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I am trying to view an FTP web directory in Google Chrome. Instead of simply loading the page in-browser, it downloads a file to my computer called download, which contains a directory listing of the FTP web directory.

Why is Chrome doing this?

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Could be that Chrome is still parsing the page as http://website.com/ftp. You should try using ftp://website.com/ftp instead.

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  • I am using ftp:// – arnpry Apr 18 '19 at 12:48
  • Could be a problem on your site's configuration, disallowing directory listing. I just tested on both Firefox and Chromium and works fine from here. – sudo Apr 18 '19 at 13:01
  • Can you let me test the site you're trying to go to? – sudo Apr 18 '19 at 13:01
  • Unfortunately, the site is password-protected and I can't give out the login information. I am going to try and contact the web hosting company and try to work with them – arnpry Apr 18 '19 at 13:07
  • Sure no problem – sudo Apr 18 '19 at 13:16

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