does IE 8 supports SSL over FTP?


  • hi ,
     i am trying to work on IE8 to connect to FTP site which is working on SSL. but i could not get connect to FTP. so does internet Ecplorer 8 works as clint for FTP over SSL? do i have to user any third party tool to work in it.
    Mohit Goyal
    Wednesday, April 15, 2009 4:47 PM

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  • Hi,

    Tools>Internet Options - Advanced tab "Enable FTP folder view (outside of Internet Explorer)"?

    Friday, April 17, 2009 7:31 AM
  • Thank you for this option but it is alreasy checked and i am usung IE8 for Secure FTP connection.which should work explicit or implicit witl SSL. but when tried to put 'ftps://localhost' it does not connect to FTP server running on SSL.
    Mohit Goyal
    Monday, April 20, 2009 4:22 PM
  • Hi Mohit,

    I could not find any documentation about this... at all.

    I note that in my registry (Vista x86 SP1) that I do have a ftp protocol handler, but no ftps protocol handler....

    I tried search for a ftps protocol but did not find anything that is generic to Windows platforms.

    Wednesday, April 22, 2009 10:49 AM
  • DO you have any update that when does Microsoft going to support it`s own protocal in it`s own Browser. this is really frustrating that we have to user third party tool to work with Microsoft FTPS protocol.

    Mohit Goyal
    Friday, June 12, 2009 5:33 PM
  • Consider that a suggestion for Windows 7 or an IE 8 sp1 add-on.  All Windows machines are initially disadvantaged because there is no supported SFTP or FTPS client, unlike Linux or Mac.  Windows NEEDS an FTPS and/or an SFTP client -- standalone or plug-in for IE.

    Secure file transfer is a must.

    • Proposed as answer by ZbysekR Thursday, January 21, 2010 11:13 PM
    Tuesday, July 14, 2009 8:41 PM
  • if your just looking for a shortcut so you dont have to buy a professional ftp client use filezilla it supports secure ftp and is completely open source.

    Wednesday, February 23, 2011 4:42 AM
  • Hi,

    Has any one got solution to this

    Still no support for FTPS or SFTP on IE browser its really irritating

    Saturday, November 30, 2013 5:00 AM