FtpUse - Map a FTP server as a Local Disk Drive
Windows Command to Mount a Remote Share as a Local Hard Drive using the FTP protocolThe FTPUSE command maps a remote share (FTP server) as a local drive, so you can use the FTP server of your choice as a local hard drive. FTPUSE is a free application which was developed during production of the network backup suite Ferro Backup System, but disks mapped using FTPUSE can be accessed by any application (e.g. Windows Explorer, Total Commander, MS-DOS command shell).
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Windows XP, Vista, 7, Server 2003, Server 2008
Producer: Ferro Software
Product: Ferro Backup System
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The FTPUSE command syntax is similar to NET USE syntax, as follows:
FTPUSE devicename [ftphostname[/remotepath] [password]]
Sets the name of the device to be connected to or disconnected from an FTP share
Sets the name, IP address or IPv6 address of the FTP server you want to connect to
Sets the name of a remote folder to be used as the main folder for the mapped drive
Sets the password required to access the FTP server
Sets the user name to be used to log onto the remote computer
Establishes an active connection with the FTP server (active mode)
The mapped drive will be accessible only from the application from which FTPUSE was launched
Sets the TCP port number which should be used to connect to the FTP server. TCP port 21 is used by default.
Deletes the established connection with the FTP Server.
To map (assign) the F: drive letter to the ftp.microsoft.com root folder, type:
FTPUSE F: ftp.microsoft.com
To assign the disk-drive device name F: to the developr folder on the ftp.microsoft.com server as if the connection were made from the anonymous user account , type:
FTPUSE F: ftp.microsoft.com/developr ftpuse@example /USER:anonymous
To delete the mapped disk drive, type:
FTPUSE F: /DELETE
To execute the command in the background, type:
- start ftpuse f: ftp.microsoft.com (batch file)
- start /B ftpuse f: ftp.microsoft.com (batch file)
- powershell -WindowStyle Hidden ftpuse f: ftp.microsoft.com (powershell)
FTPUSE needs drivers, and so it is distributed as an installation package. The installer includes DOKAN file system drivers and the FTPUSE application. FTPUSE runs under: Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 (32-bit) and Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008R2 (64-bit).
FTPUSE uses the DOKAN file system driver created by Hiroki Asakawa. It is similar in operation to the CurlFtp command present in Linux, which uses the FUSE driver. FTP USE can complement the NET USE command, which can be used to map network resources but does not support FTP.
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