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Windows 7: FTP sites automatically open in browser instead of Windows Explorer


02 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
FTP sites automatically open in browser instead of Windows Explorer

I've always used explorer.exe as an FTP client but yesterday it stopped working. Every time I open an FTP site with explorer it opens up in default web browser (Firefox 8).

I also tried making a new url shortcut to "ftp://xxx.xxx/" with the .url extension. That also opened in Firefox. I then changed the default program of .url files to explorer.exe and that resulted in an infinite loop of new explorer.exes opening. The default recommended opening program is "Internet Browser - Microsoft Corporation".

So what on earth happened? Before that I had installed a new processor (Athlon X4 -> Phenom X6) and installed some light weight benchmarking software like CoreTemp and CPUID HWmonitor.

Does anyone know how this can be fixed? Maybe in somewhere in the registry?

Thank you!

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

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03 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hello,

See:
How do you set a default for ftp sites to always open using Windows - Microsoft Answers

It will be something to dowith the new firefox installation. Changing the file extensions wont help because FTP is a protocol not an extension.


Dave
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03 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for the reply!

Unfortunately that method didn't work. I found the right keys in register and indeed FTP was linked to firefox.exe. But after changing them to explorer.exe and rebooting the problem was still there.
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05 Dec 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Within computer right click onto the clear space below your drives and click 'Add a network location'. Cerate the FTP location in here and then create a shortcut on your desktop.

Alternatively download an ftp client like filezilla and do your FTP transfers through that.



Dave
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17 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Problem solved.

I just copied the FTP register keys from my laptop and installed it on my main PC. It had some additional keys in the main branch that I didn't have on this computer.

Register key included in case someone else needs it.


Attached Files
File Type: reg ftp_key.reg (754 Bytes, 4521 views)
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11 Oct 2013   #6

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jiia View Post
Problem solved.

I just copied the FTP register keys from my laptop and installed it on my main PC. It had some additional keys in the main branch that I didn't have on this computer. It still says "chrome.exe" in the "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/FTP/open/" branch but the lines that are really needed are located in the main branch.

Register key included in case someone else needs it.
Hi Jiia, many thanks for the solutions and the attached file,
i used to have the same problem with you, but now solved already,,,
thank you very much... jiia..
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16 Nov 2013   #7

Delhi
 
 

my ftp link now always open in chrome .. yesterday it was working with windows explorer .. I tried this reg file but nothing happend
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23 Jan 2014   #8
ezr

win 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks Problem solved by installing the reg_key. It was not there before :P
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09 Jul 2014   #9

Win7 pro 64 Bit
 
 

I downloaded and ran the reg file above, and it worked perfect, it can be trusted, thanks so much, this place rocks!
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14 Jul 2014   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Problem solved.

Thank you.
http://netuser.ir
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