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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
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: http://www.google.com/search?q=windows+8+ftp+client. Choosing the right one depends on what you want or need to do.
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?
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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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.
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.