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Originally the "Tech Support Pits" were reports of the funniest tech support incidents, but over the years the column gradually shifted to answering tech support questions put forward by the readers of the Dear Webby Humor Letter.

This collection of computer and web advice was started partly because readers demanded an archive, and partly because some questions were asked again and again. Each page has a different day's Tech Support Pits column.

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09/22/04: FTP via browser

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From Bert=== Dear Webby, 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. Thanks Bert Dear Bert 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. Have FUN! DearWebby
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