FTP using Internet Explorer for Windows
File this under “Little Known Fact”: You can transfer files — upload, download and even change permissions — directly from Internet Explorer.
- Fire up a copy of Internet Explorer
- In the address bar, type the name of your FTP-enabled server
- Enter your user name and password if prompted
Now, be aware that some servers don’t allow anonymous FTP access. You may be denied access without being prompted for a password.
If that happens, you can also authenticate yourself by passing the user name and password to the server through the URL. The basic syntax is:
Thanks to the article How to Obscure Any URL on Personalized PC Help for that tip.