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Set up a FTP account as network drive in Windows

Instead of using a separate FTP program, Windows offers the possibility to use a FTP server as a network drive.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to set up a network drive under Windows 7.

Step 1

Open the menu by clicking on the Windows or Start button with the right mouse button at the bottom left and then select "Open Windows Explorer".

Step 2

Now right-click on the "Computer" entry and select "Add network address" in the context menu.

Step 3

On the next screen, simply click the "Next" button.

Select "A user-defined network address" and click "Next".

Step 4

In the next step, enter your domain name in the text field as shown in the following image.

(Please note that you are entering your domain name and not our sample data).

Then click on the "Next" button.

Step 5

Remove the tick in front of "Register anonymously".

Now enter your FTP login in the text field "Username" and then click on the "Next" button.

Step 6

Next, enter the name of the network address and confirm again by clicking on the Button "Next".

Step 7

Leave the check mark on the next screen and click on "Next".

Now enter the FTP access data that you received by e-mail (your access data for the domain ...).

Completed, it would look as follows: (Please note that you must enter your access data and not our example data).

Now check the box in front of "Save password" so that you don't have to save it each time you enter your name.

The last step is to click on the "Login" button to connect to your web hosting package.

FTP access can now be conveniently used like a normal drive via Windows Explorer.

Please make sure that the files have to be copied into the directory "/htdocs", otherwise the homepage will not be displayed and the homepage of your homepage will have one of the following names:




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