1. Download FileZilla Client 3.50.0 for Mac OS X. The latest stable version of FileZilla Client is 3.50.0. Please select the file appropriate for your platform below.
  2. While the developer is fixing the problem, try using an older version. If you need the previous version of FileZilla, check out the app's version history which includes all versions available to download. Download prior versions of FileZilla for Mac. All previous versions of FileZilla are virus-free and free to download at Uptodown.

This documentation attempts to explain installation of the FileZilla FTP and SFTP Client.

FileZilla comes in three versions. There is an installer version that offers ease of installation and uninstallation for novice users, a zipped version for people that don't like installers or have special needs, and then for the advanced user there is a source version which lets you take a look at, modify and/or compile the source code of FileZilla.

Don't worry if you find this confusing, I'll get back to each of them in depth later in this document and try to help you choose which one you need.

Getting

IMPORTANT NOTE: It is _strongly_ recommended that you only download FileZilla from the official source to avoid viruses and spyware. There have been unofficial versions of FileZilla that contained viruses and spyware on sites like download.com, so don't use them! Also, I recommended to always get the latest version of FileZilla regardless of which version this documentation or the download page was based on!

Choosing the right download

As I said earlier, there are three different FileZilla versions you can download. Basically they are all the same, they are just presented to you differently. I will now try to explain each of them before we start downloading FileZilla in the next section.

Installer version

As a novice user the installer version is the safe and easy choice. With this version you only need to download the file, run it and the program will get installed by itself. If you don't know which version to get, this is probably the one you want. However, if you don't have sufficient rights to install programs on the computer you are using (e.g. at work or at school) the zip version is the way to go. If you've already decided to go for the installer version, you can go directly to downloading.

Note: The installer version is not available for Linux or Mac.

Zip version

If you have special needs, don't have sufficient rights to install programs or don't like installers, the zip version is there for you. A zip-file is a file that contains files inside of it. They are packed into one file and you need to unpack (unzip) them to use them. To do this you need a zip program (or if you are running Windows XP there's a simple unzipper included in the operating system). If you need such a program I can recommend the free and open source based program 7-zip.

TIP: If you want to put FileZilla on a USB stick so you can take your copy of FileZilla with all its settings wherever you go, the zip version is the best bet. Note there are additional steps required to make it portable.

Source code version

This is for the advanced user who wants to take a look at or modify the source code of FileZilla. You can find compiling instructions on this wiki. The page is outdated and incomplete but it'll give you a general idea. You will have to check out the forum (Main forum) to get more information.

Downloading FileZilla

By now you should have made up your mind on which version you want to download. If not, go back to choosing the right download and make a decision.

Choosing the appropriate version

Now it's time to head over to the download section. Click this link (if you right-click it and choose Open in new window you can still follow this guide while downloading) and then wait for the page to load.

Still remember which version you want to get? You now need to download the correct file, the download page will help you with this. Choose between installer, zip or source code version. Next, click the link you want.

Downloading the file

You will now get to a new page which should look something like the picture below:

If the download does not start automatically after a few seconds, click on the link labeled direct link.

Sometimes the mirror chosen for the download is unavailable. You can select a different mirror by clicking on Select a different mirror.

Saving and running

Depending on which browser you are using you will (normally) see a window where you can decide what to do with the file you are downloading. The easiest way is just to hit run or open and the file will download and then be run. As FileZilla does not contain a software signature/certificate, you might get some warning messages telling you that you are running a potentially dangerous file downloaded from the Internet, but let me assure you, Sourceforge is a reliable download source and it shouldn't be any problem. If you are familiar with how to save the file and would like to do that, go ahead. Just remember to save it where you can easily find it afterwards and then open it from there :) On Windows Vista, 7 or 8, you might need to confirm an additional UAC prompt to start the installer.

Hopefully after the file downloads you will have started the FileZilla installer if you went for the installer version or opened the zip file in a zip program for any other version. In the next section I'll help you through the installation process.

Installing on Windows

With installer version

Please note: All screenshots are from Windows 8. Yours may look different, but the functionality is the same.

Make sure that the user account which is being used for the installation has administrative rights that allow the installation of software.

Possible Confirmation prompts

Depending on OS settings and version, it is possible that one or both of the following confirmation prompts appear:


License agreement

Hopefully you should now see the following window where you will have to accept the terms of the license agreement to continue. Read through it and click 'I Agree' if you do.

Installing for me or all users?

You will now have to decide if you want to install only for your user account or if FileZilla should be accessible by every user on the machine. This mainly affects where the Start Menu icons are placed. Installing for all users needs administrative privileges, and every user will have his/her own settings.


