- The attempt to open "ftp://user@ftpserver/url-path" failed or was canceled.
- The password was not allowed.
NOTE: When you use Internet Explorer 5.x and 6 to try to log on to a secure FTP site, the option in the file menu to "Login As" will not show up if the "Enable folder view for FTP sites" in the Advanced tab of the Internet options is not checked.
Internet Explorer 4.x or EarlierTo log on to an FTP site that requires a password in Internet Explorer 4.x or earlier, type the URL in this form
password is the password, and url-path is the directory to log in to.
If you are a member of a domain, then "ftp://domain-name\username:password@url-path" may fail because the backslash (\) is sent in as a literal character and Internet Explorer incorrectly looks for a file instead of parsing a Web address. Changing the backslash (\) in the domain-name\username to domainname%5Cusername works correctly.
NOTE: When you use the steps in this article to log on to a secure FTP site, your user name and password may be displayed in plain text in the Internet Explorer title bar or status bar, while you are connected to the FTP site.
Internet Explorer 5.x and 6To log on to a secure FTP site in Internet Explorer 5.x and 6:
- Log on to the FTP site of your choice, click OK if you receive an error message, click File, and then click Login As.
- In the User Name box, type your user name, and then press TAB.
- Type your password in the Password box, and then press Login.
Article ID: 135975 - Last Review: Sep 23, 2011 - Revision: 1