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FTP client system built into Chrome

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FTP client system built into Chrome Medessec 1/15/09 8:01 PM
I love Chrome, with it's slick, simple design, but what would really impress me is if, like IE7, Chrome had a FTP system built in where it reads when you are on a FTP root(ftp://frogg.thegineverblock.com) and from there, gives you the option of logging into your FTP server account so you can modify your website(http://frogg.thegineverblock.com) on-the-fly either in a WinExplorer window or special Chrome window(which would be really cool.)

I have a friend who has Chrome, and uses it regularly, but has a website(frogg.thegineverblock.com) and whenever he has to modify it, has to go into IE7 and change his site there. He would love it if Chrome had an FTP feature that could either be included in Chrome or available for download and install.
Re: FTP client system built into Chrome Mohamed Mansour 1/15/09 8:56 PM
It is in the process I believe, maybe I am mistaken. There has been some updates regarding ftp protocol within chromium, I believe it is just for downloading via ftp, not turning chromium into an FTP Client. Maybe once Chromium Extensions is complete, a feature such as the one you mentioned would be available.
Re: FTP client system built into Chrome Tom the Baptist 8/20/09 11:39 PM
If I replace Firefox as my preferred browser I must have a FTP client that will allow me to up load files to my web site.   Is there such a FTP client available for Google Chrome yet?
Re: FTP client system built into Chrome dpro369 10/17/09 8:08 AM
I'd really like the ftp application for google chrome just like fireftp in firefox. I hope they add that feature in Chrome so we don't have to switch between browser every now and then.
Re: FTP client system built into Chrome segfault 10/17/09 11:39 AM
I'm with Mohamed, this is a job for an extension.
Re: FTP client system built into Chrome bob_cashman 10/30/09 8:09 PM
as of late november, still no ftp functionality that I can find. Also still no auto complete such as in IE. I'm no big fan of microsoft. it just seems like Chrome is in some danger of becoming an orphan. as it doesnt seem to be generating revenue that wouldnt be pulled in elsewhere.
Re: FTP client system built into Chrome segfault 11/2/09 6:13 AM
no ftp functionality?  You can download from ftp sites just fine in chrome.  ftp upload is not supported.... but thats ok in my book, ftp upload is an entirely different problem than web browsing.  It doesn't make sense to me to use your web browser to do ftp uploads.  Your operating system should provide this functionality, or a different program.  In My Opinion.
Re: FTP client system built into Chrome spiderwebby 11/17/09 3:46 PM
why cant chrome open the appropriate app a la firefox? (eg: click link with ftp:// > open filezilla, irc:// > irc client)
Re: FTP client system built into Chrome NickolusRoy 3/12/10 12:41 PM
i agree- this is whats holding me back from moving on from firefox
Re: FTP client system built into Chrome PianoDJ 3/14/10 12:02 PM
It is frustrating that I have to keep using SLOW IE7 to edit my website. I use [page/open ftp site in windows explorer]. Is there an extension that has been written that provides this function in Chrome?
Re: FTP client system built into Chrome mseeley 3/29/10 1:35 PM
The FireFox plugin FireFTP would make a great addition to chrome. It would take a decent amount of work as I think you would have to roll your ftp client into the chrome extension itself; maybe with some extra pressure (and donations that would also help charities) the FireFTP guys will make an extension also for chrome too. http://fireftp.mozdev.org/
Re: FTP client system built into Chrome brokenvectors 4/18/10 4:03 AM
i have to agree with mseeley, Fire FTP are my daily tool to edit my website... if they can make extension for chrome that would be great ^_^
Re: FTP client system built into Chrome NickColl 5/5/10 2:57 AM
It seems that people are realising how great fireFTP is.  A lot of programming went into it, not by some guys, but by a guy.  I wonder how many people have take the time to read what he asks in return?  Just a small donation to a kids charity he supports...
Re: FTP client system built into Chrome Kelson 6/7/10 8:05 AM
fireFTP for Chrome???....YES PLEASE!! Pretty please!
Re: FTP client system built into Chrome coloredearth 7/16/10 2:58 AM
FTP extension for Chrome PRETTY PLEASE!!!
Re: FTP client system built into Chrome Medessec 7/16/10 8:50 AM
There seem to be a couple of "FTP Client" extensions popping up, like this one by marinemat15:

https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/bbmifjhjmficeaeniaaadblfoddfdnme?hl=en

And another by Thenknight:

https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/poodjdhopfiiphkpildgjgkbidopdphm?hl=en

But both are really lacking in features or really buggy, plus they don't seem to blend in well with Chrome.
Re: FTP client system built into Chrome LaneLester 10/25/10 2:08 PM
I find FireFTP a lot better than Filezilla, and Chrome's lack is keeping me in Firefox.
Re: FTP client system built into Chrome CameronK 10/31/10 1:04 PM
I agree. I'm a huge fan of Chrome and Chromium, and I'll stick with the browser either way. But some form of FTP client for the browser would make it even more worthwhile.

