Tuesday, December 14, 2010

FTP client

Not many people seem to know this: the Windows file explorer can be used as a simple FTP client by entering a URL of the following format in the  text box where normally the directory is shown:


Just drag files and whole directories to here and they will be transferred.

Note: when clicking on a URL like that the Internet explorer will start, allowing a “read-only” view of an FTP site.

1 comment:

  1. It's been a while since I used it, but I thought Internet Exploder was bidirectional (meaning drag and drop onto the IE window would upload the file). Firefox users can turn it into an FTP client with the FireFTP addon.