Windows XP FTP Method 1 - Explorer
This first method is based purely within the parts of the Windows XP operating system that everyone is familiar with. Using either Internet Explorer or Windows Explorer (making sure the Address Bar is visible - if not, right-click on the toolbar and click Address Bar) remove whatever address is currently displayed and type in the name of your FTP server, making sure to indicate that the FTP protocol is in use:
This should establish that the address is correct - however you haven't yet logged in.
To proceed, re-enter the address with your username and password between the ftp:// and the ftp, separated by a single colon as below:
At this stage, if you're using Internet Explorer, you'll be shown a list of files and folders in plain text, as well as a notice to view the site in Windows Explorer by going to the Page menu in Internet Explorer and clicking Open FTP Site in Windows Explorer.
With your FTP site open in Windows Explorer, simply open a new explorer window, navigate to your files and drag and drop or copy and paste as required!