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First created: Saturday 10th January 2009, 9:08 PT, AD
Last updated: Sunday 21st January 2018, 6:12 PT, AD

How to install and run FileZilla on Linux or Windows by Anne Dawson, PhD

Skip to run instructions (assumes FileZilla installed)

Ubuntu Linux users can go to menu: 
System -> Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager to find and install FileZilla.
For other operating systems, use the following instructions:

1. Go to the FileZilla web site

Go to

You will see this screen:

FileZilla download screen

2. Download the FileZilla software for your chosen operating system

After the installation is completed, 
you can then start up FileZilla:

Linux: Applications -> Internet -> FileZilla

Windows: Start -> Programs -> FileZilla

The following screen shots were taken from an Ubuntu Linux installation of FileZilla.
Similar screens will be seen on a Windows or Mac machine.

FileZilla start screen

3. Create a New Site on FileZilla

Select the menu:

File -> Site Manager

then click on the "New Site" button.

FileZilla Site Manager screen

Click in the "Rename" button and rename the site as your student username
(supplied to you by the instructor in class), e.g. student1, student2 etc.

FileZilla Site Manager screen

Fill in the settings as shown on the following screen,
but substitute the IP and username as supplied to you by the instructor.

FileZilla Site Manager screen

Click on the "OK" button to save your changes.

4. Connect to the server

Select the menu:

File -> Site Manager

then double click on your new site "student2"

or do a single click and then click on the "Connect" button.

FileZilla Site Connect screen

Type in your password...

Upload your files to the server by following the following instructions...

Follow these instructions to upload files to the server:

1.  Start FileZilla  

FileZilla start screen

When you successfully connect to the remote site (File -> Site Manager -> student2),

you're automatically placed into your own folder on the remote site,

in this example:



FileZilla screen


Locate the file you want to transfer by clicking in the

"Local site:" part of the above screen...


then click on the filename and drag the file to the remote folder...


FileZilla screen

Notice you are only allowed to write files to your own folder on the remote site,
and you cannot navigate to any other folder on the remote site.

FileZilla screen

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