Did you know that it is possible to add a FTP player on Windows ?
The method works from Windows 7 to Windows 10 and it’s very easy to set up.
The goal is to simplify the use of the FTP client and to be able to access files from your Windows explorer.
So here is a complete tutorial for add and remove an FTP drive on Windows.
What is an FTP server for?
An FTP (File Transfer Protocol) server allows you to easily transfer files between a server and a client (your computer). We have made a tutorial for create an FTP server on Windows
To send or download files we use an FTP client. There are alternative clients like FileZilla or WinScp.
Now that your FTP server is online, here’s how to map the FTP drive on your Windows computer.
Our FTP reader is also called network location.
Add an ftp drive on Windows
The handling is identical on Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7. You must of course know the name / IP of your server as well as the username and password of your account.
Now we have to go to theWindows explorer> This PC and choose connect a network drive at the top of the menus.
In the next window we then choose “Connect to a website where documents and images can be stored”
Validate the first step of the wizard:
We then choose a personalized location.
Then you must specify the address of your FTP server.
You are then offered to open an anonymous session, generally you must instead enter your username and password. We have to uncheck the box “Open an anonymous session” then enter the login.
Then we define a name for our FTP reader such as FTP TUTOS-INFORMATIQUE.
We come to the end of the wizard. The shortcut will be created.
The wizard is finished, an authentication request is requested:
If that happens you will find your ftp reader which is map in your windows explorer
Delete an FTP drive on Windows
Remove network location
In our first part we have to map an FTP drive on our Windows system. Now we will see how to delete the reader but also how to delete the login credentials.
To delete the reader you have to do a right-click then delete in Windows Explorer
But this manipulation does not remove the username and password.
Remove Ftp username and password stored in Windows
There is no simple interface to delete the login and password memorized by Windows. I also sought to Windows ID Manager and I have no info.
The Identification Manager is accessible from the control panel:
So finally go through the registry.
Make the touch Windows + R and enter “regedit”
Once the registry is open, go here:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER Software Microsoft FTP Accounts
The list of servers are indicated, you just have to right-click then delete in order to purge the login and password stored by the system.