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How to Fix a "Proxy Server Is Not Setup to Allow Full Access" Error

Updated April 17, 2017

The error message "The folder 'ftp://ftp.site.name/' is read-only because the proxy server is not set up to allow full access" appears when you use your Internet Explorer (IE) Web browser to connect to an FTP site. This error occurs when either you do not have write or delete permissions on the FTP server, or the browsing enhancements are not enabled in IE. You can fix this issue by disabling the Web-based FTP option on your browser. Note that you may need administrative rights to perform this task.

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  1. Click "Start" and "Control Panel."

  2. Click "Classic View" in the left pane.

  3. Double-click "Internet Options."

  4. Click the "Advanced" tab.

  5. Click to remove the check mark next to "Enable folder view for FTP sites." Click "OK."

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Suvro Banerji is a recent graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism where he earned a dual degree in broadcast news and political science. He began writing professionally in 2005 at KOMU-8 News (NBC) where he worked as a multimedia producer. Banerji has also interned with CNN for two consecutive years.

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