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Editors' Review

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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Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.23.0.2

  • Key file paths entered in the Site Manager are now saved to corresponding server entries in the transfer queue
  • MSW: Work around a bug in wxWidgets causing bad icons in the remote directory tree due to wxImageList::GetBitmap errorneously stripping the alpha channel from images
  • Allow relative paths and environment variables in the "Cache directory" setting.

General

Publisher PortableApps
Publisher web site http://portableapps.com/
Release Date December 06, 2016
Date Added January 16, 2017
Version 3.23.0.2

Category

Category Internet Software
Subcategory FTP Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 6.6MB
File Name FileZillaPortable_3.23.0.2.paf.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 169,198
Downloads Last Week 18

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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