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In Windows 7, I have installed the Firefox browser, which apparently registers itself as the default FTP handler, but doesn't handle FTP very well. How can I make FTP links open in Internet Explorer, but keep Firefox as my default browser?

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Click the Start Orb then click Default Programs and select Associate a file type or protocol with a program.

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This may take a while to load. From here, Go to the bottom and look under Protocols select FTP

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Then double click on Internet Explorer and you are done!

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But what if I want to associate a protocol with an application that is not shown in the Set Associations dialog?

Ex: I want to make the application "CoreFTP" the default handler for FTP and SFTP protocols, but CoreFTP is not shown in the Set Associations dialog when I click FTP under protocols.

Another issue: How do I add a protocol to the list? Eg, "SFTP" is not in the list of protocols.

Thanks!

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