I hate having to switch browsers just to access FTP.
Re: FTP client system built into Chrome mathsinger 12/25/10 7:06 AM
I'm another one who needs a full-featured ftp client.  I use FireFTP regularly.
Re: FTP client system built into Chrome mikey mike 2/15/11 6:02 PM
I actually contacted the developer of FireFTP about this matter, Mime Cuvalo. He replied back with this:

"Glad you like FireFTP!  I've actually talked with the Chrome team in person - there are some limitations currently with their browser so I can't port it over yet.  Hopefully in the future!"

Please, Chrome Team, work with Mime Cuvalo. His FTP client is the hottest thing on the web. Almost all web developers I know use it. In fact, you might even invest in his company -- it's that hot.
Re: FTP client system built into Chrome tiggsy 2/23/11 10:14 AM
FireFTP is part of my day. Chrome is great, but without a fireftp equivalent, it can only ever be second best to firefox
Re: FTP client system built into Chrome NWIA 3/14/11 7:22 AM
Ditto what everyone else is saying. When they brag about Chrome being awesome i just reply:
"So how's that FTP going for ya?"

This is the last extension I'm waiting for a port to Chrome. Aside from that I've limited Chrome usage to other users.
Re: FTP client system built into Chrome earchide 6/18/11 11:42 PM
I really use FireFTP, and there is no alternative in Chrome; when ???
Re: FTP client system built into Chrome earonesty 7/11/11 11:29 AM
Chrome known problem list...and why they will *never* be fixed:

1. Chrome's FTP support sucks.  Why: because Chrome's a web browser, and not an FTP manager, and the developers don't care about FTP.

2. Chrome's form-filling doesn't allow the "back" button to re-show the results... requiring users to resubmit forms with potentially disastrous consequences.   Why: because Chrome's devs cant reproduce it on 11 lines of html or less.   I can reproduce it... simply have a page large enough to exceed the max cache size, and have it be the result of a secured form-post.  But somehow they can't... and the devs have said "case closed"....even though over 2000 people have reported it.

3. Chrome's plugins are too security-limited, otherwise #1 and #2 would be fixed-via-plugin by now.  Why: because one of the core tenets of Chrome is to be high-security, so any feature requests which revolve around security are subject to the scrutiny of a 28-year old hack employed at google that doesn't know how SSL works, and will deny logical counterarguments to his claims.  About 5,000 people have complained about this or thereabouts.

4. Chrome doesn't allow permanent security exceptions...even if you're admin/root on the machine.  Why: See #3

Re: FTP client system built into Chrome AppIes 8/17/11 11:37 AM
Top things you want in a web browser: speed, stability, and security (most important)

Sure it'd be convenient to have a built in FTP client in a web browser, but if that's the sole reason you're not using Chrome, I'm sorry, that's kind of silly. And I certainly don't want a built in FTP client in Chrome if it means diminishes anything from the speed, stability, and security that has made Chrome my browser of choice.

Is it really that hard to just use a dedicated FTP client like Filezilla? -.-
Re: FTP client system built into Chrome fordmadoxfraud 8/28/11 2:25 PM
Seriously. Don't have anything new to say, just want to add my voice to the chorus of people who are saying: FireFTP is a significant part of my working life, and until Chrome has a comparable service, functionality, or extension, I will continue to use Firefox.  Reluctantly!  I'd like to make a wholesale switch to Chrome, but no FTP is a major dealbreaker.
Re: FTP client system built into Chrome tacostandwebdesigner 9/17/11 4:46 PM
I keep hearing the 'speed' argument against an ftp program on chrome..and my answer to that is that you simply wouldn't have to download it if it's that much of a problem for you. As a web developer, I am not looking for Chrome's speed, I am looking for it's STABILITY. FF has become a crashing mess lately with their crapping out of one bad version after another, almost every other day. It's become a nightmare to visit any site that uses the smallest form of a flash code on it and you have to turn off addon compatibility to use something as simple as a color picker every time the next (dreaded) version of FF shows up. FireFTP has NEVER been the problem with FF.
As for Chrome, it now has that color picker, a pixel ruler, firbug lite, and on the non-developer side, we now have Booglemarks (so I can get my darn Google Bookmarks)..YEA! It is still an extremely fast browser and the only thing left is an FTP solution for me.
One other note, FIlezilla has become horrible! It's just so darn fast that it manages to destroy the coding of my pages if I upload a full website no matter what the encoding is set on...perhaps that is another reason why web developers are so high on the slow but consistent FireFTP...it's simple, easy to access, and it gets the job done!
Re: FTP client system built into Chrome mooncostumes 10/4/11 10:16 AM
There are 3 things that prevent me switching to chrome:  Crummy FTP support, lack of support for intranet/self-signed certs, and when youclick the back button on some forms, it fails to display cached data... prompting you to (possibly dangerously...who knows you can't see the cache)  resubmit.  Everything else is better than FF.
Re: FTP client system built into Chrome databass2000 10/12/11 8:48 PM
I'm shocked and disappointed that 2011 is nearing completion, and Chrome doesn't yet have an FTP plugin. Aren't there enough Google brains out there to get this working? Or are they all busy trying to figure out how to get out of a blender if they were the size of a nickel :)

