How to Synchronize Browsing Local and Remote Directories in FileZilla/FileZilla Pro

You can configure FileZilla/FileZilla Pro to echo any directory navigation between local machine and remote server. This can be useful where you have the same or very similar directory structure on each; for example, if you have a local version of a website that you upload to the production version on a remote server.

Below you find a step by step guide, if you prefer you can watch our How to Synchronize Browsing Local and Remote Directories video tutorial.


Filtering must be either disabled or set identically for local and remote directories. To synchronize browsing of the directories on your local machine and those on a remote server:

  1. In the main menu, click on View > Synchronized browsing. Alternatively, press CTRL-Y on your keyboard or click on the icon in the toolbar.

The video tutorial below shows how to compare directories and how to use synchronized browsing.

Video tutorial: FileZilla Pro Directories Comparison

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