Integrate An FTP Sever In Windows Explorer Through NetDrive

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Numerous users use a special tool such as FileZilla for exchanging data with a remote FTP server. However for this one needs to first start it and then log in, which is a repetitive process.

It would be have been so much easier if the FTP srver could be directly activated from the Windows Explorer just like a network drive. This is exactly what the freeware NetDrive manages to do. The link-up in form of a drive has an advantage that you can access it directly from the applications and thereby immediately work on the FTP server.


Start the tool after the installation is complete. A few serversof wekk-known companies and universities are already set-up as sample access. For creating another FTP access, on the left hand side, Click on the desired them in the folder structure and subsequently click on “New Site”. Enter a name and on the right hand side, complete all necessary parameters such as “URL”. “Server Type”, and the access data. Similarly, repeat these steps for other servers. Using the “Export” command, you can save the complete server list in a INI file. This in combination with the “Import” function make it easy to set-up the tool on other computers.

To integrate the FTP server as a drive, highlight an entry in the list and under “Drive”, select a free alphabet for the drive.  In case you can use this entry on a regular basic, automate the integration procedure with “Automatic login when NetDrive starts”. A simple click on “Connect” creates the link-up within seconds and opens the Windows Explorer. You can now connect NewDrive, and it then remains active in the system tray.Now, in the main windows of the program, click on “Options”. Here, you can specify whether the tool must be automatically activated with the Windows boot-up if you do not wish the same, simply deactivate the “Automatically run NetDrive when I log on to Windows” option and confirm the change with “OK”.

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