It took me a few days to get an FTP "folder" able to work in something other than filezilla, and it finally came together now I need to get it to work so I don't need to drag folders over. What steps do I need to take to make my internet folder accessible by intellij PHPStorm, since it's not getting recognized by the browse option?

The reason why I gave up on their FTP settings is because it has access, but can't connect the FTP.

  • The FTP folders in Windows Explorer (and WebDAV, for that matter) are not real folders, and are only available in Windows Explorer/Internet Explorer I believe. – Darth Android Mar 7 '16 at 22:09
  • how do I set the "folder" up for FTPing then? I already knew it was a shortcut folder. – a coder Mar 7 '16 at 22:12
  • You might look here for that: serverfault.com/questions/6079/… – Darth Android Mar 7 '16 at 22:14
  • @DarthAndroid that worked brilliantly, you should write that answer down so I can give you some points. – a coder Mar 7 '16 at 22:52

The FTP and WebDAV folders you can create in Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer will not show up outside of those programs. To mount a FTP share where any program can access it, you need a program which will mount the FTP share as a drive in Windows.

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  • That only worked for the 20 day free trial, how do I make one permanent? – a coder Mar 30 '16 at 5:20
  • @acoder Buy a license to the software. – Darth Android Mar 30 '16 at 15:09
  • When I get the money – a coder Mar 30 '16 at 16:25

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