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FileZilla Tutorial -Downloading, Installing and Understanding FileZilla

In part one of this FileZilla tutorial series learn the basics of setting up and understanding Filezilla. Learn the proper method for downloading, installing using FileZilla’s interface.
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To download FileZilla, follow the instructions below:

  1. Download FileZilla for your operating system. FileZilla is both compatible on windows and mac.
  2. Once the download completes, run the installation using the recommended settings. FileZilla will prompt you if you would like to download ad aware protection on your platform. You can choose to not download this program by selecting no.

Understanding the FileZilla interface

There are 5 basic parts to FileZilla’s interface that you need to understand:

Local Site Folder Browser – located in the left center panel and reveals local folders and files. Use the local site folder browser to search through directories and find files to upload or the landing directory for downloads.

Remote Site Folder Browser  – located in the right center panel and reveals local folders and files. Use the remote site folder browser to search through directories and find files for download or the upload destination for local files.

Toolbar – located at the top of the FileZilla interface and shows tools, actions and shortcuts used to speed up your transfer processes. In the toolbar, you’ll also find your transfer settings, the site manager and other tools used to manage your remote or local site.

Transfer Queue – located at the bottom of the FileZilla interface and reveals the current, pending, failed and successful transfers. Use the transfer queue to view, prioritize or manage your transfers.

Message Log – located at the top of the FileZilla interface below the toolbar and reveals the status of your connection and transfers at all times. Use the message log to view specific errors that may appear during your transfers.

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