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I am running an FTP server on my PC. I opened Windows Explorer and navigated to: I connect and the servers root directory files are displayed, great.

However, from a cmd prompt I am unable to successfully ftp into the server:

C:\>ftp ftp.localhost
Unknown host ftp.localhost.
ftp> bye

C:\>ftp ftp://localhost
Unknown host ftp://localhost.
ftp> bye

Unknown host

How can I fix this problem?

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Should I delete this question? – Tommy Jan 20 '10 at 2:28
up vote 5 down vote accepted

Try ftp localhost (without the ftp://)

ftp localhost
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Thanks. That did it. – Tommy Jan 20 '10 at 2:20
then accept the answer – akira Jan 21 '10 at 6:07

ANSWER: "C:\>ftp localhost"

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