Microsoft ® Windows ® My Network Places

The following is how to connect to FTP server using the built in My Network Places feature of Microsoft ® Windows ® XP Professional. Other versions of Microsoft ® Windows ® may support My Network Places but the steps involved could be slightly different.

Before you can use My Network Places to connect to FTP server, you will need to add a network place first.

  1. Click Start and choose My Network Places. My Network Places window should appear.

  2. Click Add a network place. This should present you with Add Network Place Wizard. Click Next when done with the introduction.

  3. Windows will try to fetch information from the Internet. After a while a menu will appear, choose Choose another network location and then click Next.

  4. On the next screen you need to specify the location of the FTP server. Assuming your account username is u777 and your domain is, specify Click Next to contine.

  5. On the next screen, you can specify a descriptive name of the network place you've just created. Click Next and then click Finish.

After the FTP server has been added to My Network Place, it is easy to connect to the FTP server.

  1. Click Start and choose My Network Places. My Network Places windows should appear.

  2. Double click on the network place you want to connect. You may be asked for a password.

  3. When successful, a window showing your FTP network place should appear. Now you can use standard file operation (drag and drop, or cut/copy and paste) on this window.

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