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 Post subject: [One][Ice][Two] How to mount an FTP as a local drive
PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 1:59 pm 
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Class: Setup and usage tutorial for FTP
Difficulty: Straightforward installation and browsing via GUIs
Time: Depending on network speed between a few minutes and maybe quarter of an hour
Desirability: Essential if you need to mount an FTP server

By default Pcmanfm doesn't support mounting an ftp so here I will show you how to mount an ftp in pcmanfm with the use of curlftpfs.

The first thing you need to do is install curlftpfs, there are two methods shown here the first I would recommend for beginners.

Method 1 -
Open "Software Manager" from your Peppermint menu
Search for "curlftpfs"
select and install the package as shown below (will prompt you for your password)

Method 2 -
(this is slightly faster if you are comfortable using the terminal)

Open a Terminal (ctl+alt+T)
Type in
apt install curlftpfs

Enter your password when prompted

From this point on there is only one method.

Open your file browser (either from the menu or ctl+alt_D)

In the address bar enter your ftp location, In this example I am using my schools remote access ftp.


Once you have typed that in press enter and you should get a screen that looks like this...


If your ftp supports anonymous login you can do that, here I will be using a username and password. You can also select how you would like your password to be handled.

Once you have everything entered you can click connect and you should be able to access your ftp as if it were a local drive.

Optional last step, if you want to save this you can use the "Bookmarks" option. Simply open the Bookmarks menu in Pcmanfm and select "Add Bookmark". Here you can give it a name and next time you need to access it you can click on the link in list on the left side.

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