FileZilla is a free software for transferring files over the Internet. It is a very powerful FTP client. FileZilla is used by many developers and webmasters from all over the world.
Table of Contents
Show Hidden Files
There are some files which are hidden by default by the server. One is
.htaccess. FileZilla offers an option called “Force showing hidden files” to make the software show these hidden files.
Processing Failed Transferred Files
When uploading files, it is common that some files’ transfers are failed due to poor Internet or network connection. The first step to do is access “Failed Transfers” tab at the bottom then right-click and choose “Reset and requeue all”. These files will be listed under “Queued files” tab.
Then process all of them with
Ctrl + P or access “Transfer > Process Queue” on menu bar.
Edit Remote File
FileZilla can edit remote file. Browse to the file you want to edit, right-click then choose “View/Edit”.
After editing and closing the file, you can access it again by choosing “Reopen local file”.
View differences between local and remote
FileZilla supports highlighting differences between local and remote folder. Press
Ctrl + O or access
View > Directory Comparision
FileZilla Keyboard Shortcuts
|F2||Rename selected file|
|F3||Search remote files|
|F5||Refreshes local and remote file and folder views|
|Tab||Switches to the next view|
|Alt+Down||Transfers the currently selected item to an item of the same name in the other pane|
|Alt+Up||Navigates up one line in a tree view (same as Up Arrow), navigates to parent folder in file view|
|Ctrl+C||Stops the current operation|
|Ctrl+D||Disconnects from server|
|Ctrl+E||Show files currently being edited|
|Ctrl+I||Directory listing filters …|
|Ctrl+Shift+N||create a new directory|
|Ctrl+O||Enable directory comparison|
|Ctrl+R||Reconnects to server|
|Ctrl+S||Opens the Site Manager|
|Ctrl+T||Opens a new tab|
|Ctrl+U||Preserve timestamps of transferred files|
|Ctrl+Y||Toggle synchronized browsing|
|Enter||Transfers the currently selected item if it is a file or expands it if it is a directory|
|Ctrl+PgUp/PgDn||switches to next/previous tab|
|Up Arrow||Moves up one item in the current view|
|Down Arrow||Moves down one item in the current view|
|Left Arrow||Nothing in a files view, Up one level in a tree view|
|Right Arrow||Down one level in a tree view, if there are subfolders, nothing if there are none. Pressing once expands a collapsed node. Pressing again steps down into it.|