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Display FTP sites contents in an HTML based layout.

This tweak controls the mode Internet Explorer uses for displaying FTP sites contents in an HTML based layout.

Tweak for : Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
Normally, Windows uses port 21 for FTP transfer, but when the programs pick up the port settings from the system then HTTP port 80 will have to be used. Web Based FTP allows Internet Explorer to connect to the regular FTP port and gets whatever directory listing you require. It provides the HTML page with the proper links automatically and displays it. This means, the Folder view for the FTP sites is disabled, FTP sites will display their contents in an HTML-based layout.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. Now, right-click and modify the string value name, “Use Web Based FTP” in the right panel, with “yes” to display FTP contents and “no” to disable it.

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

Internet Explorer FTP Mode.reg

The ".reg" file can use Web Based FTP.

Windows Explorer FTP Mode (Default).reg

The ".reg" file can restrict the use of Web based FTP.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

Folder view for FTP sites is disabled.

Folder view for FTP sites is enabled by default.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".

Second, go to the [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\FTP\] key, right-click on the "Use Web Based FTP" String value and click on "Modify".

Finally, enter the value "yes" in the text box and click on 'OK'.

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