Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 4 months ago

#4235 reopened Bug report

"Treat files without extension as ASCII file" should be unchecked by default — at Initial Version

Reported by: Alkis Georgopoulos Owned by:
Priority: high Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: data-corruption Cc: alkisg@…, bantu@…, mafufz, taur, zoddo@…, Dmitry
Component version: Operating system type:
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With this option checked by default,

  • Copying C:\NTLDR fails because it's copied as ASCII
  • Copying /bin/ls fails
  • Backing up a CMS that encrypts the filenames of attached files (=>with no extension) fails

ASCII convertion is file modification.
Files without extension are of unknown type.
Modifying files of unknown type is really something that shouldn't be default behavior.

I'm reporting this bug after having ~2000 corrupted files because of it. And I discovered that the files were corrupted after a week, so even my backup is corrupted.
ASCII convertion for binary files corrupts them irreversibly, please don't do it by default.

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