How to log out of FTP from Windows Explorer


I can’t log out of FTP site in Windows Explorer after clicking Save password checkbox.


Right click Windows Explorer and select “Login As…”


Using Microsoft Azure is a great way to host web sites.  There are many ways to access the files on the server with FTP being one of them.  Using FTP from Internet Explorer can be a challenge. Luckily you can also open FTP sites in Windows Explorer directly from Internet Explorer making copy files much easier.

After choosing this option you will be prompted to log in again.  If you select the Save password checkbox this could lead to some problems.

When you a host multiple web sites on Azure all of them deployed to the same region will all have the same FTP address.  Which folder you have access to is determined by your user name.  So if you check the Save password checkbox and try to open another site it will use the saved credentials and you will not be able to reach the files you need.

The only way to change who you are logged in as is to right click in the folder that opened and select Login As…

At this point you can change the user name to access different files.  You can also clear the Save password checkbox to prompt you each time you access a FTP site.

Comments (10) -

  • Suren

    2/27/2017 3:10:58 PM | Reply

    OMG, it's right there Smile ... Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks.

  • your_awsome

    5/4/2017 3:14:44 PM | Reply

    before your post, I was somehow unable to find this in windows 10, but there it is just like I expected.

  • spetzel

    8/31/2017 5:42:11 PM | Reply

    Was massively struggling. Your's was the first search result and now you're my hero (at least for today) Smile

  • nasim

    11/13/2017 4:43:10 AM | Reply

    it helped me. Thanks

  • Alan

    11/21/2017 3:31:02 AM | Reply

    Great! The solved my problem with one twist: In Windows Explorer on Windows 2012 Server (AWS), I had to view the details pane and right click on that icon to get "Login As..".

  • Alok Dharadhar

    12/20/2017 10:14:31 AM | Reply

    How can i do the same in windows 10

  • John

    12/22/2017 3:57:50 AM | Reply

    Thanks, Donovan. Sometimes the simplest things are the hardest to figure out!

  • tom

    1/23/2019 2:08:11 AM | Reply

    Thanks Donovan. its very helpfull

  • Shawn OBrien

    3/5/2019 10:34:52 PM | Reply

    Just want to say thanks!!!

  • Karthik

    7/19/2019 7:38:32 PM | Reply

    Thank you so much. Very helpful.

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