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Chapter 28. Finding, Organizing, and Sav... > Downloading Files from FTP Sites

Downloading Files from FTP Sites

One of the most common ways to distribute files of all types over the Internet is with File Transfer Protocol (FTP) servers. Unlike Web servers, which are designed primarily to assemble hypertext documents for viewing in a browser window, FTP servers use FTP to move files between computers. Internet Explorer is capable of acting as a basic FTP client.

To connect directly to an FTP site from your Web browser, enter the name of the site in the Address bar. Because FTP servers don't include graphics support, the display you see in the browser window is as austere as the one in Figure 28.13.


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