How to Enable Drag and Drop Feature in FileZilla for Windows Explorer
FileZilla is a powerful and popular, open source FTP (File Transfer Protocol) client for Windows and Mac. It is widely used for uploading and downloading files from remote servers over the internet. One of the most convenient features of FileZilla is the ability to drag and drop files from Windows Explorer to the FileZilla window. Unfortunately, this feature is not enabled by default, and some users may find it difficult to enable it. Here’s how to enable drag and drop in FileZilla for Windows Explorer.
First, open FileZilla and navigate to the “Edit” menu and select “Settings”. Once the settings window opens, select the “Transfer” tab. Under the “Transfer” tab, you should see an option labeled “Allow Drag and Drop”. Check the box next to this option and then click “OK” to save the changes.
Now, open Windows Explorer and navigate to the folder from which you want to drag and drop files. Right-click on the folder and select “Properties”. In the “Properties” window, select the “Sharing” tab. Under the “Sharing” tab, you should see an option labeled “Share this folder”. Check the box next to this option and then click “OK” to save the changes.
Finally, open FileZilla and navigate to the “View” menu and select “Refresh”. This will refresh the list of available folders in Windows Explorer. Find the folder you just shared and right-click on it. Select “Connect” from the menu and enter the username and password associated with the folder.
Once connected, you should now be able to drag and drop files from Windows Explorer to the FileZilla window. Keep in mind that the files will still be uploaded to the remote server. To prevent this, you can use the “Move” command instead of “Copy”. This will move the file from the local machine to the remote server without uploading it.
The drag and drop feature in FileZilla for Windows Explorer makes it easy to transfer files between your local machine and the remote server. By following the steps outlined above, you can easily enable this feature and start transferring files with ease.