trying to connect to remote server's d drive with ftp

Posted on 2004-10-24
Last Modified: 2008-03-03
   I am trying to access my clients server using ftp.  I want to access the d: drive but when I connect it goes to c:.  I am a programmer.   I know nothing about setting up these connections.  How do I get access to the d: drive for ftp.  

  Eventually I want to be able to use this connection for Dreamweaver to change files directly on the server.  Not sure how to setup that network connection.  
Question by:JGoyer
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    How are you connecting to the client server and is there any FTP server set on that server ?

    Can you not navigate or change directory to D drive once getting into C drive ?

    Check in the client machine which drive is assigned to be part of the FTP server.. May be D drive is not allowed access .
    Check in there

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    I think that you may be correct about access not allowed.  I have put in a request to change that.  I don't know how we can get around the need to access the d drive.  Perhaps just during setup then change to deny access after that.  Is the d drive (where we have all the data) normally blocked from ftp?
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    It depends on how the FTP is set on the server.. Do you guys have a FTP server on the server running ?

    How do you access that C drive from your machine through command prompt or  Windows GUI ?

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    by:Lee W, MVP
    You're client's server needs to be configured to export the d: drive via FTP.  FTP, by default, if running, always connects you to c:\inetpub\ftproot - you can add virtual directories to other paths, including D:\, but by default, that's the only one.  Your client needs to configure the FTP server to allow you to connect to the d: drive if they haven't already

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