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Is it possible to associate a link like to launch automatically Filezilla and display the FTP server content with one click? I think there must be a kind of protocol registration which is currently associate with my Web browser.

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What operating system are you using? – heavyd Sep 9 '10 at 14:02
xp, vista and 7. I need a general solution! – Martin Delille Sep 13 '10 at 12:07
there won't be a general solution since the OS handle this differently.... – JNK Sep 13 '10 at 12:28
I have the same question about Win8 at… – Pat Aug 21 '13 at 17:40
up vote 2 down vote accepted

For Windows XP

  1. Open an explorer window (any folder or drive)
  2. Click Tools->Folder options
  3. Click "File Types" tab
  4. Find "URL:File Transfer Protocol" towards the top of the list
  5. Select "Change" at the bottom and browse to the filezilla executable


For Win 7 - I do not have a copy to test on, but it will (hopefully) be here:

  1. Control Panel
  2. Control Panel Home
  3. Default Programs
  4. Set Associations

See if there is something similar to the "URL:File Transfer Protocol" listed above for XP. If so, click "Change Program" and associate it with FileZilla.

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It may work on XP but I'm using Windows 7... – Martin Delille Sep 13 '10 at 12:11
@Tinmaru - see the edit. – JNK Sep 13 '10 at 12:27
Answer accepted but in fact it doesn't work on my computer: I don't have other choice than Firefox, Internet Explorer and Chrome. It is maybe due to my IT policies. – Martin Delille Sep 15 '10 at 12:56
@tinmaru - you can't specify an exe? – JNK Sep 15 '10 at 13:12

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