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  • Feb 8, 2006, 04:37 AM
    Accessing FTP through My Network Places
    I'm trying to access a music file I've hidden on my website, but of course I can't remember what I've called it so I thought I'd access the FTP window and look for it that way, but I'm having trouble getting on it by putting in the bit - it keeps timing out before the login box appears. I'm at work at the minute and the PCs aren't that great, but someone suggested trying to access it through My Network Places in Windows. I've done this, but it still times out before the password box appears. Now, it was suggested that there was a way to include your login details actually IN the address of the ftp site, for example if my password was 'sunbeam', it's be something like but I can't get that to work. Does anybody know the proper way of putting your login details into the address to stop the Login box appearring? I work in a hospital, and all the PCs are on a HUGE server so I don't know if that's why it's timing out, but I'd really like to get my hands on this file today!

    I hope that makes sense and that someone will be able to help. Cheers! :)
  • Feb 8, 2006, 04:56 AM
    What you want is ftp://<username>:<password>@<ftpsite>. So that's the username followed by a colon followed by the password followed by @ and then the ftp address.

    For example

    Alternatively, why not just download a free FTP client? FileZilla is a great one.
  • Feb 8, 2006, 05:05 AM
    Your company's firewall may be blocking the standard FTP port (21).

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