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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 '14 at 15:57
@codescribblr: No. If you need that you'll need to use a proper FTP client. – afrazier Nov 10 '14 at 18:31
What are the default Explorer options so i can mimic them exactly in my FTP client? – theB3RV Mar 11 '15 at 20:57
@theB3RV: IIRC, Explorer defaults to Active Mode FTP. I can't think of any other FTP-specific options for Explorer off the top of my head. – afrazier Mar 12 '15 at 14:59

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