How to FTP from Windows 10?

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
  1. bobkn's Avatar
    Posts : 3,599
    Win 10 X64 Pro 20H2 19042.685
       #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.
      My Computers

  2. NavyLCDR's Avatar
    Posts : 15,489
    Windows 10 Pro
       #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.
      My Computer

  3. Berton's Avatar
    Posts : 10,466
    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909
       #3

    NavyLCDR said:
    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].
      My Computers

  4. Cbarnhorst's Avatar
    Posts : 490
    Windows 10 Pro
       #4

    bobkn said:
    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.
      My Computer

  5. NavyLCDR's Avatar
    Posts : 15,489
    Windows 10 Pro
       #5

    I wasn't suggesting anything. I was just posting that I am not having any problems with FTP with Windows 10.
      My Computer

  6. Cbarnhorst's Avatar
    Posts : 490
    Windows 10 Pro
       #6

    NavyLCDR said:
    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.
      My Computer


  7. Posts : 261
    Windows 10 Enterprise
       #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.
      My Computer


  8. Posts : 261
    Windows 10 Enterprise
       #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.
      My Computer

  9. bro67's Avatar
    Posts : 8,346
    Mac OS Catalina
       #9

    play2mefish said:
    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.
      My Computers

  10. bobkn's Avatar
    Posts : 3,599
    Win 10 X64 Pro 20H2 19042.685
    Thread Starter
       #10

    NavyLCDR said:
    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.
      My Computers


 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:19.
Find Us




Windows 10 Forums