I have a remote VM that runs Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS. I installed on that remote machine
vsftpd. Therefore I can access folders and files on that remote machine through FTP. My goal is to make my life simpler so on my Windows 8 machine (local), I created a new network location in the Windows Explorer. To be specific, while on "This PC", i right clicked -> add a network location, and typed the URL
ftp://RemoteUbuntuServerDomain.org. I was indeed able to view the files the way I wanted but when I double click a file (not a folder), it opens with firefox.
Associate a file type or protocol with a specific program I found that FTP is indeed associated with Mozilla Firefox but when I tried to change it, the suggested options where other browsers, WinSCP, or
Look for an app in the store. It makes sense to not be able to open any ftp link with an editor of course.
Could there be a way so I can assign an editor into opening files, or at least filetypes through FTP and through the Windows explorer? My editor of preference is Sublime Text and I do not want to use an FTP plugin on that editor. I don't want a WinSCP type of solution either. I would like the behavior I described.
Edit: This seems to be a problem that bothers other people too as hinted in the comments. So far the solutions suggested/approached by me are as follows:
- [Suggested] NetDrive, WebDrive, Swish (doesn't work on windows 8) and Fling. So far NetDrive seems to be the closer one but it costs after 30 days of trial.
- [Approach] Try to assign a custom program to the FTP protocol (and its derivatives like ftps,sftp etc) through registry. (relevant for WinSCP. Found one for FileZilla too but can't post more than 2 links with less than 10 rep)
- [Approach] Maybe create a VPN with the server and browse the folders in the server as local would be a non-FTP solution. This however has the issue that I have to start a vpn connection with the server everytime or be always on a VPN connection. Maybe I could assign a network card to connect to the VPN and have my main card for public internet connection?