FTPUse Command

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 protocol

The 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).

Maping FTP folder as local hard disk drive
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FtpUseInst.exe

Freeware
Version: 2.0 EN
Date: 2011-02-08
Size: 482 KB
Requirements:
Windows XP, Vista, 7, Server 2003, Server 2008
32-bit, 64-bit

Producer: Ferro Software
Product: Ferro Backup System

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The FTPUSE command syntax is similar to NET USE syntax, as follows:

Syntax
FTPUSE devicename [ftphostname[/remotepath] [password]]
         [/USER:username]
         [/NOPASSIVE]
         [/OWNERACCESSONLY]
         [/PORT:portnumber]
         [/DEBUG]
         [[/DELETE]]


Parameters
devicename
Sets the name of the device to be connected to or disconnected from an FTP share

ftphostname
Sets the name, IP address or IPv6 address of the FTP server you want to connect to

remotepath
Sets the name of a remote folder to be used as the main folder for the mapped drive

password
Sets the password required to access the FTP server

/USER
Sets the user name to be used to log onto the remote computer

/NOPASSIVE
Establishes an active connection with the FTP server (active mode)

/OWNERACCESSONLY
The mapped drive will be accessible only from the application from which FTPUSE was launched

/PORT
Sets the TCP port number which should be used to connect to the FTP server. TCP port 21 is used by default.

/DEBUG
Debug mode.

/DELETE
Deletes the established connection with the FTP Server.



Examples
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:

Requirements
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).



Other information
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.



Related Knowledge Base Articles
  1. Back-up to network disk (NAS)
  2. Data backup in wide area networks and low-bandwidth networks


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