How to Change File Size Display

There are three common file size definitions used in the IT world, and which one you use will vary your understanding of file size reporting:

  • Binary prefixes using SI (International System of Units) symbols: 1KB=1024B bytes;
  • Decimal prefixes using SI (International System of Units) symbols: 1KB=1000 bytes;
  • IEC binary prefixes: 1KiB=1024B.

By default, FileZilla/FileZilla Pro displays file sizes in bytes. If you’d like to have file sizes displayed differently:

  1. In the main menu, click on Edit > Settings….
  2. Select Interface > Filesize format from the menu on the left.
  3. Select an option from the Size formatting option group.
  4. To have FileZilla/FileZilla Pro use a thousands separator standard to your local settings, tick the
    Use thousands separator checkbox.
  5. If you choose to have file size displayed in anything other than bytes, select the number of decimal places FileZilla/FileZilla Pro should use.
  6. Click on OK.

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