Here is a great little tutorial on how to FTP (File Transfer
Protocol) using IE7.
You will need your correct id and password to get to your
1. Open an IE window, in the URL box type, ftp.the name of
your site ...like mine is dlconcepts.com so I type ftp.dlconcepts.com.
You might see a flashlight searching and then a box will pop
up asking for your login and
password like this...
2. Type in your User Name and Password that is provided by your site host.
You can chose to have IE remember
your information by checking the "Save Password" box but I personally
don't like doing this because I tend to
change my information from time to time and I also have different directories
and passwords I use for my site
at times. Click on the Login button when you have your information typed in.
3. You should see something
like this really ugly page that always scares people...
Click for larger view.
3a. Once you have successfully completed step 3, guess what...
For some reason (the answer known only to Microsoft) you have
to provide your user name and password again. I'm not making
this up it's true.
4. You may have folders such as the ones shown here, images
and html files. They probably won't look just like
these do but they will be close.
5. Once inside your site you can do lots of things, in a
blank area on the page right click, you see a choice of
things you can do from arranging your icons, to adding a new folder (put your
mouse on the arrow beside New
and you'll see folder pop out, click on it and type in the name you want your
folder to be, then hit the enter
key). It's just like using My Computer on your own computer.
6. Now let's learn how to ftp an image/file to your site. Look on your hard
drive and find an image or html
file you'd like to upload to your site, with your mouse, right click on the
image/file and chose "Copy" now
go to the IE ftp window, right click on a blank space in your site and choose "Paste".
You will get a box
showing the file being uploaded.
7. Once the file is uploaded you can double click on it and it will open the
image/html in a new window to
show you what the image/html is and where it is found on your site. The URL
will show ftp in front of the
address, to share the URL with friends or to use in a page you will need to
remove the ftp and add
http://www. to the front of the URL.
8. You can also download your images/files too. To do this
find the image/file you want to download from
your site to your hard drive. Right click on it and chose, "Copy",
Minimize your windows so that your desktop
is showing, find the place on your computer you want the image/file to be,
right click in a blank area and
chose "Paste". You will get a box similar to the one above showing
the image/file being copied to your hard
9. As you have probably noticed using IE 7 to ftp works just
like moving or adding files/folders to your
computers hard drive once you get past the login and password area!
Note... when uploading an image/html to your site that the
name already exist you will get a box asking you
if you are sure you want to overwrite the file. If you click yes it will replace
the existing file that is already
there. No or cancel will stop the upload.
Also when uploading an existing file you might see two of
the same named files list in your site directory, be
assured there is actually only one, IE doesn't refresh the directory after
you upload so at times it will show
two of the same name but once you exit and come back you'll see only one!
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