How Do I Get the Files in a Directory Using a Filter?

Below you find a step by step guide, if you prefer you can watch our How Do I Get the Files in a Directory Using a Filter? video tutorial.

FileZilla/FileZilla Pro can filter the files and directories displayed in these sections of the main window:

  • Local site directory structure
  • Remote site directory structure
  • Local site files in current directory
  • Remote site files in current directory

To filter the files and directories displayed:

  1. In the main menu, click on View > Directory listing filters….
    You can also press CTRL-I on your keyboard, or use the button on the toolbar.
  2. Select which local and remote directories and files to filter out of view, and out of file
    transfers, using pre-configured filters:

    • Source control directories: Directories used by content and code management programs like Git, SVN and CVS.
    • Useless Explorer files: Files that are used by Windows Explorer to configure local user interface. Includes files typically hidden in Windows Explorer; for example, thumbs.db and desktop.ini.
    • Temporary and backup files: Files commonly used by programs to temporarily hold data or keep a short-lived backup of files. Includes .tmp and .bak files.
    • Configuration files: Files commonly used to hold local configuration data; for
      example, .ini files.
    • Show only images: This filters out all files except image files; .jpg, .jpeg, .png, and .gif files.
  3. Click on OK.

The video tutorial below shows how to use directory filters with FileZilla and FileZilla Pro.

Video tutorial: FileZilla Pro Directory Filters

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