Synchronizing Filezilla site config between all devices.

If you use several computers at work and at home, sometimes becomes quite handy to be able to have all site configs synced automatically instead of importing and exporting it after each change. And this is quite simple to achieve.
Filezilla stores site config in sitemanager.xml file, so all that you need to do is to replace this file with a copy stored in Dropbox, Google Drive or any other file synchronizing service.

  1. Locate sitemanager.xml file on your machine.
    Windows 7/8 & Vista – C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Roaming\FileZilla\sitemanager.xml
    Mac OSX – /users/YourUserName/.config/filezilla/sitemanager.xml
    Linux – /home/YourUserName/.filezilla/sitemanager.xml
  2. Create copy of this file to your favorite synchronizing folder: i.e.:\Dropbox\Settings\sitemanager.xml
  3. Create “softlink” (symbolic link) to the new location.
    Windows(open command prompt and type):
    mklink “C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Roaming\FileZilla\sitemanager.xml” “C:\Users\YourUserName\Dropbox\Settings\sitemanager.xml”OS X (terminal):
    ln -s /users/YourUserName/Dropbox/Settings/sitemanager.xml /users/YourUserName/.config/filezilla/sitemanager.xml

    Linux (terminal):
    ln -s /home/YourUserName/Dropbox/Settings/sitemanager.xml /home/YourUserName/.filezilla/sitemanager.xml

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