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I'd like to use Windows Explorer to connect to an FTP site in active move. Where and what do I have to configure to enable this?

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This is configured from the Control Panel -- Internet Options in particular. Go to the Advanced tab and scroll down until you find a checkbox labeled "Use Passive FTP (for firewall and DSL modem compatibility)". Uncheck it.

Yes, Windows Explorer follows Internet Explorer's settings.

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Is there any way to configure this on a site by site basis (i.e. non-global setting)? –  codescribblr Nov 10 at 15:57
    
@codescribblr: No. If you need that you'll need to use a proper FTP client. –  afrazier Nov 10 at 18:31

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