I hope someone can help me either resolve this or explain why it is the case.

Since upgrading from XP to Win7, accessing a file from an FTP site using the browser, the URL displayed is that of the cached file within the temporary internet files. Previously, with XP it used to display the URL from the FTP site.

So, with XP the URL would look like - //ftp.someaddress/somefile.htm

Now with Win7 the URL is displayed as - c:\users\someuser\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\ Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\W9F91N1A\somefile.htm

This is the case with all browsers I've tried.

thanks for any input,