Opened 13 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#5314 closed Bug report (outdated)

drag & drop transfers parent directory instead of selected files

Reported by: michael Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: parent directory Cc:
Component version: Operating system type: OS X
Operating system version: 10.6.3


drag & drop of multiple files and/or directories from the remote file listing to the local active directory sometimes transfers the complete remote parent directory instead of the selected files.

this means that instead of showing the expected "overwrite?"-dialog for existing files in the active local directory, filezilla creates a new subdirectory with the name of the server's parent directory and transfers all of its contents.
this is very annoying since it takes 2 or 3 attempts until only the selected files are transferred to the right place and i can use the advantage of comparing file size & date when filezilla asks whether to overwrite or not.
additional this means i have to cancel huge queues of files in subdirectories that i did not want to be transferred and delete the already transferred ones from the wrong directory on my harddisk.

apparently filezilla does not recognize the active remote directory after navigating through the remote directory structure. sometimes it helps explicitly selecting another directory first and then the desired one in the remote directory tree before selecting the files for drag&drop transfer.

this issue seems to happen on about 50% of remote->local drag&drop transfers. it never happened when transferring from local to remote.

i noticed this behavior throughout all filezilla-versions in the last year, but never found a bug report. anyone with the same problem?

Change History (5)

comment:1 by michael, 13 years ago

i should add that i use filezilla client though experienced this problem at least since 3.2.x.x.

btw synchronized directory browsing is NOT turned on, i explicitly select the local & remote directories to work on.

comment:2 by Tim Kosse, 13 years ago

Status: newmoreinfo

If possible, can you please describe the exact steps needed to reproduce this problem, beginning with a freshly started FileZilla?
Where exactly are you clicking, what are you typing? On each step, what happens?

comment:3 by michael, 13 years ago

OK, I try to do my best. Until now I could not reliably reproduce this problem. It seems to happen randomly though I know that this is not really possible. I'm not typing anything, I just connect to a the server, navigate through the directory structure by clicking on the directory names or ".." in the file listing (!! not the directory tree), select some remote files and drag them to my local file listing (again, not onto a directory in the directory tree).

Anyway, I'll try to find out reproducible steps and will post them here.

comment:4 by Alexander Schuch, 11 years ago

Do you still encounter this problem in a recent version of FileZilla?

comment:5 by Alexander Schuch, 11 years ago

Resolution: outdated
Status: moreinfoclosed

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