Re: How to make shortcuts to FTP sites
In Relation to this. I have successfully added a network place as you
described below, but:
1. when I am prompted for my password, it is rejected every time even though
it is accepted on my XP machine.
2. When I go to the HTTP site I get prompted for my password here as well
3. I cannot seem to get vista to let me delete the connection.
"jay munro [MSFT]" wrote:
> Hi Jorgen,
> Changes in Internet Explorer (IE) have made it so standard FTP url shortcuts
> open in IE not, computer (or Windows Explorer). You need to add them as a
> Network Location (and then drag it to your desktop if you want).
> Here's the basic steps.
> 1. Open computer.
> 2. Right-click anywhere in the folder, and then click Add a Network
> 3. In the wizard, select "Choose a custom network location", click next.
> 4. Enter the name of the FTP site, with the full FTP:// in front of it, and
> click next.
> 5. Uncheck "Log on anonymously", and enter a user name. Click next.
> 6. If you want to open the site when you close, just click next, or clear
> the "Open this network location." checkbox. Click Finish.
> When the site opens, you'll be prompted for a password if it's the first
> time you connect. Otherwise, it'll just go in. In Computer, under Network
> Locations, you'll see a shortcut for the site, which you can drag to your
> desktop for convenience.
> (thanks to Gloria and Charlene for their help on this).
> "Jrgen Johanson" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> > How can I make a shortcut to an FTP site in Vista? Using XP this is easy
> > using My Network places, but there is no such thing in Vista (apart from
> > "Network" which does not seem to have a possebility to add shortcut to FTP
> > servers). I would like the shortcut to use Explorer (not Internet
> > Explorer) to connect to the site (non-anonymous).
> > In Vista (and XP) it is easy to enter en FTP-address directly in the
> > address bar of Explorer, but having a shortcut is convenient.
> > I have copied a couple of shortcuts to FTP sites made using Windows XP to
> > my Vista system and I have noticed that they work OK on Vista also (they
> > get an icon different from shortcuts made in Vista using "New" |
> > "Shortcut" however)...
> > Thanks
> > Jorgen