Steps to download FTP files in Windows 10 from the browser
Of the two methods we will show to connect to a computer via FTP in Windows 10, this is without a doubt the easiest to handle by all users to be totally graphical. For that, the first thing to do is to open a Windows 10 file explorer window.
Then we click with the right mouse button on This team and we select the option Add a network location that appears between the context menu options. This will open a window with the wizard to add a new network location and that we can use to create direct access to an FTP site.
Click Next and the first thing you ask us is where we want to create the network location. Select the Choose a custom network location option and click Next again. It is now that we will have to specify the server path to which we want to connect via FTP under Windows 10. Just below the field where we have to indicate it, we can see some examples if we have questions about how to write it (for example, ftp: //ftp.microsoft.com).
Press Next again and in the new window presented to us, we will specify the name of username and password, if necessary, to connect. It is also possible to indicate that we want to start the session anonymously. In the next step, we write a name for this network location and complete the process. We can now check how direct access to the specified server appears and to which we have established a connection via FTP in Windows 10.
Log in and transfer files via FTP in Windows 10 from the command prompt
In Windows 10, it is possible to connect to an FTP server from the command line. Therefore, the first thing to do is to open a command prompt window by running the cmd command from a Windows, Windows + R window.
In front of the command line, we type the word ftp and press Enter. Once this is done, we must then establish the connection to the corresponding site or server using the open command and followed by the term ftp.name of the site. For example, open ftp.microsoft.com.
Then, it is possible that the computer or the site to which we will connect via FTP under Windows 10 asks us the login credentialswe will have to enter the corresponding username and password. If all goes well, we'll see how our connection is established properly and we can start managing the files within FTP from the command line.
To download a file, we will have to use the command put followed by the route, whereas if you want to download a file, the command to use is be followed by the route. Once the file download is complete, simply run the quit command to close the FTP connection.