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Thread poster: Jesús Marín Mateos

Jesús Marín Mateos  Identity Verified
Local time: 18:41
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May 4, 2006

Hi everyone!!!!
I have a little problem accessing an ftp site to download documents. I can access it from a friends computer but not from mine and as far as I understand they're both PC with Windows XP and same configuration...when I paste the ftp address on Internet Explorer it comes up as "Not found". If I go to my friends it works....I need to print it off and he doesn't have a printer......any help as to what I should look for????
Many thanks.


tlmurray (X)
Local time: 13:41
Can you reveal the URL? May 4, 2006

It would help, as a "not found" shouldn't be happening with identical URLs.


Elizabeth Adams  Identity Verified
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idea May 4, 2006

I just had a terrible couple of days trying to download a video file via ftp.

My 2 cents is you will save time taking a flash drive to your friend's house and putting the file on there (if it isn't too big, of course).

If you can't, try using ftp programs instead of explorer. I wish I knew more about ftp, too.



Birgit Schrader  Identity Verified
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FileZilla May 4, 2006

I had similar problems, now I use FileZilla. You can download it from the Internet. Perhaps this will work.



Mark Xiang
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shut up your firewall temporarily May 4, 2006

and try again.



Luca Tutino  Identity Verified
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Passive mode May 5, 2006

It might-be that you shoud set a "passive download" mode somewhere in the options of IE. However it is an easier settin to find in a dedicated ftp program (there are many for free - lately I use ws-ftp95).


Local time: 04:41
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Try this May 5, 2006

Go to Control Panel
> "Internet options"
> click on the "Advanced" tab
> make sure that "Use passive FTP" is NOT clicked



Jesús Marín Mateos  Identity Verified
Local time: 18:41
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Thanks.... May 5, 2006

Thanks to everybody.
I will try to change the settings to pasive...however I was really in a hurry and a colleague suggested I downloaded which I did and it worked!!!! is only the trial version for 30 days but it means I can work on this project.
Many thanks to everybody.
Kind regards.


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