After setting up an FTP server, you need to create a folder structure for the server. By default, the FTP server will have a root folder with the following path: C:\inetpub\ftproot.
The FTP root folder acts as the root for your FTP server in the same way that C:\inetpub\wwwroot is the root for your Web server.
You must create the physical folders where the files will reside. This can either be a subfolder of the FTP root or another folder elsewhere on the computer. Then, you create a virtual root, or alias, that the FTP server will use to point to the physical directory in which files will reside.
To configure an FTP folder and virtual root
- Create a new folder to hold files. You can name the folder anything you like. For example, name the new folder ExampleFtpFiles, so that the path of the folder is C:\inetpub\ftproot\ExampleFtpFiles.
- In Windows, from theÂ Administrative ToolsÂ menu, selectÂ Internet Information Services.Open the node for your computer, and then open theÂ FTP SitesÂ node.
- Right-click theÂ Default FTP SiteÂ node, clickÂ New, and then clickÂ Virtual Directory.
- In theÂ Virtual Directory CreationÂ Wizard, specify an alias (or name) that users can use to get to the FTP folder that you created in stepÂ 1. The name can be anything you like. It is often least confusing to use the directory name as the alias name, so that the virtual directory might be called ExampleFtpFiles.
- For the path, type or browse to the path of the directory from stepÂ 1, for example Inetpub\ftproot\ExampleFtpFiles.
- For Access Permissions, specifyÂ Read, and then clickÂ NextÂ to finish with the wizard.
7. For Access Permissions, specifyÂ Read, and then clickÂ NextÂ to finish with the wizard.