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SpaceIke
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FTP file access from browsers

Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:30 am

Hi,
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
Chrome
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* M91 - FTP support removed from codebase. (Updated: Previously code removal was slated for M88. It is now targeting M91)
Edge
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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"
Firefox
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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?
RetroJJ
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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. :)
plugh83
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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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