Site Manager

The Site Manager is where FileZilla Pro saves server connection and login information. This is useful to avoid entering the connection details every time. To save the current connection to Site Manager see Save current connection to Site Manager.

To reach the Site Manager choose File > Site Manager…. Or press CTRL-S (Windows) or CMD-S (MacOS).

Site entries are shown on the left side of the Site Manager. On the right side site information
is shown.

Add a new site

To add a new site click the New site button. A new site entry is created.

Enter a name for the new site. On the right side enter the site information.

Delete a site

To delete a site:

  1. Click on the site name to select it or select several entries. Hold the CTRL or SHIFT
    keys to select several items.
  2. Click the Delete button.
  3. A dialog box is shown to confirm the delete. Check the option Don’t show this dialog
    to prevent future confirmation requests.

Rename a site

To rename a site:

  1. Click on the site name to select it.
  2. Click the button Rename or press F2, or yet click the selected name a second time after a short delay.
  3. Enter a new name for the site.

Duplicate a site

To create a copy of one or more sites:

  1. Click on the site or select the sites that will be duplicated.
  2. Click the button Duplicate. A copy of the sites is created.
  3. Rename the copied sites.

Create a folder

In case of many connections you can organize the entries in folders:

  1. Click the button New Folder.

  2. Enter a name for the folder.
  3. Select the site entries that will be moved to the folder.
  4. Drag and drop the entries on the folder. Hold the CTRL key while dropping the entries
    to create copies of them.

  5. The folder and its entries are shown as submenus in the toolbar.


To search for entries:

  1. Press F3.
  2. A dialog box to enter a text to be searched.

  3. Press OK.
  4. The entries matching the entered text are selected. If the text is not found in the site
    names an error message is shown.


To export selected items as a XML file:

  1. Select one or more items.
  2. Right-click and choose Export
  3. Enter a file name.

The file can be later be imported in FileZilla Pro. See also Export Site Manager Connections and Import Site Manager Connections.



  • Background color: select the color that will be used in the background of the Local and
    Remote, Directories and Files section of the main window and in the tab. See Navigatingin FileZilla Pro.
  • Comments: a free area where any type information can be entered. FileZilla Pro does
    not use the comments.


Transfer Settings

Charset (FTP, FTPS, SFTP)

The video tutorial below shows how to use Site Manager with FileZilla/FileZilla Pro.

Video tutorial: Site Manager Video Collection