Anyhow, I was looking into buying a Chromebook for my next Web Development project, but the lack of FTP is a major deal-breaker for me.
Re: FTP client system built into Chrome opwann 10/21/11 8:28 PM
Same here.... really shocked that this hasn't been spearheaded yet... it needs to be done.

Google has a bazillion dollars.... get like twenty people coding it for one day, and I'd bet it be solved pretty quickly.
Re: FTP client system built into Chrome opwann 10/21/11 8:30 PM
I do like 'Inspect Element' however.... I consider it superior to the Developer Toolbar and other tools currently available for Firefox.
Re: FTP client system built into Chrome PixelKing 12/1/11 12:50 AM
I have to do the right thing and cast another vote for FireFTP. My Firefox keeps getting ravaged by advertising hacks but I still have to use it because of FireFTP.... Yes please for a Chrome version.
Re: FTP client system built into Chrome roddaut 12/3/11 1:29 AM
I'm yet another person requesting an FTP plugin for Chrome.  I'm getting a Chromebook and FTP seems to be something I won't be able to do on it.
Re: FTP client system built into Chrome stokescomp 12/9/11 6:08 PM
I use firefox for fireftp and chrome for normal browsing at the same time
Re: FTP client system built into Chrome tjcoder 12/10/11 8:38 AM
Everyone I know uses FTP, and not for downloading, hence FTP and not FDP..then again everyone I know works and/or has web presence..
Re: FTP client system built into Chrome sohocentral 12/23/11 5:37 PM
Anyone who think using a separate ftp programme is a good alternative as using FTP as plugin probably have not used fireftp or use ftp regularly. It is a miracle that in this day and age we have something that really do its job so well and FREE.

Fireftp is the ONLY reason i stay with firefox, it is extremely stable, everything else might fail in firefox but as long as do not close my "not responding" firefox window, fireftp will get my upload completed.

It is really sad seeing firefox become worse than Internet explorer in just under 12 month.

with Gmail offline only available in Chrome, it is really painfully for me to have 2 browser on. May be one day, google will see sense and port fireftp over.
Re: FTP client system built into Chrome TDave00 1/22/12 9:53 PM
I made the switch to chrome a while ago.  When Firefox went to 4.0? it was just way too buggy for me and it still is, and I really loved Firefox, so switching for me wasn't an easy choice.  I still switch back to FF but only for FireFTP.  I put my vote in for a FireFTP equivalent on Chrome.

Chrome not having and FTP extension is not a dealbreaker for me but it would pretty much complete Chrome for me.  It's a must have for me.
Re: FTP client system built into Chrome shmagus 1/25/12 2:47 PM
I think it's amazing that the best FTP client is a plugin for a rapidly-sinking web browser. I switched back to Firefox from Chrome (Iron) when version 8 started working with websites I visit on a daily basis again, but on version 9 it's broke again. I'm tired of it. I'm back to only using Firefox for FireFTP.

For the people who say get a standalone client - comparably-priced (free) clients are clunky and/or annoying. CoffeeCup Free FTP looked the best, but I couldn't remove that damn bottom editor animation, so that's it. CoreFTP LE is similar, and so is Cyberduck, WinSCP and FreeFTPd. FireFTP is simple to set up, and it JUST WORKS.

