Here's our Internet Explorer Tip for.. March 16, 2000
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FTP View
A new feature in Internet Explorer 5 allows you to view FTP sites as you would view any folder on your computer. FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol, and it's a way of copying files from one computer to another over the Internet. You might download shareware, for example, or program updates and patches. To make sure you can use this feature, select Tools, Internet Options. When the Internet Options dialog box launches, click the Advanced tab to bring it forward. Scroll down to the Browsing section, and make sure the box marked Use Web Based FTP is unchecked. To open an FTP site, enter its location in the Address bar, preceded by

ftp://

For example:

ftp://ftp.download.com

Good luck!