Here is how you can use Window’s built-in FTP client through My Network Places (or Netowrks in Vista)
How to FTP Files using Windows – Steps:
In XP – go to “My network places”
In VISTA – “Go to “Networks”
Select “Add new network”
Select “Other network place” (usually the last option, some computer “load” this section with ISP offers, etc – by default it is just ‘MSN’)
Type in the following:
Password: [whatever your ftp pass is]
Username: [whatever you username is]
Now you can drag and drop files into your ftp space “almost” like your desktop. A cut & paste job results in ftping those local files on up to your website. If you intent in ftping is to place files on your website – make sure you are placing the files in tghe right directory for the control panel or server type you are using.
cPanel places files in public_html, while PLESK uses httpdocs. This is where your website begins and the root of the site is located.