Installing FileZilla Client: First Run

FileZilla - The free FTP solutionThis post is part of the Installing FileZilla Client series. FileZilla is a free software, cross-platform FTP application, consisting of FileZilla Client and FileZilla Server. Client binaries are available for Windows, Linux, and macOS; server binaries are available for Windows only. This series is taking a look only at the Windows FileZilla client.

With the FileZilla client installed it is now available to use; to launch FileZilla, click the icon on the Windows start menu. On first run, the Welcome to FileZilla dialog will be displayed. Click Ok to dismiss the dialog:

Welcome to FileZilla

When the main FileZilla client window appears, enter your FTP server details in the four fields at the top of the window and click the Quickconnect button:

FileZilla window

When prompted, decide if you want to remember passwords; for a shared computer select Do not save passwords and click OK:

Remember Passwords?

When the login completes, you should see your FTP server files in the right hand side of the window:

FileZilla showing FTP server files

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