Opened 15 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#817 closed Bug report (wontfix)

Slow local list view when network drive

Reported by: pgerstbach Owned by: Alexander Schuch
Priority: normal Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: network drive Cc: pgerstbach, Alexander Schuch, johnmerritt72, digital12345, syranide
Component version: Operating system type: Windows
Operating system version:


The local list view is extremly slow when using a
network drive. Switching between directories needs some
1-3 seconds, which is much slower than the remote side
via FTP!

I have this problem on a Windows XP SP2 while the
network drive is a Linux samba share.

Version FileZilla 2.2.10 (but I remember, it was that
slow in many versions before)

Change History (8)

comment:1 by pgerstbach, 15 years ago

Seems to be resolved with version 2.2.18.

comment:2 by johnmerritt72, 14 years ago

Still slow for me. This is very frustrating, as I use
FileZilla often. Local drive window updates almost
instantly, but mapped network drive is very slow. Scrolling
long file lists will drive you crazy, as it can take 5-10
seconds (or more) to scroll to the file you want.

comment:3 by Alexander Schuch, 12 years ago

How fast is it using latest version of FileZilla 3? It still is very slow? If you access the network drive from Windows Explorer (I believe you are using Windows), it is that slow as well there?

comment:4 by sf-robot, 12 years ago

This Tracker item was closed automatically by the system. It was
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comment:5 by digital12345, 12 years ago

I also got this problem with FileZilla (in old version and the latest version 3.11).
Test scenario

  • In FileZilla, browse the local site to a LAN network folder (in both cases: a mapped network driver or URI like
  • FileZilla is suspended for a while (~ 15 seconds) before displaying the network folder content.
  • I used FileZill 3.11 on WinXP SP2, network driver is a LAN folder
  • If using other application (e.g. Windows Explorer), I can browse this LAN folder very fast

NOTE: I also saw this problem with FreeCommander version 0.7 ( - an application like Total Commander or NC. However, in the new version 1.0, they fixed this problem. You can refer to its solution.

comment:6 by syranide, 12 years ago

Cc: syranide added
Operating system type: Windows
Status: closedreopened

Any updates on this?

The networked drive is local and as should be my ping to it is less than 1ms.

I've had this as well since forever and I'm really questioning if FileZilla is worth it as the only other feature I use is the edit-feature (which is terrific). But I have to lots of surfing through directories and refreshing, it currently takes 10-15 sec each time whereas using the windows browser makes instantaneous.

comment:7 by Tim Kosse, 12 years ago

Resolution: wontfix
Status: reopenedclosed

It is a problem in Windows, it does not cache remote directory listings.

comment:8 by Alexander Schuch, 7 years ago

Keywords: network drive added
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