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How to create an FTP connection on Windows?

With several gadgets on hand, transferring files across them can be a major headache, and in our article here we’ve compiled a guide to help you share files between your smartphone and PC using Shareme (previously Mi Drop). If you’re looking to password-protect your FTP transfer on Shareme, here we’ve put together a simple guide to help you with that.

While this can also be done via third-party applications such as Filezilla, the steps below are native to Windows OS, and no additional software setup is required to create an FTP connection on Windows following these.

While this article does provide a basic guide on setting up FTP connection on Windows without requiring a third-party app, it’s specifically intended as a continuation of our article How to use ShareMe (previously Mi Drop) on WIndows?.

Creating a password-protected FTP connection on Windows

Step 1: Go to My Computer/This PC (file explorer) on your Windows PC. Right-click on your mouse and click on Add a network location from the dropdown menu.How to create a password protected FTP connection on Windows? Step 2: On the first page of the FTP setup wizard, click on the Next button.How to create a password protected FTP connection on Windows?Step 3: On the next page, select Choose a custom network location and then click on the Next button.How to create a password protected FTP connection on Windows?Step 4: On the next page, enter the FTP (ftp://) address as shown on your Shareme app and then click on the Next button.How to create a password protected FTP connection on Windows?Step 5: On the next page, untick the box beside Log on anonymously and then enter a username of your choice. Then click on the Next button.How to create a password protected FTP connection on Windows? Step 6: On the next page, give a name to your network, which will appear on your PC. Then click on the Next button.How to create a password protected FTP connection on Windows? Step 7: On the next page, untick the box beside Open this network location when I click Finish and then click on the Finish button.How to create a password protected FTP connection on Windows?Step 8: Now go to the ShareMe app on your smartphone and open the Connect to computer windows (check this article for reference) and follow the steps below.

  • On the Connect to computer window, tap on the Gear (settings) icon on the top-right of the display (If you had started the FTP via the app, you’d need to stop it to access the settings).
  • On the next page, tap on the toggle button beside Sign in anonymously to switch it off.
  • You’ll then be prompted to enter the username and password. Use the same username that you had created in the steps above while configuring FTP on Windows and enter a password of your choice. Then tap on the OK button.
  • Go back to the previous page and tap on Start.

How to create a password protected FTP connection on Windows?Step 9: Now click on the newly created network from your file browser on Windows (FTP Shareme in our case).How to create a password protected FTP connection on Windows?Step 10: You’ll be shown a Log On As prompt where you’ll need to enter the username and password that you created in the steps above. Once done, click on the Log On button.How to create a password protected FTP connection on Windows? Now you’ll be able to view the files of your smartphone on your PC. Even if anyone has your FTP link, they won’t be able to see the data of your smartphone without the login credentials, that is, the username and password that you set up via the steps above.

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