ftp not working ie6 (windows xp)

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cathybee1

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I just got a new computer with Windows XP and IE6 installed.

I can't download from any ftp sites. Either IE locks up or I get an error message saying the page can't be displayed. HTTP downloads work just fine. I tried to install IE 6 SP 1 and was told by the computer I couldn't do it because I had a newer version of IE6 than the service pack.

XP won't let me repair Internet Explorer (or even really uninstall it.) I tried "uninstalling" and "reinstalling."

I called tech support for Dell and they said it's a bug and to download a third party FTP program!

This is too weird -- I really don't want to have to buy another program to download stuff. I mean, what's a browser for? I could get Netscape I suppose. Anybody have any other ideas?

Thanks in advance.
 

Del

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In Win XP, the equivalent to IE Repair is Start > Run and type in "sfc /scannow" then click ok.
It's supposed to check all files and replace any of the corrupt or missing ones, so you may need your Win XP c.d.
Don't seem like it will fix this problem however.

I just tried Win XP and could download via FTP in IE.
Unless it's a glitch in the Dell computer, don't know why your's would not.

What site are you trying to D/L from??
 

cathybee1

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I fixed it. It turned out to be a setting in my Network properties that was the problem. It was the "firewall" setting in the advanced tab. I didn't know there was one, just upgraded from Win 98.

Thanks for your help and the advice about the "repair" option. So far, I'm definitely in a learning curve with XP.

CB
 
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