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Re: IE can't display remote ftp drive files. (Firefox can.)

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Old 03-09-2008
Robert Aldwinckle
 

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Re: IE can't display remote ftp drive files. (Firefox can.)
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"markh" <markh@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Why can't IE display them? Is it a security setting?


Might be. Can you open them by themselves, e.g. with no other tabs?

Try: Run... iexplore.exe -nohome W:\folder\file.html

Does that change the symptom?


Good luck

Robert Aldwinckle
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>I have used the applications WebDrive and SFtpDrive to make a remote sftp
> site look like a regular Windows Vista drive.
> My remote files appear as the W drive.
> All works fine in file explorer, DOS and Firefox.
>
> But when I put:
> W:\folder\file.html
> into IE it says:
> "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage".
> Firefox has no problem displaying these remote files, just IE.
>
> The strange thing is IE used to display remotely mapped ftp files on my XP
> system.
> It worked for years, but now I changed to Vista and IE seems to be unable to
> display these remote files.
> DOS shows the W drive exists fine.
> Why can't IE display them? Is it a security setting?
>



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