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How do I map a FTP Droplet to Windows Explorer?

My OneDrive was expiring, and it was too expensive, so I decided to make myself my own FTP Server on DO. I got through the setup and that stuff, but I wanted to map it onto Windows Explorer as a drive. I used multiple tools, such as WinSCP, but it did not have the ability to, or SSHFS-Win, but it couldn’t let me connect despite everything being correct. It showed up with the error ‘Wrong username’ but I was using root.

I do not have any other options, so please help me out with this.


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Hi @themediocredev,

If you are using root, you’ll need to use SFTP on port 22 rather than FTP on port 21.

Additionally, add your SSH key to the Droplet and try to connect using an SSH key rather than a password. That should do the trick.