Managing your files in FileZilla

FileZilla not only allows you to upload and download files to your server, you can also manage them by creating, deleting, renaming and changing the permissions on the files and folders. Before you can do any of the following, you will need to connect using FileZilla.

Note! If you do not know how to connect using FileZilla, please see our article on Configuring your site in FileZilla.

The following sections will explain how to manage your files in FilesZilla.

Creating a directory or file

  1. Open FileZilla
  2. Create a directory in FileZilla

    Right click in the “Filename” window underneath the “Remote Site” where you want to create a file or folder. This will open the options pop up box.

    Select the Create Directory option to create a folder.

    Create a file in FileZilla

    To create a file you select the Create new file option.

  3. Name the file or folder FileZilla

    Type in the name os the file or folder and click OK.

    The file or folder will show in your files on the server.

Renaming a Folder or File

  1. Open FileZilla
  2. Rename the file in FileZilla

    Find the file you want to rename.

    Right click the file and select Rename in the options pop up box.

  3. File is renamed in FileZilla

    Type a new name for the file or folder and hit enter.

    The file or Folder now has a new name.

Deleting a File or Folder

  1. Open FileZilla
  2. Delete a file in FileZilla

    Find the file you want to delete on the server. Right click the file or folder and select Delete from the option pop up box.

  3. Confirm Delete FileZilla

    A Confirmation needed pop up box will display.

    Click OK.

How to Change Permissions

  1. Open FileZilla
  2. File permissions in FileZilla

    Go to the file you want to change the permissions for. Right click the file or folder and select File Permissions from the options pop up box.

  3. Set the values for permissions FileZilla

    Change the permissions to whatever permission number you want. in this case we changed the permissions of the folder to 755.

    Click OK.

    The permissions will now be 755.

John-Paul Briones Content Writer II

John-Paul is an Electronics Engineer that spent most of his career in IT. He has been a Technical Writer for InMotion since 2013.

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2 thoughts on “Managing your files in FileZilla

  1. Hi – I seem to have hit a limit on the number of files that are being displayed by filezilla for my uploads folder. 7998 files are listed by filezilla, and that now never changes. The directory does contain over 8500 files, so new files are uploading successfully. Is this limit something configurable? I read something general on google about RecursionLimits but don’t know if that applies here or how I would change it.

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