Cannot Connect to FTP via IE7 (but can via Firefox)

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Drinky, May 15, 2007.

  1. Drinky

    Drinky Guest

    Any help with this problem would be much appreciated as it is "doing my head

    1 - I am running Vista Business.
    2 - I have never been able to connect to FTP servers via IE7/Windows Explorer.
    3 - I can connect without a problem using FireFox.

    The IE connection diagnostics simply tells me that the host may be down.

    The problem persists whether the firewall is on or off.

    The problem persists whether the "Enable FTP folder view" option in IE
    settings->advanced is checked our unchecked.

    Thanks in advance,

    Drinky, May 15, 2007
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  2. Drinky

    Jay Somerset Guest

    I just tried it with both Firefox and IE7 on Vista. Worked fine for me on
    both. The site I used to test was: ftp:\\
    Jay Somerset, May 15, 2007
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  3. Drinky

    Drinky Guest


    Are you saying that you have previously had a problem connecting to FTP via
    IE7 - and that it now works?

    If so, what was the solution for you?


    Drinky, May 16, 2007
  4. Drinky

    Jay Somerset Guest

    No previous problem -- it has worked from the first time I tried it.
    Jay Somerset, May 16, 2007
  5. Drinky

    Drinky Guest


    I'm very pleased that it's all working for you.

    Now would you mind not reporting such pointless information so that the
    forum can remain clear of clutter and remain focussed on providing solutions
    to people's problems.

    Drinky, May 17, 2007
  6. Drinky

    Jay Somerset Guest

    I beg your pardon!

    It was not "pointless information". The first post was to inform the OP
    that not everyone had the problem, and the second post was to answer an
    explicit question.

    YouR post certainly provided no useful information to anyone, and was
    definitely unsolicited. PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH!
    Jay Somerset, May 18, 2007
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