Windows 10: How to FTP from Windows 10?

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  1.    03 Oct 2015 #1

    How to FTP from Windows 10?


    I'm not sure whether this is the most appropriate forum, but I hope that the moderators will move it if there's a better one.

    I have tried to access FTP sites from the Edge and IE11 browsers. No go.

    I have also tried from a command line window (with admin rights). ftp does not connect, and ping times out. (I have added both to the Windows Firewall exceptions).

    (Just for fun, I did a "ping localhost". Response time was less than 1 ms.)

    I don't really know what I'm doing here. I don't recall when I last FTPed something, but it may have been when XP ruled the Earth. Back in the innocent days, when a PC could be connected to the Net without a firewall and expect not to be turned into a zombie within minutes.

    Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
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  2.    03 Oct 2015 #2

    This is working just fine for me in Edge, Firefox, and File Explorer:
    ftp://mirrors.ocf.berkeley.edu/debian-cd/

    It does not require a username/password, so don't know if that is the problem or not.
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       03 Oct 2015 #3

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    This is working just fine for me in Edge, Firefox, and File Explorer:
    ftp://mirrors.ocf.berkeley.edu/debian-cd/

    It does not require a username/password, so don't know if that is the problem or not.
    The mention of Debian in that link means a version of Linux.

    I don't worry about the Browser used for using File Transfer Protocol to work with my Domain, have used Globalscape's CuteFTP for more than 15 years. There's a free FTP program available from http://freshwebmaster.com/freshftp.html. A couple of file management programs have FTP capability, Power Desk and Total Commander [both paid for].
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  4.    03 Oct 2015 #4

    bobkn said: View Post
    I'm not sure whether this is the most appropriate forum, but I hope that the moderators will move it if there's a better one.

    I have tried to access FTP sites from the Edge and IE11 browsers. No go.

    I have also tried from a command line window (with admin rights). ftp does not connect, and ping times out. (I have added both to the Windows Firewall exceptions).

    (Just for fun, I did a "ping localhost". Response time was less than 1 ms.)

    I don't really know what I'm doing here. I don't recall when I last FTPed something, but it may have been when XP ruled the Earth. Back in the innocent days, when a PC could be connected to the Net without a firewall and expect not to be turned into a zombie within minutes.

    Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
    In addition to NavyLCDR's suggestions, I recommend FileZilla. In any case you should try one free third-party ftp client to make sure you can ftp from your copy of Windows. Then you can work on the issue with the native app.
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  5.    03 Oct 2015 #5

    I wasn't suggesting anything. I was just posting that I am not having any problems with FTP with Windows 10.
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  6.    03 Oct 2015 #6

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    I wasn't suggesting anything. I was just posting that I am not having any problems with FTP with Windows 10.
    Just springboarding off your post.
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  7.    03 Oct 2015 #7

    Well, I haven't tried FTP with the new edge browser or IE for that matter. I agree with Berton, I use Cute FTP for all of my FTP needs and it works beautifully I might add.
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  •    03 Oct 2015 #8

    Well, I just tried from a cmd prompt and it worked fine for me. However, I do have the Enterprise version of Windows 10 installed but I would think that FTP would be available in all versions.
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       04 Oct 2015 #9

    play2mefish said: View Post
    Well, I just tried from a cmd prompt and it worked fine for me. However, I do have the Enterprise version of Windows 10 installed but I would think that FTP would be available in all versions.
    FTP capabilities have always been available for all versions of Windows as TFTP. I use WinSCP with Putty for FTP & SFTP connections to my NAS.
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  •    04 Oct 2015 #10

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    This is working just fine for me in Edge, Firefox, and File Explorer:
    ftp://mirrors.ocf.berkeley.edu/debian-cd/

    It does not require a username/password, so don't know if that is the problem or not.
    Thanks for the suggestion.

    It's no go from Edge, IE11, or the command prompt FTP application.

    I haven't tried any third party FTP applications, but I'm fairly confident that I can predict the result. (Wouldn't work.)

    I still guess that it's a firewall issue. Whether it's due to Windows, my Linksys wireless router (hardwired to my primary PC), or the Comcast Arris modem, I can't guess.
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