Unable to connect to Windows FTP Server

  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Insider Preview Builds

    Unable to connect to Windows FTP Server

    Hi all. I'm hoping somebody can point in the right direction, or walk me through steps to troubleshoot this issue.

    I set up an FTP server on a windows 10 desktop using the built-in Windows FTP service capabilities.
    Everything was working fine.

    Today I attempted to access the FTP Server, both through a web browser and through file explorer, but without success.
    Through a web browser it times out, and through file explorer it prompts me for authentication but shows an empty root folder.

    So far I have done the following:

    *Reset all network settings using NetAdapterRepair1.2
    *Checked Windows Firewall settings - FTP allow option is checked
    *Checked that ESET firewall is NOT activated
    *Re-assigned the same static IP address from before running NetAdapterRepair
    *Checked port-forwarding rule on modem-router - set to FTP service with port 21
    *Checked system file integrity - SFC /scannow - no integrity violations
    *Checked the Windows 10 image - DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth - completed successfully
    *Checked the FTP settings through IIS manager - can't find anything wrong
    *Attempted to connect to the FTP server with all security apps turned off - ESET Smart Security, MBAM, MBAE, Windows and ESET Firewall -all turned off. Previously when all these were running I had no issue connecting to the server.

    It is important to note 2 things:
    1) Along with the FTP issue I can no longer connect to the computer in mention through windows RDP
    2) This all seems to have started after I made a mistake with the process of replacing a drive in my Windows storage pool. It has since been corrected. The FTP folder is located in a storage space within that pool. Locally all files and folders are accessible.

    Free atomic fireballs for whoever helps me solve this!
      My Computer

  2. Posts : 171
    Windows 10 Ent, Pro & Home

    I don't see where you pinged the FTP machine remotely. Also, when you turned off the ESET Firewall, is there a chance the Windows firewall is now active?
      My Computer


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