Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#8466 new Feature request

FTP URL in Quick Connect should open directory/download file

Reported by: slacka Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: Quick Connect FTP URL Cc: filip.hasa@…
Component version: Operating system type: Windows
Operating system version:


Right now, it's nice that you can put FTP URLs in the quickconnect bar, but the functionality isn't quite usable.

For example, if you copy
from your browser and you want to download it in filezilla. When you paste it in the quick connect "host" field, you get the following error:

Connecting to
Status: Connection established, waiting for welcome message...
Response: 220-Microsoft FTP Service
Status: Connected
Status: Retrieving directory listing...
Command: CWD /planificacion/VAD&Hepp/Metodo-participativo-VAD.pdf
Response: 550 /planificacion/VAD&Hepp/Metodo-participativo-VAD.pdf: The directory name is invalid.
Command: PWD
Response: 257 "/" is current directory.

Ideally, it would CDW TO /planificacion/VAD&Hepp/
then start a download of Metodo-participativo-VAD.pdf

Change History (4)

comment:1 by Alexander Schuch, 11 years ago

Status: newmoreinfo

The quick connect bar is not supposed to be used like that. Please try the manual transfer (Transfer -> Manual download). Does it work there?

in reply to:  1 comment:2 by hasafi, 11 years ago

Status: moreinfonew

It is not useful for URL without file on the end of link. I only want connect to somewhere.


ideas is taken from #7961.

than kyou

comment:3 by Alexander Schuch, 11 years ago

Keywords: Quick Connect added; Quickconnect removed
Summary: FTP URL in Quickconnect does not initiate downloadFTP URL in Quick Connect should open directory/download file
Type: Bug reportFeature request

So I try to translate your feature request:

1) An FTP URI pasted into the quick connect bar should open a connection to the given FTP server and browse to the given directory in case the given URI refers to a directory.

2) In case the pasted FTP URI is not a directory but a file, a download should be started, or the manual download dialogue should be opened with all known information already filled in (probably just missing the local directory where the file should be downloaded to).

comment:4 by hasafi, 11 years ago

Cc: filip.hasa@… added


in both cases local directory should be opened in default local directory.

Second case should start download of file and keep open connection to remote directory as in first case.

Thank you

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