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Windows 7: FTP Problem

11 Jan 2009   #1

Windows 7 Build 7000
FTP Problem

I have an FTP server running on an XP machine. Can't access it from Windows Explorer in Windows 7, I get a permission error or some such. FTP from the command prompt works fine though, no issues. Didn't have this problem under Vista. Any ideas? Thanks for any info!

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11 Jan 2009   #2


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11 Jan 2009   #3

Windows 7 Build 7000

On the XP machine I do run ZoneAlarm but I was able to FTP in from the command prompt, shouldn't that have been blocked too? But I'll check it out anyway thanks!
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11 Jan 2009   #4


Well, to be honest, I am not sure if IE uses the FTP protocol correctly. Try a true FTP program - I personally recommend FileZilla - The free FTP solution
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12 Jan 2009   #5

Dual Boot - Windows Vista Ulitmate 64x and Windows 7 64x
FileZilla solved the problem

I guess IE 8 doesn't use FTP proper at this time?

FileZilla def works fine though.
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13 Jan 2009   #6


IE 8 is still in a beta phase through out the rest of the OSs that it supports, so it is not surprising that some things still don't work.
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26 Jan 2009   #7

Windows 7 Build 7000; Vista Ultimate

I am having exactly the same problem with FTP. I don't think it has anything to do with IE 8, because I'm connecting to my Linux website host via a mapped network location in Windows Explorer. This always worked perfectly in Vista on this same machine - in fact, I did an upgrade-in-place from Vista to Win 7 so I'm even using the same pre-existing mapped location.

I now get this popup error dialog from Win Explorer when I try to open the FTP location:

"An error occurred opening that folder on the FTP Server. Make sure you have permission to access that folder.
Details: The handle is invalid."

For what it's worth, I receive exactly the same popup error if I try to access the FTP URL via Internet Explorer. I am not running any antivirus; and turning off the Windows Firewall also makes no difference.

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27 Jan 2009   #8

Windows 7
Did work now not

Im not sure why this happened but FTP was working in Windows 7. lastnight my lady accidently unplugged the router. Windows 7 didnt like that one bit.
I then later tried connecting to my FTP "mapped drive" and got the same error
Still looking into it...
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30 Jan 2009   #9

Windows 7

What I've found is this.

If I go into IE and go to an ftp site that requires authentication, I get the errror.

If I put then it prompts for a password and displays correctly.

If I then choose to open it in Windows Explorer I get the error again.

On Windows Vista, it is then in the folder pane, and I can right click it, select Login As, and it'll work. On Windows 7 it doesn't appear in the folder pane. I can get it to appear by using the "Add as network location" wizard, but I get the error even when using Login As.

Hope that helps,
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30 Jan 2009   #10

Windows 7
Same problem

Just in case someone at MS is watching. Same problem here with the invalid handle error.

Doesn't work in Windows Explorer, Internet Explorer 8 just tells me to open the ftp in Windows Explorer (which of course doesn't work). Opened ok in Firefox, although I don't think you can upload with FF. Works with SmartFTP.
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