorer like I always did in windows xp
    I keep getting the handle is invalid -
    I know my handle is correct as I can view my ftp in ie - but when I goto the view in windows explorer It gives me the error that my handle is invalid.....I know I am not typing it incorrectly as it is very short
    I also tried adding the ftp site manually via add network place - same thing - any suggestions? 
    Saturday, January 10, 2009 10:56 PM

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  • Please open internet explorer and type the ftp address like this:

    ftp://username:password@domain.com

    Same error message?
    Microsoft MVP - Group Policy
    Sunday, January 11, 2009 1:00 AM
    Moderator
  • Ok, I can repro your issue. Please submit a bug, I'll do the same. Sorry for inconvenience.
    Microsoft MVP - Group Policy
    • Proposed as answer by CJSnet Tuesday, February 3, 2009 12:02 AM
    Sunday, January 11, 2009 1:03 AM
    Moderator
  • I can confirm that bug ... I have the same issue
    Sunday, January 11, 2009 1:26 AM
  • FlowMaN said:

    Ok, I can repro your issue. Please submit a bug, I'll do the same. Sorry for inconvenience.


    Microsoft MVP - Group Policy



    Where do we submit a bug ? Do you have a URL
    Sunday, January 11, 2009 1:28 AM
  • I have the same issue. I've been searching a way to report bug since last 30 min.. :|
    i'm dummy
    Sunday, January 11, 2009 6:44 AM
  • It may be bug...I'm getting the same but IE is working fine.

    Sunday, January 11, 2009 7:56 AM
    Answerer
  • I am having a similar issue in that I am unable to upload to my ftp remote server. Everything seems to be working, I can connect to the internet - but when I try to connect through Dreamweaver CS3 -- I get an error message saying 

    Toggling the "Use Passive FTP" checkbox may help you establish a connection.- Select or de-select the checkbox and click Test to

    try again.  If you are connecting to an IPv6 enabled server,  please select the "Use IPv6 transfer mode"  checkbox in the Advanced site definition dialog.

    If the problem persists, check your network settings, including the local firewall settings on your computer, or consult your network administrator.

    I have done all this but nothing changes!
    Any ideas?
    Just as an aside I am unable to take a screen shot too.


    I have since resolved this issue -- it was in the CS3 settings not Windows 7!! They changed during the upgrade -- I had to reset the Passive FTP check box.

    • Proposed as answer by GLR2 Sunday, January 11, 2009 5:58 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by Demonshaker Sunday, January 11, 2009 6:24 PM
    Sunday, January 11, 2009 8:54 AM
  • how does one submit a bug?
    Sunday, January 11, 2009 6:18 PM
  • I'm having the same issue... is this a problem with Win7 or IE?  Does any work around exist? 
    Wednesday, January 21, 2009 9:28 PM
  • I can confirm this as well, I can connect and view the dir structure via Command Prompt, but when using the built in "Map Network Drive" to connect an FTP site it gives me the "The handle is invalid" error.
    Wednesday, January 21, 2009 10:46 PM
  • I am having the same issue. Does anybody know  of a URL or another place I can submit this to?
    Thursday, January 22, 2009 7:50 PM
  • I'm having the same issue - ftp works through dos prompt and through IE.

    - You submit a bug using the "Send feeback" button in the upper right corner of the window you're experiencing the issue in (next to the X).

    Monday, January 26, 2009 1:28 PM
  • As I indicated in my above post, I'm also having an issue establishing an FTP connection via File Explorer. When I attempt to connect it asks me for a Username and Password but instead of then showing folders for the FTP site it pops up a error dialog box stating "An error occurred opening that folder on the FTP Server. Make sure you have permission to access that folder. Details: The handle is invalid".

    I'm able to connect to the FTP site and browse/send/receive files via the command prompt.  Therefore, I'm assuming the issue is with File Explorer.

    Btw, you indicated FTP works through IE... How do you FTP directly within IE?

    Monday, January 26, 2009 6:56 PM
  • I also have this problem. Windows 7 give me "Handle is invalid" (on two different Windows 7 machines)

    If I open using IE it works

    /Joakim

    • Proposed as answer by RCTNW Wednesday, May 6, 2009 5:08 AM
    Wednesday, January 28, 2009 6:55 PM
  • It's a known issue, will be fixed in the later builds.
    Microsoft MVP - Group Policy
    Wednesday, January 28, 2009 7:30 PM
    Moderator
  • Should this be fixed in the release candidate? I've a clean install and first time I attempted to upload to FTP via IE I received the invalid handle message.

