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Can't open my ftp site. . .

by Coryphaeus / July 3, 2004 11:19 AM PDT

IBM NetVista
128 Meg RAM
W98SE - all updates
IE6 - all updates

After removing my failing and flaky 10 Gig HD and replacing it with a new 40 Gig HD, I cannot open my web site via ftp. I get the infamous "Page cannot be displayed" screen. I have been in Tools, Internet Options, "Enable folder view for FTP sites" and it is checked. It was working on the old drive, but not now.

I have the security and privacy settings set exactly like my main machine running XP Home. All the settings appear to be the same as I can access the site from my XP machine.

What am I missing?

Thanks,

Wayne

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Re: Can't open my ftp site. . .
by Cursorcowboy / July 3, 2004 10:51 PM PDT

1. FTP Folders is a shell extension installed by default in Internet Explorer that lets you browse FTP Web sites in Windows Explorer or Internet Explorer by using an Internet Explorer-style folder-based interface and with the Internet Explorer Browsing Enhancements feature, but is installed only when you select a full or typical installation, [Q217888].

a. When you click the Use Web Based FTP or Enable Folder View for FTP sites check box to select it, you are disabling FTP Folder functionality

Specifies to use Web-based FTP, which works through all proxies but only supports viewing directory listings and downloading files. If you turn this feature off, and an FTP gateway proxy is used, files and folders can be uploaded, downloaded, renamed, and deleted.

Note: You may note through out the referenced articles that there is a disparity concerning the use of the word disabled. FWIW, either turn it ON or OFF -- which ever works.

b. To turn ON/OFF the FTP Folders option which when turned OFF, the browser reverts to the functionality of IE v4.x, [Q303366]:

(1) Start Internet Explorer.

(2) On the Tools menu, click Internet Options, and then click the Advanced tab.

(3) Under Browsing in the Settings box, click to clear the Enable folder view for FTP sites check box, and then click OK.

(4) Quit Internet Explorer.

(5) Unregister the Msieftp.dll file. To do this, follow these steps:

(6) On the Start menu, click Run.

(7) In the Open box, type the command line appropriate for your operating system, and then click OK. If you are running Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 98, or Windows 98 Second Edition, type:
regsvr32.exe /u C:\Windows\System\msieftp.dll

Note: If you are running Microsoft Windows NT, type:
regsvr32.exe /u C:\Winnt\System32\msieftp.dll

(8) Click OK to the DllUnregisterServer in path\msieftp.dll succeeded message.
Restart your computer.

2. Supplemental reading:

a. "Folder Error error message when you attempt to gain access to FTP server (Q260156)."

b. "Unable to Install FTP Folders When You Install Internet Explorer 6 (Q299893)."

c. "Internal Clients Cannot Access FTP Sites Through Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2000 (Q814473)."

d. "Internet Explorer Stops Responding When You Open an FTP Site (Q823837)."

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Oh well. . .
by Coryphaeus / July 4, 2004 11:12 AM PDT

my brilliance and deductive reasoning came through.

In unchecked the "allow" box, closed IE, reopened IE, rechecked the box, closed IE, reopened and voila!

Magic.

Thanks Bill for all your searching.

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