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How to Set Up Your Own FTP Client without Having to Mess with Third-Party Applications

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Published: Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Here is a simple how to of setting up access an FTP server:

  1. Open your Windows Explorer. Choose the "Map Network Drive" option from the toolbar.
    Vista Location: Look along the top toolbar for this option.
    XP Location: Option is located in Tools Menu



  2. Look at the bottom of this window for the option that reads: "Connect to a Web site that you can use to store your documents and pictures."
    Vista: Option in window should read the same: "Connect to a Web site that you can use to store your documents and pictures."
    XP: Option in window should read: "Sign up for online storage or connect to a network server."



  3. From here you are going to click on the "Choose a custom network location":



  4. Next you will enter the FTP address for the site:



  5. You are then going to enter the username for the FTP server. You will be asked later for the password when you go to connect.



  6. Enter a name for your FTP network location:



  7. Complete the wizard and you will be ready to connect. You will now be asked for the password to the username. Should you choose to do so, you can save your password for easier access in the future.



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