Exporting your Filezilla Settings

Filezilla is a popular FTP client, which is very user-friendly.  So user-friendly that, when I wanted to export my Site settings, I missed the obvious, built in option to do so.  The instructions below apply to the Windows version of Filezilla.

Export your saved sites

To export the sites you’ve saved in Site Management, follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to “File”
  2. Click “Export”
  3. Choose what you want to export, click “Okay”
  4. Choose a filename and a location for your settings.

Importing your saved settings

  1. Go to “File”
  2. Click “Import”
  3. Find the settings file you want to import.
  4. Import it!

Export / Import all your settings

If you want to save all your settings, including stored certificates and the likes, you can simply copy the setting files.

  1. Go to %APPDATA%/Filezilla using Windows’ command bar, or after going to Start > Run
  2. Copy all files in this folder.
  3. To import them, simply follow step 1 on the target PC.
  4. Make sure to back-up the files on the target PC, just in case
  5. Paste the files you copied.

And that’s it!

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  1. FileZilla is saving your password in PLAIN text(!) There are even virusses that steal these passwords. I don’t know if the current version fixed it, but I don’t think so. It was not such a big deal according to the developers…

    My advice: run and get a different FTP cliënt.