Here's our Hardware Tip for.. August 12, 1999
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Rich File Transfer Protocol (FTP) folders on the Internet now appear with the same look and richness of folders as those on a userís hard drive. This provides users with a seamless look across local data and data on the Internet.
To access FTP sites directly using IE5:
In the Address bar, type the Internet address (URL) for the FTP site you want to connect to. For example: ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/
To download a file or folder, right-click the item on the page, and then click Download To.
To log on as a different user to this FTP site, click the File menu, and then click Login As.
To rename or delete items in an FTP folder, or paste items into an FTP site (upload), you can use the same commands and actions you use with Windows Explorer or My Computer.
On some FTP sites, you can only view or download files. Only the people who run or own the site can rename, delete, or upload files.
On many FTP sites, you are automatically logged on anonymously, so you can view or download files. To upload, rename, or delete files, you may need to log on using a special username and password. Also, different areas of the same site may require different logons.
You cannot move files within or between FTP sites. You can move files from an FTP site to a temporary location on your computer or a network drive and then upload them to another FTP site or different folder on the same site.
Some programs may support opening and saving files from FTP servers by typing an FTP address in the File, Open or File, Save dialog box.