Opened 7 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#8540 closed Bug report (wontfix)

Filezilla Client accesses redirected directories instead of real ones

Reported by: gtworek Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: Cc:
Component version: Operating system type: Windows
Operating system version: Windows 7 64bit

Description

Try to launch FileZilla Client (without "run as admin") and go to Windows\system32 folder on 64bit system (i.e. Windows 7). List your local files and try to identify aclui.dll. Note the size.
Launch cmd.exe as admin and try to dir \windows\system32\aclui.dll. Compare sizes of your files.
Now try to dir \windows\syswow64\aclui.dll
As you can see Filezilla tells that displays data from system32 and in fact displays the content of syswow64.
The application should be 64bit aware and use real folders without redirection. Look at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa384187(v=vs.85).aspx for additional info.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by Alexander Schuch

A related item is #2862, which is about a native 64 bit version for Windows.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by Tim Kosse

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

Won't be fixed. While this can be disabled, this has to be done before every single file operating and re-enabled afterwards to prevent problems with loading DLLs and such. This comes at a too high of a performance penalty (think traversing directory trees with millions of files).

As only the protected system directory is subject to redirection, not disabling redirection is acceptable.

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