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Windows 7 and Vista: File Listings and IPv6

Author: Reference Number: AA-00516 Views: 4691 Created: 2012-10-02 12:28 Last Updated: 2015-01-09 12:27 0 Rating/ Voters

There is an existing conflict between Java 7 and Windows Firewall in Windows 7 and Vista. The conflict appears in FTP clients being unable to list files and directories in a remote server after connection is established. To avoid this problem the IPv6 should be disabled on the server, which will then use only the IPv4 stack. This will force all Windows clients to connect with the IPv4 stack and the problem will not occur.

To disable IPv6 in Windows please follow these steps:

  1. Click Start then in search box type "regedit". Press ENTER and the Registry Editor will open.
  2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
  3. If DisabledComponents does not exist in registry then you must create the entry:
    • In the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD (32-bit) Value.
    • Type DisabledComponents, and then press ENTER.
    • Double-click DisabledComponents to change its value.
    • Type "0x11" to disable all IPv6 interfaces except for the IPv6 loopback interface.

      More details about disabling IPv6 is published in Microsoft article:

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