The following tip may be useful for all the webmasters out there and everyone else who needs to access ftp servers and wants to make that more comfortable.
Instead of connecting to the ftp with a program designed for that, ftp software usually, you can simply mount the ftp drive in Windows directly and access its contents like every other hard drive you have installed.
Here is how you do that:
Disconnecting the ftp drive is a piece of cake, right-click the drive letter and select disconnect, that is all.
Update: The process has changed slightly under Windows 8.
Follow the wizard that pops up from this point. You basically need to paste the ftp server's address and login credentials in the following windows of the dialog to complete the process and access the contents of the server directly in Windows Explorer afterwards.Advertisement
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