There is a problem that can occur in Microsoft Internet Explorer where FTP sites won’t display properly. You may get an error that says “Page cannot be displayed“. There are a couple of things that commonly cause this. The first is that FTP access or port 21 is blocked on your firewall. If that is not the case, try these steps.
- In Internet Explorer, select the options gear in the upper-right corner of the window, then choose “Internet Options“.
- Select the “Advanced” tab.
- Under the “Browsing” section check the “Enable FTP folder view (outside of Internet Explorer)” box.
- Select “OK“.
- Close and restart Internet Explorer.
You should now be able to view FTP sites in Internet Explorer without a problem.