Opened 12 months ago

Last modified 12 months ago

#12883 new Bug report

Local site directory pane trying to change to deleted directory after a variety of inputs

Reported by: InternationalJack Owned by:
Priority: high Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: directory, change, inaccessible, navigation Cc:
Component version: Operating system type: Windows
Operating system version: Windows 10 Pro


When I connect to any given server, the local site pane is set to automatically show a particular folder. Sometimes, when I do almost anything in that pane, FileZilla tries to jump to some other local directory. It's always one that FZ has never shown before, so it's not in the local site drop-down history. Unfortunately, before today I never thought to get a screenshot of the directory it would try to display, but it was usually a temp folder.

This was all happening on the latest stable releases from the last couple months.

Today I installed the nightly build for March 10th to see if that fixed an unrelated bug (it did!), but then immediately encountered the folder-changing bug again. Here's what happened:

Three tabs are open. I start in tab 3, click tab 2, click the Local site files pane and click the "back" button on my mouse to go up one level. It should have gone from this:
C:\Users\John\Desktop\Web Changes\Workshops\
to this:
C:\Users\John\Desktop\Web Changes\

But instead, FileZilla tries to jump from this:
C:\Users\John\Desktop\Web Changes\Workshops\
to this:
(see screenshot)

That "FileZilla-" directory only existed when I installed the daily build, and I deleted it after that was done. When this bug would happen in the past, FileZilla would try to jump to a temp directory somewhere else on the C drive (oh how I wish I'd gotten a screencap).

Anyway, I next clicked into tab 1, right-clicked the local site directory listing pane, selected "Create directory" and typed in a folder name. Upon pressing Enter, FileZilla again tried to jump to the non-existent ...\Desktop\FileZilla- folder.

In past occurrences of this bug, it would happen upon deleting a local file, renaming a file or folder, or moving a file by click + drag.

No idea what I can try to fix this, but am open to suggestions. Let me know what other info might be helpful. Sorry for my verboseness!

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FZ folder jump Screenshot 2023-03-10 103016.png (208.3 KB ) - added by InternationalJack 12 months ago.
Screenshot of "failed to change directory" error.

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Change History (2)

by InternationalJack, 12 months ago

Screenshot of "failed to change directory" error.

comment:1 by InternationalJack, 12 months ago

Note: The screenshot shows the current local folder as ...Desktop\fz backup\, which is where I copied the stable installation of FZ before installing the daily build. I'm guessing FZ displayed that folder because it couldn't find "...Desktop\FileZilla-" and "fz backup" was the closest option.

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