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FTP with IE - can't log out of FTP site



3:04 pm on Oct 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I'm a SEO guy that can squeak by w/ HTML, CSS, and Javascript - but don't know a whole lot about ftp sites.

I have a client's site where they gave me the login and PW. I couldn't login on firefox but was able to get a prompt box on IE to login - which worked. Now that I'm logged in, I can't exit out. I closed the browsers, rebooted the PC, and I'm able to get in automatically. But there is no exit.

Anyone know how I can exit out of this ftp site?


3:43 pm on Oct 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member leosghost is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

look for the cookie ..and kill it


8:18 pm on Oct 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Another dumb question. And I really should know this.

How can I find the cookie? And then, how do I delete it?


1:33 am on Oct 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member rocknbil is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

There are no dumb questions . . . . . including the one I'm about to ask. :-) Why are you using a browser to FTP to a site?

Generally FTP is/should be done using a program designed for this purpose: local (your computer) files on one side, connect, server files on the other, upload, download. FTP via a browser would be a very clunky way to go about it.

BUT! To answer the question:

FireFox: Tools->Options->Privacy tab, show cookies button, scroll until you see the cookie with the domain name you're on, select, delete.

Internet Destro - err- Internet Explorer: Tools->Internet Options->General Tab hit the "Settings" button in the "Browsing History" section.

Hit the "View Files" button.

You will see ALL cached files, but look for the one that says "cookie," like


which means you are logged on to your computer as user administrator, and the cookie is for webmasterworld.com. Find the cookie you want, select, hit the delete key on your keyboard, say yes to the delete cookie confirmation box.

OK out of all dialogue boxes.

A lot of people will get impatient and just delete all cookies, which is not a real "bad" thing but will remove some settings on your favorite sites.


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