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FTP file access from browsers

Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:30 am

I have been using GB64 for years and really love this site / forum.

I upgraded to the latest version of Firefox the other day and lost my ability to access files from the FTP site. After some googling, I fixed the issue for now, but it appears that Firefox, Google and Bing are very quickly working towards a timeline of depreciating full ftp access
* M91 - FTP support removed from codebase. (Updated: Previously code removal was slated for M88. It is now targeting M91)
Don't use it , but MS site sates "In general, Microsoft Edge* does not support connection to an FTP server. We recommend installing Internet Explorer to continue using the FTP function"
FTP support turned off by default in Firefox 88 (current version), however 88 & 89 can have FTP restored through retained settings. However, version 90 (eta end June) will not support FTP protocol

I was wondering if there is any updates from GB64 on how we will be able to access these files in the future?
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Re: FTP file access from browsers

Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:31 am

Internet Explorer works, but it's not a great long-term solution.

FileZilla, though, is a great, free option. :)
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Re: FTP file access from browsers

Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:58 pm

In Chrome type chrome://flags in the address bar
Go to Enable support for FTP URLs
Select enabled in the drop down list and relaunch

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