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Tech Support Pits column from Dear Webby's Humor Letter of
09/22/04: FTP via browser
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I heard that the browser can be used as an FTP for
uploading files to a web site. How is that done? I'm not
trying to save the few dollars a lifetime registration for
a good FTP program costs, I am just looking for a method
for quickly updating my site while on the road or visiting,
without having to download and install an FTP program.
Yes, sure you can do it, if you have to.
Just type into the browser address bar:
Shrink that page to half monitor size, and open a file
explorer window in the other half. Then you can drag files
back and forth.
You can also start it by just typing:
Then Windows will prompt you for your user name and
password to your domain. Make sure you take the checkmark
off where it asks if it should remember your password.
Slick ? yes.
Safe ? NO
You don't know how a strange machine is set regarding
auto-complete and remembering passwords, and the owner
of that machine could re-trace your steps.
Make sure that you delete your FTP episode from the browser
history before leaving, unless it was on a trusted machine.
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