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Solution: Filezilla 3.x Portable

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Solution: Filezilla 3.x Portable

Since from version 3.0 on Filezilla developers have been using the local folder of each Windows user for storing Filezilla settings and the portable edition is no longer updated there's a small workaround:

1) Download the zipped version of Filezilla 3.x.x from:
http://filezilla-project.org/download.php?type=client
[FileZilla_3.x.x.x_win32.zip]

2) Unzip it in a folder of your choice

3) Create an empty .BAT file: start_filezilla.bat

4) Open it by a text editor and copy/paste the following lines:

setlocal 
set USERPROFILE=c:\ 
cd /d %~dp0 
start filezilla.exe
endlocal

5) Save start_filezilla.bat in the main Filezilla folder

6) A double click on this file: start_filezilla.bat starts Filezilla 3

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settings, site list, queue etc will be stored in the main Filezilla directory, and the Filezilla directory can be copied on a stick or onto another drive without any problem.

You should always start Filezilla using the batch file! If you start Filezilla from the .EXE directly, it will re-create all the settings, queue etc in the WIN_USER folder. I would suggest to create a shortcut to start_filezilla.bat on your desktop.

Good luck!

Leepa
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There is a native way

to do this...

In filezilla folder there is a subfolder called "docs" with a file fzdefaults.xml.example in it.
Copy this file to the folder with filezilla.exe, strip the ".example" part and edit the line:
<Setting name="Config Location">..\data</Setting>
Change ".../data" (or whatever is there between the tags) to desired location.

In my case I have FilezillaPortable folder with two subfolders: "app" and "data".
I keep filezilla executables and other files in "app" (together with fzdefaults.xml) and with the config location set to "../data" all my sessions and settings are stored in "data" subfolder. Works like charm Smile

Regards,

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Leepa

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Why is it stopped?

I have tried your solution with the fxdefaults.xml file and appears to work great. So, If there is a native way to save content directly from filezilla without saving to the hard drive, then why would it stop being supported through PortableApps? Is there other data being stored elsewhere.

Thanks.

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jsarcone
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I don't understand

In filezilla folder there is a subfolder called "docs" with a file fzdefaults.xml.example in it.
Copy this file to the folder with filezilla.exe, strip the ".example" part and edit the line:
..\data
Instead do:

./data
So, where ever that fzdefaults.xml is it will make a default data directory in that where the file is. If one is not there already and you don't need all the old files at all.
Then if you can import the sites from the old version.

http://forum.filezilla-project.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4366&hilit=USB

So, why isn't this supported??

Thank you,

Joe

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