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Is there a way to open local directory instead of server directory?

Do you know if there is some plugin to make it avaible?

I would like to use FileZilla as local file manager just to compare directories as FileZilla does it.

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There is no such option in FileZilla. Check the source code to e.g. CContextControl. It's just not in there (RemoteListView etc. are clearly only remote by design).

You could run an FTP server on your local machine and open a connection to localhost.

If you're on OS X, open System Preferences » Sharing, then check Remote Login. This will also allow SFTP access.

If you're on Windows, you could try running FileZilla Server.

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