And for people who think Chrome shouldn't get bloated with a built-in FTP client - fine! Don't build it in, but somebody FFS make a good extension!
Re: FTP client system built into Chrome elshaddai 1/26/12 9:32 AM
99.9% of my dev work is done in Chrome and I (only) open FF for FireFTP, which I prefer to Filezilla. A similar, optional plugin for Chrome would be greatly appreciated.
Re: FTP client system built into Chrome marrsrc 1/30/12 11:11 AM
I am in the same boat as elshaddai, above.
I use Chrome to debug my website via inspect element, etc... and to browse the web. It is the best browser currently available.
I only use Firefox for FireFTP. I hate that I have to open Firefox.
Re: FTP client system built into Chrome limesphoto 2/6/12 12:03 PM
One more vote for Fireftp on Chrome!
Re: FTP client system built into Chrome craigbrian 2/7/12 11:29 AM
If your trying to open a FTP address in Windows Explorer but it keep opening up in your default browser
for example ftp:\\192.167.1.103:2121

open note pad and save this as "fix ftp.reg" ITS VERY important that you name it .reg at the end then just double click it
it worked for me see here

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-networking/this-ftp-site-cannot-be-viewed-in-windows-explorer/e699d41e-98ae-48c1-9231-d570d46c0f38


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ftp]
@="URL:File  Transfer Protocol"
"AppUserModelID"="Microsoft.InternetExplorer.Default"
"EditFlags"=dword:00000002
"FriendlyTypeName"="@C:\\Windows\\system32\\ieframe.dll,-905"
"ShellFolder"="{63da6ec0-2e98-11cf-8d82-444553540000}"
"Source Filter"="{E436EBB6-524F-11CE-9F53-0020AF0BA770}"
"URL Protocol"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ftp\DefaultIcon]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
  00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,75,00,72,00,\
  6c,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,30,00,00,00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ftp\shell]
@="open"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ftp\shell\open]
Re: FTP client system built into Chrome malfonse 3/7/12 4:54 PM
I could really use the FireFTP inteface for Chrome today. I just removed my Firefox browser to clean up my drive and forgot how much i liked this ftp interface built right into the browser.
Re: FTP client system built into Chrome TFirefox 7/9/12 3:52 PM
Firefox is faster than Chrome.Firefox will always be my best browser.
Re: FTP client system built into Chrome GDL-024 8/7/12 7:48 PM
I usually use FileZilla and Chrome so when I'm not in my own workstation I used FileZilla on Roozz and I find it much helpful.
Re: FTP client system built into Chrome ozstar 9/16/12 5:57 AM
I am a we developer and use fireftp at least once every couple of hours.

I have just been introduced to chrome and it's apps and I really like the look of it all, however I must have FireFTP.

I have used Cuteftp and wsftp over the years but fireftp is much better.

Please add this app to Chrome.

oz

Re: FTP client system built into Chrome Ans123 9/21/12 11:42 PM
Google team please take this as an earnest request that we must get fireftp to run on Chrome.
Re: FTP client system built into Chrome Garytube 9/22/12 6:05 AM
since a year im now using chrome as my daily browser but i still have firefox installed because of fireFtp. it would be so great to have this plugin in chrome

imagin fireftp with the benefits of googles cloud sync. we could have all our ftp accounts on all computers

Re: FTP client system built into Chrome GreyPilgrim 10/26/12 8:04 AM
How many requests for a Chrome FTP will it take for someone to actually write the code? Come on google, when are you going to listen to your customers?
Re: FTP client system built into Chrome João Moura 12/5/12 3:35 AM
Adding one more request!.... waiting for a long time for a Chrome ftp....
Re: FTP client system built into Chrome Rohit Malik | DelhiEvents.com 12/15/12 8:35 AM
still no chrome ftp???????? makes me uninterested in chromebook. feeling sleepy as i'm waiting since the last 1-2 years.
Re: FTP client system built into Chrome rocifier 7/1/13 4:24 PM
Well it's 2013 now and this still doesn't exist. Did everyone just give up?
Re: FTP client system built into Chrome Rohit Malik | DelhiEvents.com 7/1/13 7:26 PM
for the time being i preferred buying windows based ultrabook. Chromebooks with all the powerful offline apps will start becoming hugely popular from 2014 onwards only. Before that, it's only good for web & web based apps.
Re: FTP client system built into Chrome James Flood 8/29/13 8:12 AM
I am not a developer and therefore have no idea how hard it would be to develope it, but I find it hard to believe that we don't have an FTP App yet for Chrome.  Anyone know someone up there at Google?
Re: FTP client system built into Chrome Victor Lindsey 8/29/13 9:03 PM
What if the OS and browser are one in the same, such as ChromeOS?
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