FileZilla Portable

FileZilla Portable

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 23 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.10.2
  • Total Downloads:
    138,520
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 20, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    6.29MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    467
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #6 in FTP Software

Editors' Review

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FileZilla Portable is an FTP client that you can install on a removable media like a thumb drive and take it with you. This free utility is very fast and stores your app preferences, bookmarks, and passwords, so they're always available, regardless of the PC you happen to be using.

Pros

Portable: Unlike regular apps, FileZilla Portable can be installed on removable media and be used without any issues on multiple PCs. As you might suspect, all of your bookmarks, passwords, and preferences are preserved as well.

Multiple supported protocols: This software supports FTP, SFTP, FTPS, and FTPES. As long as you enter the correct port, you don't need to specify which type of protocol you'll be using.

Speedy: In our tests, we transferred over 3,000 files with a total size of 1.76GB in 20 minutes at an average speed of 1.1MB/s, using an SFTP server on our local network.

Cons

Security risk: We strongly recommend against storing your passwords in the app, since they will be saved in an XML file that every text editor can open. Only store your passwords if you're the only one who has access to the drive where the app is installed and all your files are non-sensitive files.

No transfer buttons: Unlike the vast majority of FTP software, here there are no Transfer From/To buttons to clutter the UI; instead, you have to drag and drop files and folders from each directory to the other. While this method of operation is convenient and fluid, it lacks discoverability, especially if you're used to other FTP clients.

Bottom Line

FileZilla Portable can be the perfect file transfer app if you often find yourself accessing FTP servers from different locations and on different machines. Since all preferences are stored with the app, you'll be up and running in seconds.

 
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User Reviews
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2 stars

"Insecure, do no use portable app"

June 11, 2014  |  By Narfe

 |  Version: FileZilla Portable 3.7.3

Pros

FileZilla is a great piece of software, but the portable version is not made by them and is insecure.

Cons

This portable version stores all ftp account passwords in a plaintext xml file.

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5 stars

"Great FTP program"

July 16, 2013  |  By DexterHaven-CK

 |  Version: FileZilla Portable 3.7.1.1

Pros

Easy set up. Installed on thumb drive, ran it, and was downloading in less than two minutes. Super easy to use.

The caveat is you have to have a basic understanding of FTP. Really basic. There is also help. And if you really don't have a clue as to what you are doing, try using a search engine and read about using FTP.

Cons

I have not found any yet.

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5 stars

"Favorite of all FTP proggy's"

June 29, 2013  |  By DaDreamWizard

 |  Version: FileZilla Portable 3.7.1

Pros

Does what it should fairly easily. Being familiar with the way ftp programs work is always a plus, and there's no choice but to learn. But it's simple to use. As functional as the one's that cost dollars and it just seems cleaner, less cluttered.

Cons

none really - first time I ever installed was up and running and retrieving within 5 minutes. No Fumbels McGee menu's or confusion.

Summary

Had 75% of the ftp programs over the years. And I just took a liking to this and it didn't cost a dime.

Oh there's ftp programs that have that super compact look - nice yes. But they're involved, I'd even go to say confusing at times.

Bottom line, it works nicely to say the least. And if your new to this, if I were you I'd go with this. If this were the first ftp app I'd ever had I'd have avoided way to many love/hate relationships with other software.

Updated on Jun 29, 2013

note: I just changed over to using portable versions when feasible. Hence this review goes for both the installer version and portable versions.

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5 stars

"The Best Choice For Windows 8"

December 30, 2012  |  By Mike98

 |  Version: FileZilla Portable 3.6.2

Pros

Easy to install. No problem(s) and no error(s). Works excellent. I was sceptical about FileZilla Portable, because I used FileZilla with often connection broken and program hanging when I was uploading files to the server with Windows XP. FileZilla remembers which folder you were using when uploading last.

Cons

There are no cons.

Summary

FileZilla Portable is very clean and I think the writer omitted the flwas of FileZilla in FileZilla Portable.

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5 stars

"The best I have seen."

January 03, 2012  |  By jbalboa

 |  Version: FileZilla Portable 3.5.2

Pros

It's better than "IPswitch's WS_FTP Pro."
You can drag and drop within the host server.
It's very robus.
It's PORTABLE, so you can run it from a USB flash drive in any PC.
And best of all . . . IT'S FREE.

Cons

None . . . It's perfect.

Summary

I have used the professional stuff and let me tell you, this FileZilla does a better job and it's free.

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5 stars

"Filezilla does everything I need"

December 04, 2011  |  By BGreenTruck

 |  Version: FileZilla Portable 3.5.2

Pros

Simple and effective... and our favorate..FREE!!!

Cons

You have to learn to use it.. not a big deal though most hosts will walk you through it. Godaddy.com walked me through the process. I had a site for a year. And plan to make a new one soon

Summary

This program is awesome, it did everything I wanted it to do. I just had to write my page and create/gather my pictures. I am computer illerate and still was able to make a site... If I can do it anybody can.

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5 stars

"Simple front end to FTP"

August 09, 2011  |  By pcarling

 |  Version: FileZilla Portable 3.5

Pros

easy to use - even from a memory stick
clear presentation of information

Cons

None - other than the silly name.

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5 stars

"Just the greatest and portable to boot"

June 12, 2011  |  By loaus

 |  Version: FileZilla Portable 3.5

Pros

It fits so easily on a travel drive and can be taken anywhere and used on any windows based computer.

Cons

none known

Summary

I use various computers at various locations and have the need to use one single FTP program to upload and download code from my websites. This program does the trick.

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5 stars

"Works great and not a memory hog!!!!"

May 16, 2011  |  By Nova31826

 |  Version: FileZilla Portable 3.4

Pros

Portable and east to install and use. This is the ideal FTP client for average Webmaster.

Cons

None so far...A+++

Summary

This is very reliable and tranfers without error. I use windows 7 and this prog works flawless for me. thumbs up+++

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1 stars

"Pffffftt!!!!"

April 10, 2011  |  By skeptic1st

 |  Version: FileZilla Portable 3.4

Pros

It's easy to install.

Cons

Another empty hole with no direction signs.

Summary

You'd think by now that somebody would have figured out how to communicate simple things to normal minds, but this software proves that's still an illusion.

What's so hard about having labels like "move/copy from" and "move/copy to?"

Oh, nooooooooooooooooooo! That would never do! Let 'em figure it out--it's free, f*** 'em!

I have not been impressed with any of the products from this company. They are drastically over-rated and over-hyped.

This is a pure dog.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.10.2
  • Fix a crash if a keyfile has been configured for SFTP and this file has become missing or corrupted.
  • *nix, OS X: Fix permissions on files uploaded via SFTP.
General
Publisher PortableApps
Publisher web site http://portableapps.com/
Release Date January 20, 2015
Date Added January 20, 2015
Version 3.10.2
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory FTP Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.29MB
File Name FileZillaPortable_3.10.0.2.paf.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 138,520
Downloads Last Week 467
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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