FTP connection with IE problem

Posted on 2005-04-11
Last Modified: 2013-11-29
I used to connect via FTP to my web server with IE, but lately I cannot do that any more, the only program that works is WS FTP.

IE goes as far as saying "getting contents of folder" (so it authenticates ok) and then I get "an error occurred opening that folder on the ftp server. Make sure you have permissions to access that folder. Details, the operation timed out. Then i use the same credentials with WS FTP and it works!!! Why?!

I can't even access via DOS. I spoke to the provider and they say that nothing's changed on their side. I'd be happy if I could connect with Dreamweaver as well, that used to work too.
Question by:bassfaldo
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    How To Enable or Disable Passive FTP mode in Internet Explorer

    Author Comment

    well, I'm sure I'd tried that one... maybe you just have to be told... right?

    Thank you very mych PeteLong
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    by:Pete Long
    :) ThanQ

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