If I create a shortcut with this "ftp://x.x.x.x", it will open default browser and go to that ftp. Is there any way to let the shortcut open that FTP in explorer?
The following are the steps to map the FTP site as a drive on your computer which in turn can be opened with Windows Explorer.
*Note: If there are any mistakes in my post, please edit them accordingly.
Control Panel > Folder Options
Extension: (NONE), File Types: URL: File Transfer Protocol
Application used to perform action:
Change that part, and "Application" to use Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe) instead.