Choosing components

Next you need to choose which parts of the FileZilla client you want to install. If you hover your mouse over a choice, FileZilla will show you a description of the item. Here is the window:

Go through all of them and just check/uncheck the stuff you want. Select additional languages if you want FileZilla in another language than English. Icon sets let you choose different looks for FileZilla's icons (they are partly user contributed). The shell extension integrates FileZilla into the Windows Explorer. Most users will go with what's selected by default here. When you're all finished, click Next.
Two small notes regarding the shell extension:
1. Installing or removing requires full administrative privileges.
2. Though FileZilla for Windows is only available as 32bit build, it contains a shell extension for both the 32bit and 64bit shell.

Install location

The next window will ask you where to install the program. If you don't have any special needs, click Next.


The default path is to install into your 'Program Files' directory on 32bit Windows, and into 'Program Files (x86)' on 64bit Windows. Please, if you are migrating from FileZilla 2, do NEVER, EVER install into the same directory as FileZilla 2! FileZilla 3 is not an upgrade to FileZilla 2, and merging both directories creates a mess.

Start menu shortcuts

Here, you will be asked what you want to name the folder with the shortcuts to FileZilla inside. The default name 'FileZilla FTP Client' should be good for most people. You can also choose not to install these shortcuts.


Note to Windows 8 users: In Windows 8, MS has removed the Start Menu, but if you install the one from ClassicShell you will get your Start menu icons back.

Finishing installation

When you click Install, FileZilla will get installed.


If no errors occur it should complete in some seconds.


When it's done, click Next to finish the installation.


Congratulations, you've now successfully installed the FileZilla Client and can now move on to running!
Windows Vista/7/8 users: Note that if you select to start FileZilla from the installer, it inherits the installer permissions. In other words, it starts elevated from the installer, while from the Start Menu it does not. Basically, elevation does have influence on how the shell extension works and which directories are writable. Many users have posted into the forum why something works directly after installation, but fails later on. Now you know a possible cause.

With zip version

Installation with the zip version is very simple as long as you know how to work with zip files and can manage general file and directory handling in Windows. Basically you just extract (unzip) the downloaded file to a folder on your disk, e.g. 'C:Program FilesFileZilla FTP Client' and then just start FileZilla with the filezilla.exe file afterwards. Please note that this action requires Elevation on Windows Vista/7/8! It might be a good idea to make a shortcut to this file on your desktop/start menu/quick launch so that you can easily access it.

To create a portable installation of FileZilla on a USB stick or any other portable storage, you first have to extract the ZIP file contents to that location. Then, you must create a file named 'fzdefaults.xml' in the same directory as the FileZilla executable. There's an example file in the './docs' subdirectory you can use as template. Follow the included instructions in the example file to set the config location to a relative path on your portable device.

Installing on Mac OS X

Please note that the official binaries for FileZilla require OS X 10.9 or greater.

To install FileZilla, simply download the appropriate file to your computer.

If you have downloaded the FileZilla package using Safari, it will be automatically extracted. You might have to manually extract the archive if you're using a different browser. To start FileZilla, simply doubleclick the extracted application bundle.

Covered Top of FileZilla-Window by MacOS-Menu

When you start FileZilla in the Finder, then you will see that the window of FileZilla is covered by the top menu. You may find it difficult to move the window, because you cannot click on the covered top of the FileZilla-window. Tip: You can resolve this problem by changing the resolution of your screen and then change it back to the original resolution (during the resolution change, OSX re-checks that all windows are properly oriented).

Installing on GNU/Linux and other Unix(-like) systems

It is recommended that you use the package manager of your distribution.

If you're using GNU/Linux, you can also try using the precompiled binaries. After extracting the files to any location (location does not matter, FileZilla can detect its own installation prefix), you can start the program using the filezilla executable in the bin/ subdirectory. Please note that due to differences in distributions, the provided binaries might not work on your system.

Alternatively you can also compile FileZilla from source.

Compiling FileZilla from source

You can find compiling instructions on this wiki. If you have questions regarding the compilation have a look at the forums.

Running

FileZilla is simply run by double-clicking the FileZilla.exe file (default location for Windows: 'C:Program FilesFileZilla FTP ClientFileZilla.exe') or one of the shortcuts on the desktop or in the start menu that you may have created during the installation of FileZilla. There are command line arguments you can use.

At the first start of each version a short version introduction appears (unless you use Kiosk Mode 2).

For an example screenshot of a first start, click here:FileZilla First start

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Filezilla On Mac

Download FileZilla Client 3.47.2.1 for Mac OS X. The latest stable version of FileZilla Client is 3.47.2.1. Please select the file appropriate for your platform below. FileZilla® is a cross-platform FTP, SFTP, and FTPS client with a vast list of features, which supports Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and more. FileZilla's dynamic tools help you move files between your local machine and your Web site's server effortlessly.

