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Hi

I am trying to open an ftp site from a button on an Intranet.  All machines are using IE7 so I need the button to open windows explorer with the address ftp://192.168.16.1  and then ask for the login details.

I would have thought that something like

“%windir%\explorer.exe ftp://192.168.16.1”

Would work, but no luck.  The site is written in php / html

Can any one help??

Cheers

Si
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<input type="button" onclick="window.open('ftp://192.168.16.1','_blank') name='button'>
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<input type="button" onclick="window.open('ftp://192.168.16.1','_blank')" name='button'> forgot a "
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Hummm didnt seem to work.  Heres what I'm doing

 <td><a href = "window.open('ftp://192.168.16.1','_blank')"   onMouseOver="document.Keyboard.src='buttons/ftp.gif';" onMouseOut="document.Keyboard.src='buttons/ftp1.gif';"><img src="buttons/ftp2.gif" name="Keyboard" width="252" height="42" border="0"></a></td>

Any idea where I'm going wrong
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by:steelseth12
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since your not using an input button just janfle it like a normal link .... i.e

<a href = "ftp://192.168.16.1" target="_blank"
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by:brasso_42
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Hi

This is ok, but it does not open in explorer ... it opens a new IE page.  The problem with this is IE7 does not support FTP  you have to click page, open FTP site in windows explorer.  Although this is easy enough to do my beloved users will get confused, bless them.

Any ideas
Cheers

Si
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JakobA earned 2000 total points
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http://enhanceie.com/useragent.aspx

But I guess that is a bit too late for you :-(
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