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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 endpoint backup solution 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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Maping FTP folder as local hard disk drive

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

Syntax

FTPUSE devicename [ftphostname[/remotepath] [password]]
         [/USER:username]
         [/NOPASSIVE]
         [/OWNERACCESSONLY]
         [/PORT:portnumber]
         [/HIDE]
         [/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

/HIDE
Hides the program console

/DEBUG
Debug mode.

/DELETE
Deletes the established connection with the FTP Server.



Examples

To map (assign) the F: drive letter to the ftp.intel.com root folder, type:

FTPUSE F: ftp.intel.com

To assign the disk-drive device name F: to the Pub folder on the ftp.intel.com server as if the connection were made from the anonymous user account , type:

FTPUSE F: ftp.intel.com/Pub ftpuse@example /USER:anonymous

To execute the command in the background, type:

FTPUSE F: ftp.intel.com /HIDE

To delete the mapped disk drive, type:

FTPUSE F: /DELETE



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, Windows Server 2008, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 10; x64 or x86.



Download

Download FTPUSE (freeware): Go to Download page



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

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