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From the comments on my FTP Uploads in Firefox article, it seems like a lot of people would appreciate better FTP support in Firefox. Currently it allows browsing of FTP servers but there is no support for uploading (a feature which its bigger brother Mozilla acquired recently).

Thankfully, there’s now an extension called FireFTP which adds a full FTP client to Firefox as an extension. While it’s not an all-singing-all-dancing client, it does what most people would need and is a lot less annoying than WS_FTP LE, the client that is on the university computers. So if you were hanging on to IE for its FTP support, now you have one less reason for sticking with it 🙂 .


  1. Wow, that was a quick turnaround! I’m not sure that this issue is as crucial as some of the earlier comments claim though. Uploading and browsing are independent tasks and I’m quite happy to carry on using IE for the first and Firefox for the second. If I wanted more than IE was capable of, I’d probably look into getting a proper FTP client rather than a Firefox extension.

  2. Thats a good news. I was using FlashFXP before for seeing FTP. But it dificult to open it each time i get an FTP.
    Now that i use firefox and this extension is excellent. U can also get an extension like this for internet explorer. I forgot the name of it.