How to restart the File Transfer Manager

Maybe you, as I, download a lot from MSDN or Microsoft’s Connect web site?

In that case I’ll assume that you are rather familiar with the File Transfer Manager. But how do you restart it without having to go thru the steps of browsing to the web site and click a download link?

Well, it’s rather easy. Open up an Explorer Window and type this path in the address bar:

%systemroot%\Downloaded Program Files

Start the TransferMgr.exe executable

Or, open a command prompt and do:

cd %systemroot%\Downloaded Program Files


If you want a shortcut on the desktop you can, from within FTM, click Options->General->Application Startup and put a check in “Place application shortcut on the desktop”.

Hope this helps.

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