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mapping FTP share on Win98

By ISCMRO1 ·
Is there any way to set up an FTP location in Win98 similar to My Network Places in Win2k? I'm looking to set a path to a FTP site so a user can access the location from an application (which would eliminate the need for a user to manually transfer the file from the FTP site to a local drive using explorer or an FTP client).

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by ISCMRO1 In reply to mapping FTP share on Win9 ...

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by BuffaloDan In reply to mapping FTP share on Win9 ...

Unfortunately, without an FTP aware application it cannot be accessed as a normal network share. (assuming this site is not in your local network)

FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol and is one of the earliest set of protocols defined in the early 70's days of ARPANet, the precursor to the internet. It's purpose has not changed, it was defined to allow remote users to upload and download files, just as telnet was defined to allow remote users to connect to other systems, and requires a terminal emulator package today to utilize,
An FTP site requires that you have an FTP aware application in order to access the site.

I'm not sure, but I believe Powerdesk4 from ontrack, will map an FTP connection for you. And has an explorer type interface, in fact it is marketed as an explorer replacement. This utility is available from ZDnet downloads.

If this FTP site is part of yopur local network, and is shared with local access accross your network, then you could open the site with explorer

Hope this helps.

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by ISCMRO1 In reply to mapping FTP share on Win9 ...

Powerdesk wasn't the answer. Unfortunately the FTP server is outside the firewall. I appreciate the info. I was just hoping there was a way to do it that I hadn't thought of.

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