Frequently Asked Question

If the FTP defaults from Windows Explorer to internet browser
Last Updated 6 years ago

FTP sometimes defaults to open in web browser rather than Windows Explorer. In order to upload to the FTP, you must have it open in a Windows Explorer folder, or better referred to as a computer folder, not an internet browser.

In order to 'tell' the computer to open up FTP addresses in the Windows Explorer, please follow the below steps:

1. Select the following and copy it:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

@="URL:File Transfer Protocol"
"Source Filter"="{E436EBB6-524F-11CE-9F53-0020AF0BA770}"
"URL Protocol"=""

2. Open Notepad
3. Paste the copied code
4. Save, and when you do name the file FTPWindowsExplore.reg
Ending it with .reg is the most important!
5. Once saved, go to its location, right click and run As Administrator
6. If it prompts with a warning, proceed with accepting or clicking okay
7. The code will process and afterwards, FTP addresses should remain in Windows Explorer.

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