How can I use Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) to pass a username and password to an FTP site?

A. If you access an FTP site that doesn't allow anonymous access, you must provide a username and password. To access an FTP site anonymously from IE, use the syntax

ftp://ftp.<site name>.com

To pass a username and password, the syntax is

ftp://<username>:<password>@<ftp site>

For example, to access the Internet Software Consortium (ISC) ftp site, you might type

ftp://john:[email protected]

where "john" is the username and "[email protected]" is the password.

Similarly, to pass just a username, you can use the syntax

ftp://<username>@<ftp site>
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