Opened 16 years ago

Last modified 16 years ago

#3420 closed Bug report

FZ3 wipes drive

Reported by: nypharos Owned by:
Priority: critical Component: Other
Keywords: Cc: nypharos, Tim Kosse
Component version: Operating system type:
Operating system version:


Ubuntu 7.whatever (latest stable)
FileZilla 3 latest stable (cannot tell anymore)

I'll explain what happened in all detail I can remember.
I deleted some files on my local drive.


No problems until I deleted one particular folder which resulted in wiping my entire /home directory.

It' name was like "/home/nyp/.Virtualbox/shared/Hitman Blood Money". Marked it, chose 'delete' and waited...
Deletion went on and on and I got suspicious so I checked my free space.
Before deletion there were 2% of space free now it was 97%. So I killed FileZilla which was still very busy removing files at that time and looked at what was left.
Barely nothing. I lost all of my emails, my logins, password, programming projects, scripts, settings -> simply everything that was "in reach" of FileZilla.
I got really mad but well... couldn't send you any hatemails

I guess you chose the name "FileZilla" for a reason.

As this is a major bug and not a feature (well at least I have plenty of space now) I thought I should report it and warn others. DON'T EVER USE FILEZILLA FOR DELETING FILES ON YOUR DRIVE!

Would be nice if official releases would be double checked for bugs like these.
rm -rf / should never be possible!

BTW. There's another bug when a connection is interrupted, one clicks on reconnect and immediately after reconnecting uploads a file. Although the correct folder is being displayed in the window, the file (sometimes?) is uploaded to the wrong folder.
Can be quite annoying if one wanted to upload an let's say index.php to a testfolder and it ends up live on a busy website.

Thanks for reading.
I'm sorry I can't provide any logs or anything else for that matter. FileZilla was pretty thorough.

Change History (2)

comment:1 by Tim Kosse, 16 years ago

Which version of FileZilla exactly?

Can you reproduce the problem with

comment:2 by sf-robot, 16 years ago

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