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FileZilla 3 is the next generation (S)FTP-client from the FileZilla project and is currently in development. It is platform independent and will support operating systems like Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, *BSD and Mac OS X.

The tenth beta is already out and nightly development builds for many operating systems are also available.

More information

- There is currently no official converter of FZ2 sites and options to FZ3, but check out this forum topic.

- You can follow the development in the FileZilla 3 development diary. There's also a detailed technical changelog available.

- Learn how to compile FileZilla 3 under Windows (for developers)


FileZilla 3.0.0-beta10 (2007-06-03)

Fixed bugs:

  • Fix bug that made Beta 9 unusable

FileZilla 3.0.0-beta9 (2007-06-01)

New features:

  • Add "View hidden files" option to server menu
  • Add dialog to clear private data
  • Performance improvements of message log
  • Avoid sending unnecessary TYPE commands

Fixed bugs:

  • Updated TinyXML component, fixes problems with filenames containing ampersands or other special XML entities.
  • Fix deadlock in sftp component under Windows
  • Don't retry connecting if user cancels new/changed hostkey notification

FileZilla 3.0.0-beta8

New features:

  • Implement speed limits
  • Last used local directory will be remembered
  • New option for the sorting of the filelists. Directories can be kept on top or sorted inline
  • Display warning if detecting a Windows system with a networking bug confirmed by Microsoft
  • Right-clicking the Sitemanager button in the toolbar displays a popup menu with the sites for quick access. On Windows, a dropdown arrow got added

Fixed bugs:

  • Fix data corruption on FTPS uploads
  • Directorylisting-parser fixes, including support for Microware OS-9
  • Small SFTP transfer speed improvement under Windows
  • Autocompletion did not work properly on GTK based systems
  • Uninstalling FileZilla on Windows should no longer leave registry keys behind
  • lots of small bugfixes

FileZilla 3.0.0-beta7

New features:

  • New optionspage to change layout of file and directory panes
  • Loading of predefined Sitemanager entries from fzdefaults.xml
  • UTF-8 support for SFTP, merged in upstream changes from PuTTY

Fixed bugs:

  • Ascii file FTP transfers should now work properly on non-Windows systems
  • Fix SFTP transfers of filenames containing the following characters: [ ] \ * ?
  • lots of small bugfixes and performance improvements

FileZilla 3.0.0-beta6


  • Drag and drop support functionally complete
  • New path cache to reduce the number of commands sent to the server
  • Lots of small bugfixes

FileZilla 3.0.0-beta5

This release fixes a security vulnerability. An update from a previous beta version is highly recommended.


  • Fix format string vulnerabilities
  • Partial drag and drop support
  • Lots of small bugfixes

FileZilla 3.0.0-beta4


  • Fix bug that made Beta 3 unusable

FileZilla 3.0.0-beta3


  • FTP over TLS/SSL support
  • Major performance improvements
  • Automatic connection attempt retries
  • Improved compatibility with legacy systems and other exotic servers
  • Lots of small bugfixes

FileZilla 3.0.0-beta2


  • Fix timeouts
  • "Update available" notification did not go away after updating
  • Upload progress for SFTP transfers did advance too fast
  • Filters did not apply properly
  • UNC paths can now be browsed locally
  • Directory listings can now be sorted by timestamp and permissions

FileZilla 3.0.0-beta1

The main purpose of the first beta was public testing. Please report any bugs you find, but do not post feature requests.

What's new/improved since v2:

  • Cross-platform (new)
  • Directory listing filter (new)
  • Automatic updates (new)
  • Multi-language support (improved)
  • Right-to-Left languages support (new)
  • Firewall support w/ wizard (improved)

And of course, as always:

  • FTP and SFTP support
  • Site Manager with folders and definable server timezones offsets
  • Upload/Download Queue
  • Ability to resume Uploads/Downloads (if the server supports it)
  • ASCII/Binary files' support (not for SFTP though!)
  • Custom Commands
  • Timeout detection


Some of the information here is based on rumors and speculations, and might not represent what the developer(s) of FileZilla is currently planning.

FileZilla 3.0.0-betaX

  • VMS compatibility
- Strip version number on upload (or download based on user's choice)
- ASCII detection on VMS

(Based on FZ3's todo.txt rev 1.4)


The following features (amongst many others) have not been implemented yet, but will be available in later versions:

  • Firewall and proxy support
  • The ability to use Notepad or any other program to edit a file online (the real action behind the scenes: downloading it to a temporary place and re-uploading it upon saving)
  • Synchronization
  • Local directory watch and list/tree update (Using inotify on Linux). Perhaps do this in a generic way for wxWidgets?

For a detailed roadmap, please read this forum post, in which the main developer of FileZilla explains what is to come.