ftp access after ie8 install in Windows Vista Posted August 3, 2009 Hello.Using compatibility mode doesn't fix the ftp problem with IE8. It's really frustrating. I used to share my files with my brother by running ftp server software, and letting him view and download the files with his browser. Now that he's updated to IE8, he can't do that anymore. There should be a simple fix for this, but I can't think of one.