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?


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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  • windows explorer isn't an available option for me. What if I don't want a browser? – lm317 Nov 22 '19 at 20:39

Above way also not working for me so I am able to solve it by using below method.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

@="URL:File Transfer Protocol"
"Source Filter"="{E436EBB6-524F-11CE-9F53-0020AF0BA770}"
"URL Protocol"=""

copy paste above code into file named ftp_key.reg and run it.

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