How do I install FileZilla on my computer?

We will show you how to install the FTP client on the three most popular operating systems: Windows, Linux, and macOS.

Before proceeding with the FileZilla installation, we should download the corresponding package from the FileZilla Download Section.

FileZilla's installation on Windows

The FileZilla installation on the Windows OS is simple. Log in your Windows software with an administrator account. After the download of the correct package (the .exe extension package is recommended), click on it.

The Licence Agreement screen will appear. Press I Agree.

On the next screen, you should decide whether every user of the OS can work with the FTP client or it is allowed only for the admin account. Click Next to proceed. Select the components which you want to install. Click Next.

The next window allows you to set the destination folder for the FileZilla installation. Choose the desired folder and press Next. After that, you should choose the Start Menu folder and click on Install. The installation should be completed in a few minutes. You can leave Start FileZilla now checkbox checked and click on Finish. This will start your FileZilla FTP client.

FileZilla's installation on Linux

In this section, we will inform you how to install FileZilla on the most popular Linux distributions – Ubuntu and Fedora.

Both the distributions allow the FileZilla software to be installed through their package managers.

In Ubuntu, open a terminal window, log as the root user and execute the following command:

apt-get install filezilla

You will be prompted whether you want to continue with the installation. Type “Y” and click on the Enter key of your keyboard. The installation will be completed.

You can find the software in your Applications > Internet menu. The installation on a computer with a Fedora/CentOS/AlmaLinux distributions is almost the same.

First, you need to set up the RPM fusion repository to install the software. Then execute the following command as the root user in the terminal window:

yum -y install filezilla

FileZilla's installation on macOS

Basically, the installation of the FileZilla software on a macOS can be completed in several steps. First, you need to download the installation package of FileZilla from the official website of the application.

When you open the above URL, click the file designated for the processor in your computer.

In case the installation does not start automatically, locate the FileZilla_[version number]_tar.bz2 file on your computer and double-click on it. Following the installation instructions, you will be asked to agree to FileZilla’s General Public License, then choose options and a location for your FileZilla files. When you have completed the last step, click Install to install FileZilla on your computer. When the installation is complete, click Close.

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