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Enabling FTP in Internet Explorer

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I am attempting to enable FTP via Internet Explorer v6 on various machines.  The method I use for this is to go into the Advanced Tab on the Internet Explorer properties dialog and check "Enable Folder View for FTP Sites" and check "Use Passive FTP etc..."

This allows me FTP to sites ok.  However, on certain machines, all same operating system, service pack and IE version, the above two options are missing!

How do I configure Internet Explorer such that these options are available?

Regards

Ian
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Ian, the registry may be missed the following two keys. Import them and see if they are back or not.

(1)  "Enable folder view for FTP sites"

----Registry export/import content
(copy the content within the dotted lines and paste into notepad and saved as *.reg and merge into the registry by double click the saved *.reg file. Prior to merging, backup your current registry and inspect the registry if the key has been missed or not.
A written down hard copy of corresponding key is always recommended.)
---------------------------------
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\AdvancedOptions\BROWSE\FTPUI]
"RegPath"="Software\\Microsoft\\Ftp"
"Text"="Enable folder view for FTP sites"
"Type"="checkbox"
"CheckedValue"="no"
"UncheckedValue"="yes"
"ValueName"="Use Web Based FTP"
"DefaultValue"="no"
"HKeyRoot"=dword:80000001
"HelpID"="iexplore.hlp#50560"
"PlugUIText"="@inetcplc.dll,-4737"
------------------------------------------------------------------
It looks like as following in the registry.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\AdvancedOptions\BROWSE\FTPUI
Name                      Data
(Default)                  (value not set)
[ab]CheckedValue      "no"
[ab]DefaultValue        "no"
[ab]HelpID                "iexplore.hlp#50560"
[dword]HKeyRoot       0x80000001 (2147483649)
[ab]PlugUIText          "@inetcplc.dll,-4737"
[ab]RegPath              "Software\\Microsoft\\Ftp"
[ab]Text                  "Enable folder view for FTP sites"
[ab]Type                  "checkbox"
[ab]UncheckedValue   "yes"
[ab]ValueName          "Use Web Based FTP"

(2)  "Use Passive FTP for compatibility with some firewalls and DSL modems"

----Registry export/import content
(copy the content within the dotted lines and paste into notepad and saved as *.reg and merge into the registry by double click the saved *.reg file. Prior to merging, backup your current registry and inspect the registry if the key has been missed or not.
A written down hard copy of corresponding key is always recommended.)
---------------------------------
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\AdvancedOptions\BROWSE\FTPPASV]
"RegPath"="Software\\Microsoft\\Ftp"
"Text"="Use Passive FTP for compatibility with some firewalls and DSL modems"
"Type"="checkbox"
"CheckedValue"="yes"
"UncheckedValue"="no"
"ValueName"="Use PASV"
"DefaultValue"="no"
"HKeyRoot"=dword:80000001
"HelpID"="iexplore.hlp#50588"
"PlugUIText"="@inetcplc.dll,-4743"

------------------------------------------------------------------
It looks like as following in the registry.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\AdvancedOptions\BROWSE\FTPPASV
Name                      Data
(Default)                  (value not set)
[ab]CheckedValue      "yes"
[ab]DefaultValue        "no"
[ab]HelpID                "iexplore.hlp#50588"
[dword]HKeyRoot       0x80000001 (2147483649)
[ab]PlugUIText          "@inetcplc.dll,-4743"
[ab]RegPath              "Software\\Microsoft\\Ftp"
[ab]Text                  "Use Passive FTP for compatibility with some firewalls and DSL modems"
[ab]Type                  "checkbox"
[ab]UncheckedValue   "no"
[ab]ValueName          "Use PASV"


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Commented:
Worked a treat.

Many thanks

Ian
Glad that it is fine now.   ;-)

Patricia