By Avik, Gaea News Network
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
A file transfer protocol (FTP) program is what lets users get connected to an FTP server. This protocol provides the liberty for users to upload, exchange or sync files from their computer with the FTP server. There are quite a number of FTP programs that can be found and used to perform the FTP service on your computer.
Amongst them the simplest of all has been listed by us (thanks to eHow), the Windows operating system flaunts a built-in utility called “Map Network Drive” that is quite competent to be used to set up an FTP on the system natively.
Follow these Steps:
Click “Start,” then click “Computer.”
Click the “Map Network Drive” button located below the address bar of the “Computer” folder window. The “Map Network Drive” window will open.
Click the “SignUp fro Online Storage or Connect to a Network Server” text link. The “Add Network Location” wizard will open.
Click “Next,” then click “Choose another network location” to select it. Click the “Next” button and enter the FTP address in the text box under “Internet or network address.”
Click “Next,” then enter the login information for the server. Click “Next,” then enter a name for the FTP connection and click the “Finish” button. The FTP connection will appear in the open “Computer” folder window in the “Network Location” section.