How to Copy or Backup your FileZilla Site Manager
If you’re anything like me and use the FTP client FileZilla to manage hundreds of sites, you’ll know that to lose all your site manager settings and have to re-input them would take hours. If the time has come to backup or if you’ve purchased a new computer and are looking to copy your FTP settings, simply follow a couple of easy steps explained below and you’ll be back up and running in no time.
Open up your copy of FileZilla, select the ‘Export…’ option from the ‘File’ menu and click the checkbox that reads ‘Export Site Manager entries’. At this point you may also want to select to export your settings and the current transfer queue if one exists.
Click ‘OK’ and you’ll be asked where you want to save the exported file to. The export is in the format of an XML file and should be saved in a suitable location.
Now we have our FileZilla site manager safe and sound it’s time to look at importing our sites back into FileZilla. To do this, with FileZilla open, select the ‘Import…’ option from the ‘File’ menu and navigate to where the saved XML file is sitting. Simply click ‘OK’ and watch as your settings flood back in. It’s almost as if you were never FileZilla-less.