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TicketSummaryStatusOwnerTypePriorityComponent
#10947In filenames Filezilla replaces German umlaut with normal letter + diaresis marker new Bug report critical FileZilla Client
#11764'Successful' transfer files not appearing on remote site new Bug report critical FileZilla Client
#11913You need to grant FileZilla Access to the directories .... Cant get past this! new Bug report critical FileZilla Client
#12117macOS Catalina UI bug prevents usage new Bug report blocker FileZilla Client
#5407retain permission settings new Feature request high FileZilla Client
#7364Keyboard shortcuts for Mac!!!! new Feature request high FileZilla Client
#7749FileZila unusable with network drives new Bug report high FileZilla Client
#7768When updating filezilla.app.. the program wont open, the icon bounces & console says theres a permissions problem new Bug report high FileZilla Client
#8225Shell scripts files permission changed after downloaded from remote site. new Bug report high FileZilla Client
#8375FileZilla Spazzed Out and Started Deleting Everything new Bug report high FileZilla Client
#8603MAC OC 10.8.3 - KEYBOARD DELETE KEY NOT FUNCTIONAL new Bug report high FileZilla Client
#9097File name comparison error for Arabic files new Bug report high FileZilla Client
#9884Folders which are created by another user are not downloaded new Bug report high FileZilla Client
#9977OS X: Keyboard mnemonics on buttons override default edit control actions (e.g. Cmd+V) assigned Bug report high FileZilla Client
#10086OSX autoupdate fails new Bug report high FileZilla Client
#10794FileZilla does not combine unicode characters new Bug report high FileZilla Client
#10834Unable to resize FileZilla window on Mac new Bug report high FileZilla Client
#10875Feature Request new Feature request high FileZilla Client
#11112filename comparison and file transfer logic don't match when filename has diacritics new Bug report high FileZilla Client
#11184folders or files selection impossible during work new Bug report high FileZilla Client
#11236dialog window position on dual monitor issue new Bug report high FileZilla Client
#11246'Locate file in Finder' or 'Locate file in Explorer' new Feature request high FileZilla Client
#11265Mac OS Sierra bug with top moreinfo Bug report high FileZilla Client
#11342unable to log in new Bug report high FileZilla Client
#11729MAC OS X SIte Manager Sroll overlap entries reopened Bug report high FileZilla Client
#11756Issues using Filezilla on macOS Mojave new Bug report high FileZilla Client
#11770Cannot open subdirectories in directory tree after updating reopened Bug report high FileZilla Client
#11771Implement dark mode in macOS Mojave new Bug report high FileZilla Client
#11874SFTP servers denying access because of so many keys being sent new Bug report high FileZilla Client
#11887Incorrect Password new Other high FileZilla Client
#12018Upload Edited Files - Long Response Time new Bug report high FileZilla Client
#12121Creating a new folder forces directory to go up a level new Bug report high FileZilla Client
#12145Dialogue boxes extremely slow on Mac, 3.47.2.1 new Bug report high FileZilla Client
#12307[Patch] Auto-update proposal reopened Patch high FileZilla Client
#4759File Permissions Dialog - Request to have numeric positions highlighted when opened new Feature request normal FileZilla Client
#5046Local Transfer Management new Feature request normal FileZilla Client
#5094Move cursor to end of file path box upon failing to change directory new Feature request normal FileZilla Client
#5148E-mail notifications new Feature request normal FileZilla Client
#5178Mac OSX: Close Button should Hide not Close App new Feature request normal FileZilla Client
#5302OSX - Cannot recognise OSX folder aliases new Bug report normal FileZilla Client
#5676Shortcut CMD+ARROW_DOWN on MacOSX new Feature request normal FileZilla Client
#7155Minimize and Manual Transfer use same keyboard shortcut new Bug report normal FileZilla Client
#7269Synchronized scrolling on Mac not working new Bug report normal FileZilla Client
#7278Multiple dialogs simultaneously hangs client (OSX) new Bug report normal FileZilla Client
#7322Wrong folder for preferences new Feature request normal FileZilla Client
#7326Requesting new feature for the last opened bookmark new Feature request normal FileZilla Client
#7424Drag & Drop on OSX 10.5 doen't work new Bug report normal FileZilla Client
#7874Bypass proxy for all local sites new Feature request normal FileZilla Client
#7883View/Edit is riddled with problems, please allow me to view but disable editing new Feature request normal FileZilla Client
#7908Often locking folder navigation on Mac after awhile new Bug report normal FileZilla Client
#7943Ability to handle urls from browser (Mac OS X) new Feature request normal FileZilla Client
#8034Read permission denied Truncates local file new Bug report normal FileZilla Client
