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opening files from network location in windows 8

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We have setup a simple file transfer method for some field workers that will need to take images with their tablets and send them back to the office.

We've created an FTP server.
They are using tablets out in the field running windows 8 pro.
They take a picture and then drag it into a 'network folder' we've created where upon opening that shortcut, it prompts them for their username/password to log in.
They are able to drag it into that folder and see them all listed however, when they want to open up that file, they get an error popup:

ftp://<ftpserverlocation>/<filename>
No such interface supported

opening the file works fine if its on the local machine however.

is there something that is preventing this?  opening files from Windows 7 and previous ones work fine. Why would it not work in Windows 8 pro?

Has anyone experienced this and get it working?
thanks,
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Check if this solve issue..


they says its block by Google chrome

The Solution :

1- go to  control panel >Programs>Turn Windows features on or off

2- expand Intenet Information Services

3- check FTP Server

4- ok      

enjoiy  ............................

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w8itprogeneral/thread/1d2e827a-1d5e-44f3-a80d-a404c75ff065
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google chrome is not installed...
I've installed the ftp server feature, rebooted and refreshed however the same result and not working.

I've gone through the article. Is it true that its no longer supported in Windows 8?
Do we need to resort to 3rd party utilities such as 'WebDrive' for this feature to work?

hating win8 more and more...
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I guess Windows 8 stopped allowing a feature to be able to open files from an FTP network location.
We've just advised users to work around it, they can view the file to review before they place it into the FTP folder
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