Solved

opening files from network location in windows 8

Posted on 2013-06-10
4
462 Views
Last Modified: 2013-10-14
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,
0
Comment
Question by:andrew_transparent
  • 3
4 Comments
 
LVL 22

Assisted Solution

by:Haresh Nikumbh
Haresh Nikumbh earned 500 total points
ID: 39235332
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
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:andrew_transparent
ID: 39235545
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...
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
andrew_transparent earned 0 total points
ID: 39308096
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
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:andrew_transparent
ID: 39570360
Resolved
0

Featured Post

Optimizing Cloud Backup for Low Bandwidth

With cloud storage prices going down a growing number of SMBs start to use it for backup storage. Unfortunately, business data volume rarely fits the average Internet speed. This article provides an overview of main Internet speed challenges and reveals backup best practices.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Ever wondered why Windows 8 and 10 don't seem to accept your GPO-based software deployment while Windows 7 does? Read on.
Today, still in the boom of Apple, PC's and products, nearly 50% of the computer users use Windows as graphical operating systems. If you are among those users who love windows, but are grappling to keep the system's hard drive optimized, then you s…
Windows 8 came with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from that interface was a Start button and Start Menu. Microsoft responded to negative user feedback of the Metro interface, bringing back the Start button a…
The Task Scheduler is a powerful tool that is built into Windows. It allows you to schedule tasks (actions) on a recurring basis, such as hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, at log on, at startup, on idle, etc. This video Micro Tutorial is a brief intro…

772 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question