Connecting via FTP using Windows


File Explorer cannot force UTF-8 encoding for file and directory names. To avoid possible problems with name encoding, we recommend using a specialized FTP client, like FileZilla or WinSCP.
  1. Open File Explorer via «This computer» or a combination Win+E.
  2. In the left pane of Explorer, right-click on «This computer», select «Add new item to Network Neighborhood» and press «Further:
  3. Pleaseselect «Please select a different network location» and press «Further»:
  4. In field «Network address or Internet address» specify the server address in the form ftp://example.ftp.toolswhere instead of example.ftp.tools use host from FTP connection data), and press «Further»:
  5. Uncheck the box next to «Anonymous login», in field «User » indicate FTP user login and press «Further»:
  6. Specify an arbitrary connection name and click «Further».
  7. Complete the setup. When opening the added resource, when prompted for a password, enter FTP user password.


The ftp program in Windows can only work in active connection mode (when the server sends requests to the client), so FTP connection from the command line is available only for devices with public IP address and configured or disabled firewallto accept requests on the ports used for the FTP connection.
  1. Open command prompt: press combination Win+R, in the window that appears, enter cmd and press Enter or «OK».
  2. Run the command:
  3. Open a new connection by running the command:
    open example.ftp.tools

    Instead example.ftp.tools specify host from FTP connection data.

  4. When prompted for a username and password, enter FTP username and password.