#8051Files with identical names except for the letter case are not distinguished when editing new Bug report normal FileZilla Client
#8054Click-dragging file transfers in a certain way quickly can make FileZilla unresponsive new Bug report normal FileZilla Client
#8271Cannot move OSX client window in the normal fashion new Bug report normal FileZilla Client
#8290PAPERCUT: 'Minimize to tray' checkbox behavior on OSX new Feature request normal FileZilla Client
#8291PAPERCUT: A common OS X [Cmd+W] shortcut is not working. new Feature request normal FileZilla Client
#8292Many interface languages in FileZilla cannot be used. new Bug report normal FileZilla Client
#8310PAPERCUT: The tooltip says that right clicking on 'directory listing filter' icon should toggle the filters On/Off, but it only shows the filter configuration panel. new Bug report normal FileZilla Client
#8324Slow and interrupted upload in FileZilla client 3.6 and 3.6.0.1 on Mac 10.8.2 new Bug report normal FileZilla Client
#8328PAPERCUT: 'Downloading update' download status bar and text on OSX are oversized. new Bug report normal FileZilla Client
#8391Full screen feature for Mac OS new Feature request normal FileZilla Client
#8404Favorites in Dock menu new Feature request normal FileZilla Client
#8427PAPERCUT: Only the very top of the FileZilla title bar is draggable on OSX new Bug report normal FileZilla Client
#8461Directory tree view is not refreshed after dragging folders. new Bug report normal FileZilla Client
#8484Please change 'Selected file already being edited' box. new Feature request normal FileZilla Client
#8660Better handling / overview site manager list under Mac new Feature request normal FileZilla Client
#8702Improve Update Process new Feature request normal FileZilla Client
#8749Lockup after downloading file while editing new Bug report normal FileZilla Client
#9088Creation date appears in Last Modified column on FTP to OpenVMS new Bug report normal FileZilla Client
#9570Apply to current queue - apply to current operation new Feature request normal FileZilla Client
#9583Make an app bundle also when GTK is used on Mac new Feature request normal FileZilla Client
#9690Numpad Enter not working as file upload new Bug report normal FileZilla Client
#9704File associations and stop working properly after update to 3.9.0.1 new Bug report normal FileZilla Client
#9918Allow resizeable window in 'Check for updates' dialog new Feature request normal FileZilla Client
#10081Enable Fullscreen Mode for OSX Mountain Lion new Feature request normal FileZilla Client
#10082Add a new set of icons (for OSX) new Feature request normal FileZilla Client
#10285Right/Command Click for List Of Sites new Bug report normal FileZilla Client
#10296Problem resizing winfdow in multiscreen configuration assigned Bug report normal FileZilla Client
#10314Keyboard Shortcut for Add files to queue new Feature request normal FileZilla Client
#10483Site Manager default status new Feature request normal FileZilla Client
#10660Press [Enter] to connect to site new Feature request normal FileZilla Client
#10737“FileZilla.app” is damaged and can’t be opened. reopened Bug report normal FileZilla Client
#10757OSX Filename Filters toggle key not working new Bug report normal FileZilla Client
#10791Underscores on Mac OS X not recognized when typed to jump to another file or folder new Bug report normal FileZilla Client
#10804On Mac, 'return' key should trigger colored button on windows new Bug report normal FileZilla Client
#10863Could not read from socket: ECONNRESET moreinfo Bug report normal FileZilla Client
#10956File selection disabled when renaming a file new Bug report normal FileZilla Client
#10992Uploading Links/Aliases via DND on OSX does not dereference 3.10.2 new Bug report normal FileZilla Client
#11025Version 3.22.0 SFTP cannot connect to server new Bug report normal FileZilla Client
#11060OSX Automatic update new Feature request normal FileZilla Client
#11075Prevent gaining focus on os x new Bug report normal FileZilla Client
#11089When uploading, uploads stop with 1 second left. moreinfo Bug report normal FileZilla Client
#11104Permissions Change to 644 During SFTP Transfers new Bug report normal FileZilla Client
#11106Toolbar icons/buttons vague and button status hard to determine new Feature request normal FileZilla Client
#11133Pressing space bar while any entry of the Server list is focused automatically closes Site manager and logs i new Bug report normal FileZilla Client
#11142Feature Request: Option to always create missing folder new Feature request normal FileZilla Client
#11159Site Manager - Make a pane new Feature request normal FileZilla Client
#11182More details, please ! new Other normal FileZilla Client
#11191Fix double clicking on filename (to agree with convention) new Feature request normal FileZilla Client

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