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Unread 04-20-2013, 05:25 PM   #1
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I hate Windows 8

i would not normally post this here but you guys might be effected if I cant post pictures.

How do you preview pictures from a FTP site?
I keep getting this error message...
with XP i just clicked on a picture and a window would pop up and I could copy the url right from the popup.

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Unread 04-20-2013, 05:29 PM   #2
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Maybe windows 8 hates you?
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Unread 04-20-2013, 05:36 PM   #3
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yeah, the feeling is mutual... :}

it keeps thinking i'm on a tablet
I bought an iPad for that stuff,

come to think of it, I cant get ftp to work there either.
I must be loosing my touch..

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Unread 04-20-2013, 05:44 PM   #4
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It is a known problem with Windows8 IE8. THe current workarounds are to use 3rd party, or have a shortcut to fileexplorer, then rightclick to open.
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Unread 04-20-2013, 05:50 PM   #5
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AAAAGGGGHHHHH!!!!!
II should know better than to buy any even numbered Window version....

Just tried right click on file explorer and same error message...
Frustrated, think maybe I need some BF3 time....
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Unread 04-20-2013, 05:55 PM   #6
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John, looks like your running the desktop version of IE, instead of the craptastic app version. What is the FTP site, can't make it out from the screenshot, maybe I can figure it out.... In the mean time, if you hate the stupid metro start screen, or want some windows 7 functionality back check out

http://sourceforge.net/projects/classicshell/
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Unread 04-20-2013, 08:07 PM   #7
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yeah I erased my username from that image.

its www.civilianjeep.info
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Unread 04-20-2013, 09:09 PM   #8
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Alternative?

I feel for you. I've got XP and 7, my wife's new laptop has 8 and she is constantly asking me for help. It's the single most frustrating version of Windows I've yet to experience.

It looks like you started with IE to connect to your ftp, and then opened Windows Explorer as your ftp client. An alternative might be a third part ftp client application. There are several you can get for free: https://www.google.com/search?q=windows+8+ftp+client. Choosing the right one depends on what you want or need to do.

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If it's your ftp site, then you know the address and the sub folders. Maybe you'll just have to type the links manually?
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Unread 04-20-2013, 11:14 PM   #9
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The first thing i would recommend is to use something other than Internet Explorer. There have been so many security issues over the years with IE that in the newer versions Microsoft has locked it down pretty tight. If you are intent on staying with IE you can work around the issues you are seeing. I am pretty sure that they are more related to your internet browser than the fact your using Win8 but can't be totally sure. Before you rip into the settings though to test that it is an IE issue open up Firefox or Chrome and try to do the same thing that IE won't let you do. If you get through you can assume its and IE problem, if not you can pin it on Win8.
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Unread 04-21-2013, 06:14 AM   #10
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Quick tip:

Here's a tip John. In the above screen shot you have Windows Explorer open with several images shown. If you want a quick way to copy the location of one of those files do this:
Click the file you want to post
Press F2 to rename (or click the name of the file)
Press CTRL+A to highlight the entire name (if Windows leaves off the extension)
Press CTRL+C to copy the name to clipboard
Left click the address bar, but not on any of the folder names listed, click after that part
The address is now shown in "normal" form.
With your cursor at the end of the address type a "\"
Press CTRL + V to paste the file name at the end of the address
Press CTRL + A to select the entire new path you've created
Press CTRL + C to copy it to clipboard

Is it the weird way that Winblows shows the path that is throwing you off from what you normally see? You can also right-click on the address bar and "Copy Address as Text" and then just type the rest of the path.
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Unread 04-21-2013, 06:25 AM   #11
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I'm with you John, I hate Windows 8 as well.
Saw a news report the other day where they said it was a large part of why PC sale have fallen so much.
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Unread 04-21-2013, 10:35 AM   #12
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Hey, have you tried switching it off the "App style" photo viewer integrated into windows 8?
I can't for-sure tell you this will fix or solve anything, however, for most older people (sorry :P) it's usually beneficial to turn it into something more familial for you.
Plus, lets be honest, the full screen picture viewer is kinda silly for a desktop.

This is done by changing the program that opens that type of file, right click the file, click 'open with' and change it to Windows photo viewer, or your choice of preferred photo viewer.
I don't have any experience messing w/ FTP with my stations because FTP is rarely used anymore as I've been switching more and more away from that unless its with use of a Unix system.
Hope this helps.

Oh and maybe ditch IE
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Unread 04-21-2013, 02:12 PM   #13
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I use chrome for browsing but the folder view in IE was really convienent to use.

Usually my user name doesn't show up in the link.

I'll try this stuff tonight waiting for my videos load up to YouTube.

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Unread 04-21-2013, 02:56 PM   #14
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Windows 8

download classic shell. It takes away them stupid apps on the home screen and it has helped me.
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Unread 04-22-2013, 10:17 AM   #15
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Well got home to late last night, try again tonight.

Thanks
for all the suggestions though.
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