I use FileZilla for FTP upload and download from FTP shares, websites. But I always struggle with using direct FTP links/URLs, like:


or FTP structured like this:


Is there a way to use FileZilla without setting up New Site for each FTP link? Can I just copy & paste the link to something in FileZilla that will start downloading, like any browser does?


In 'View' menu make sure that 'Qickconnect bar' is enabled.
If so, toolbar with fields 'Host', 'Username', 'Password', 'Port' and the button 'Qickconnect' will be shown just under main menu.
Fill all needed fields, press 'Qickconnect' and you'll got what you want.
Good luck!

  • I know about Quickconnect bar, but this is not what I'm asking here. I'm looking for a way to download directly with a link, without setting up details of Host, Port.. and other stuff. – Mike Torrettinni Nov 26 '18 at 1:06
  • @MikeTorrettinni, in this case, why don't just use any browser? Almost all today browsers can download file by direct ftp link. It's easiest way, as for me. Using Filzilla only makes sense if you need access to directories or other extended features. – Ivan Olshansky Nov 26 '18 at 1:12
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    I guess this is not possible with FileZilla, I was hoping I could use it for all my ftp stuff, too bad I can't. – Mike Torrettinni Nov 26 '18 at 1:40

You can paste a URL to Host box on Quickconnect bar. Once you click Quickconnect button, the URL is parsed into Host, Username, Password and Port.

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And actually even a protocol is recognized, so you can e.g. paste sftp:// URL to connect with SFTP, what is otherwise not directly possible with Quickconnect bar.

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