Portable Filezilla: The Filezilla FTP Client is a very popular, Open Source FTP Client that can easily be made to run from a USB Flash Drive or other portable device by simply changing the path to store settings. Once the path for saving settings has been modified, Filezilla will function as a portable stand alone FTP, SFTP Client installation. We previously reviewed a Filezilla Portable FTP Client, created by John Haller. This post is for those who would rather make their own.
Screenshot of Filezilla running from a Portable Flash Drive
Authors Website: https://filezilla-project.org/
License: Open Source
How to Create your own Portable Filezilla:
- Download the Filezilla FTP Client zip and extract the contents to a folder on your portable device
- Right Click on This Link and select “Save Link As” or “Save Target As” and save the file as fzdefaults.xml
- Copy the fzdefaults.xml file to the filezilla folder that contains your filezilla.exe
- Click filezilla.exe to launch your Filezilla Portable FTP Client
Note: The fzdefaults.xml file sets the configuration path to a settings subfolder within the filezilla folder, allowing your personal settings, FTP Server connections, etc to be saved within.