FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a popular method for transferring files between computers over a network. Windows has built-in support for connecting to FTP servers using File Explorer. Here’s how to connect to FTP servers in Windows:
- Open File Explorer by pressing Windows + E or by clicking on the File Explorer icon in the taskbar.
- In the File Explorer window, click on the “This PC” or “Computer” option on the left-hand side.
- Click on the “Add a network location” option in the top menu bar.
- In the “Add Network Location” wizard that appears, click on “Next.”
- Choose the option “Choose a custom network location” and click on “Next.”
- In the “Internet or network address” field, enter the address of the FTP server you want to connect to. For example, ftp://ftp.example.com or ftp://192.168.1.1.
- Enter a name for the network location and click on “Next.”
- You will be prompted to enter your FTP username and password. Enter the credentials and click on “Next.”
- Choose whether you want to open the FTP server in File Explorer automatically after completing the wizard and click on “Finish.”
- You should now see the FTP server listed under “This PC” in File Explorer. Double-click on it to access the files and folders on the server.
Note: If you want to connect to an FTP server using a web browser, simply enter the FTP server address in the address bar preceded by “ftp://”. For example, ftp://ftp.example.com. You will be prompted to enter your FTP username and password to access the files and folders on the server.
Connecting to FTP servers in Windows is a simple and easy process, and it allows you to transfer files quickly and securely over a network.