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This guide is primarily for Ubuntu users and shows how to install the latest version of FileZilla when it is not available through the Synaptic Package manager.

Download the latest version of FileZilla from here (new UNBUNDLED versions!)

Note: Where you see YOUR_FILENAME_HERE replace it with the name of the file you have downloaded.

Open a terminal and change directory to where you have downloaded the file from FileZilla, then run the following commands:

sudo tar jxvf YOUR_FILENAME_HERE.tar.bz2 -C /opt/
sudo chown -R root:root /opt/FileZilla3/
sudo chmod -R 755 /opt/FileZilla3/

To create a menu entry, open a terminal and run the command:

sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/filezilla.desktop

Add the following text:

[Desktop Entry]
Comment=FTP Client

You will now be able to launch FileZilla from the start menu, click Applications → Internet → FileZilla.

Windows - Backup Settings

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. Set a file name and a location.

Importing your saved settings

  1. Go to “File”
  2. Click “Import”
  3. Locate 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.