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Windows Explorer's FTP functionality appears to be caching downloaded files, such that when I drag drop (to download) the same file again, it's not downloading the latest version from the FTP server. How can I disable file caching in Explorer's FTP support?

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Did you try just clearing the browser cache ? – Psycogeek Feb 12 '12 at 11:21
@Psycogeek I can't do this every time. I need a way for the FTP cache to be disabled indefinitely. – DuckMaestro Feb 12 '12 at 20:46
I figured that, but does clearing it work? there can be 3 sides to a cache. the original server, the ISP cache, and your own. the first 2 are usually covered because of problems it caused people, any caching on thier end, is way more carefull. – Psycogeek Feb 13 '12 at 0:19
@Psycogeek gotcha. Yea, I tried clearing IE's cache and that seems to clear the FTP cache. So at this point I'm hoping for a way to separate the two, and if not, a "plan B" is to disable IE's cache altogether I suppose. – DuckMaestro Feb 13 '12 at 2:26
does that "private browse" stuff use the cache less? Are you Open to other software , like a downloader that bypasses windows cache? A FTP client that actually uses all features of the FTP, instead of windows method? A Ram_disk Cache for the net temps, that clears in miliseconds? Setting a cleaner to icon click, on command, like Ccleaner and a quick shortcut to it running one action with just one click, or a quick batch that ripps through temps? – Psycogeek Feb 13 '12 at 2:36

There is no way that I know of to manipulate that. Is another FTP client (Filezilla for example) a viable option?

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I would also use a ftp-client like filezilla. This behaviour of windows-ftp is really old and I don't think that it will be fixed. – etalon11 Jun 21 '15 at 16:26

This is working for me:

Control Panel =>
  Internet Options =>
    Browsing history :: [ Settings ]

Temporary Internet Files =>
  (+) Every time I visit the webpage

Click [OK].
If it sets back to Automatically => Ignore.

Cached files located here (Win 8.1):
C:\Users\ <name> \AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache

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