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Map FTP server as a Local Disk Drive on Windows

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 online storage server of your choice as a local hard drive. FTPUSE is a free application, 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

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.

Debug mode.

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 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).

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