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How to connect to an FTP server from a Web Browser ?

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Even though one can get the most flexibility using an FTP client software, it is sometimes faster/easier to just connect to an FTP server using your web browser. You can connect by using an url in the form of:


where user:password are your username and password, ftpserver_url is the IP address or URL of the server, and /path is an optional directory name.

If the FTP server does not require username and password, you can connect by using simply:


For additional information, see: MSKB 135975

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