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Windows 7: do I still need a program to get to ftp sites?

05 Oct 2010   #11
Laryl

Windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
I personally use the FireFTP Firefox addin. That way I can FTP right from a browser tab, no need to open another app.
good to know ff has addon for it.. for now I'm good with the windows doing it. thanks guys!


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05 Oct 2010   #12
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Laryl View Post
I did it via mapping the drive (whatever that means) and it works great. So, I'm curious why you would rather do it via an app instead?
Mapping a drive is what usually happens on a business computer, to connect you to network servers/drives everytime you boot your system. I don't use my FTP site everyday, nor frequently at all, so I'd rather use a program to handle the jobs than have something running/connecting each time I start my computer. If it was something I used everyday, I'd consider running it as a mapped drive. I also like a lot of the features that an app brings, such as file resume.
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05 Oct 2010   #13
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Laryl View Post
I did it via mapping the drive (whatever that means) and it works great. So, I'm curious why you would rather do it via an app instead?
Mapping a drive is what usually happens on a business computer, to connect you to network servers/drives everytime you boot your system. I don't use my FTP site everyday, nor frequently at all, so I'd rather use a program to handle the jobs than have something running/connecting each time I start my computer. If it was something I used everyday, I'd consider running it as a mapped drive. I also like a lot of the features that an app brings, such as file resume.
When you create the mapped drive, the default is to reconnect at logon but it is a simple checkbox that only needs to be unchecked to make it a one-time thing.
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05 Oct 2010   #14
Laryl

Windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

ok guys help me out here... I'm not on any network here, so this would only effect the ftp site I'm guessing, right? So, is what you are saying is that when I reboot/login it is going out and connecting to that site? I only want it to do it WHEN I click on it.. sure don't want that connection open all the time. So if I'm on the right track ..where/what checkbox makes "it a one-time thing" and what does that mean exactly?

I wrote to the friend where the server is, to ask if it was ok for me to access it in this way but he must be gone and hasn't replied yet.
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05 Oct 2010   #15
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

The checkbox is on the dialog box where you enter the URL for the ftp location.


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05 Oct 2010   #16
Laryl

Windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
The checkbox is on the dialog box where you enter the URL for the ftp location.
I don't know if I checked that or not at installation, I probably did? So, am I connected to it all the time or only when I click on my icon and have that folder/drive open so I can see over there? Is there a way to check now, a way to change the setting? and if you don't check that how/when does it connect?

thanks in advance
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05 Oct 2010   #17
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

When you map to an ftp location, it only connects when you click on it. However, once you click on it, it stays connected until you manually disconnect (right-click on the link and select disconnect) or you reboot.

The checkbox I mentioned earlier only applies to mapped drives.
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06 Oct 2010   #18
Laryl

Windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
When you map to an ftp location, it only connects when you click on it. However, once you click on it, it stays connected until you manually disconnect (right-click on the link and select disconnect) or you reboot.

The checkbox I mentioned earlier only applies to mapped drives.
Well now I'm more confused... what I have is called a 'network location' and it's a folder shortcut (that doesn't lead to a drive in properties or the discription or anything) .. when I right click that shortcut I don't have an option to disconnect (makes sense because it's only a shortcut) and I don't know which "drive" we are talking about. help?
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