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Windows Vista™ Inside Out by Craig Stinson, Carl Siechert, Ed Bott

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Using Internet Explorer as an FTP Client

You can use Internet Explorer to access repositories of files using File Transfer Protocol (FTP) sites as well as using HTTP to visit websites. To specify an FTP address, use the ftp:// prefix instead of http://. By default, Internet Explorer displays directory listings from FTP sites in a plain text view, using system fonts, as in the example in Figure 6-18. You can click the link to open any file saved in a browser-friendly format (text or HTML, for example) directly in the browser window. To save a file, right-click its hyperlink and choose Save Target As.

FTP listings in an Internet Explorer window use this bare-bones text format.

Figure 6-18. FTP listings in an Internet Explorer ...

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