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8.3 How do I use FTP within Emacs?

Windows built in FTP client can be used with ange-ftp. Ange-ftp is the Emacs package that provides FTP connectivity to tramp, a multi-protocol remote file access package for Emacs that is enabled by default.

The Windows FTP client does have problems with some firewalls, due to lack of passive mode support, so you may want to try an alternative ftp client instead. Make sure that the client you are trying is in your PATH before the default Windows client, or rename the default Windows client to avoid it getting in the way. Alternatively you can customize ange-ftp-ftp-program-name to the full path to the version you are trying. See Other useful ports.