    Cheers

    Tom

    Monday, June 1, 2009 3:57 PM
  • I'm seeing this in the RC too.
    Wednesday, June 3, 2009 6:09 PM
  • Glad I'm not alone in this particular issue. I have a weather site that needs to have files uploaded, but no go. No choice but to transfer files to another machine, then upload from there. I'm using Win7 on the main machine, and the FTP upload issue is the only hangup. I can open the site and download files no problem, but no way to upload them without getting the invalid handle error. Hope this pesky bug gets squashed pretty soon.
    Friday, June 5, 2009 2:43 AM
  • I was seeing this problem in my first beta attempt (x86)  then it was gone in 7048 x64 - and now it's back in RC 7100 x64 - it's sooo annoying and it forced me to install an FTP program on my fresh RC intallation. I too can set up the ftp location straight from right clicking in "computer" i can the browse and drag and drop files from my ftp - but not the other way - I can create folders though!?!  - and rename files! - just no upload - very very strange!
    Wednesday, June 10, 2009 3:25 PM
  • Same situation here. I'm running FreeNAS, and can connect via Firefox. I can browse, copy FROM ftp, create folders, etc. I was even able to copy a single 400kb testfile to the ftp on the very first login, but have since been locked out from copying to ftp with the "The handle is invalid" error message. Booting over into Ubuntu completely remedies the situation. It is a crying shame that the very streamlined integration of ftp in "computer" is all but ruined by this error message!
    Wednesday, June 10, 2009 4:58 PM
  • I'm using build 7100; same "invalid Handle" in windows explorer.

     

    Saturday, August 8, 2009 1:12 AM
  • Hi, I'm having the same ftp problem.  I also found the problem was fixed, but now appeared again.  I think this suggests poor source code control.  Aren't Microsoft using VSS?!  Great version of Windows, except for this annoying little bug.
    Monday, September 7, 2009 8:50 PM
  • It's a known issue, will be fixed in the later builds.
    Microsoft MVP - Group Policy

    I trust the 'later build' includes the final release due in a few weeks.

    Im gettting the same problem. I can create folders OK, can download, rename and delete files, but cannot upload no matter what I do. And as I'm running RC 7100 there's no way to report the problem either. Thankfully, the FTP upload in IE8 under VirtualXP is working perfectly so I can still upload files even if it is a bit convoluted.

    • Proposed as answer by mgrigter Friday, October 9, 2009 8:37 AM
    Thursday, September 17, 2009 5:59 PM
  • Is there any progress on this? Anyone? I'm having the same problem.

    Monday, November 9, 2009 7:41 PM
  • This is fixed in the offical release.
    Monday, November 9, 2009 8:02 PM
  • No, it's not fixed. I'm still getting the error in the final version of Ultimate x64.
    Tuesday, November 23, 2010 9:34 AM
  • I confirm, same problem, connecting to the ftp site using Windows Explorer without problems, creating, copying files and folders OK, but I can not delete folders or files ... Ultimate Windows Seven x64 fr
    Tuesday, January 25, 2011 9:45 AM
  • I confirm, same problem, connecting to the ftp site using Windows Explorer without problems, creating, copying files and folders OK, but I can not delete folders or files ... Ultimate Windows Seven x64 fr


    I also confirm.

    Connection OK, create OK, copy OK. Attempt to delete and I get

    'FTP Folder Error'
    An error occurred deleting the file or folder on the FTP Server. Make sure you have permission to access this folder.

    Details:
    The handle is invalid.

    Ultimate Windows Seven x64

    Thursday, March 3, 2011 1:57 PM
  • Same here.

    Deletion almots always results in "The Handle is Invalid", no matter the FTP server.

    Windows 7 x64 Home Premium FR.

     

    This issue definitively isn't solved. How can I file a ticket or something, now that we're out of beta ?

     

    Thanks.

    Monday, April 25, 2011 9:58 AM
  • Same here too. But I find that if I start with a brand new ftp connection, I can delete. But if the connection has been established for a minute or two, I get the 'handle is invalid' error. (So if the guys at MS test it very quickly it'll appear fine!)

    This is Win 7 ultimate, SP1

     

     

    Tuesday, November 29, 2011 8:57 PM
  • Hello Sir or Madam, I am also having an issue with this and I'm using a newer computer with Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit. I can access the FTP site using IE11, but it will not allow me to open it up using Windows Explorer so I can up load files. Do you have any suggestions?

    Thank You!

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014 5:30 PM
  • It's a known issue, will be fixed in the later builds.
    Microsoft MVP - Group Policy

    Yes - well it is now 2014 -- not just 2014  but the middle of the year -- and I'm seeing EXACTLY this issue. Microsoft does seem particularly flaky on this network stuff. XP was desperately unreliable on networking stability. While Win 7 is way better these kind of issues re-surface. With more and more people running their own 'clouds' (i.e., NAS), using commercial variants or even building their own (e.g. FreeNAS) this is not going away.

    While MS is easy to criticize it has done a great job all these years of dealing with almost any software/hardware combination a user throws at it. 

    These kind of bugs persist, though. Get your *hit together and fix this please!

    James

    Sunday, July 6, 2014 4:05 AM