I want to install FileZilla on my new Windows 8 OS. I downloaded the installer from here, and when I opened it, I got the following message:

screencap describing problem

You must be connected to the internet to complete your installation.
Please connect and try again.

I am clearly connected to the Internet, because I can write this question... I'm not sure what is going on, but the FTP client is a necessity for me. If there's an alternative way to install FileZilla, I would like to know it. Thanks.

  • What other packages are offered you must be missing something. Just use the zip file sourceforge.net/projects/filezilla/files/FileZilla_Client/… – Ramhound Jul 22 '13 at 2:02
  • @Ramhound This is perfect, can you post it as an answer and possibly include how can I find the future zip files as well? – SeinopSys Jul 22 '13 at 2:06
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    Apparently this is some new advertising program that Sourceforge is offering to projects, and you may or may not be able to find a zip file option: ghacks.net/2013/07/17/… – jjlin Jul 22 '13 at 2:24
  • @DJDavid98 - All I would be doing is duplicating what the artile already says. I don't answer questions where I feel the author should have done more research before asking it. – Ramhound Jul 22 '13 at 10:53

Same problem here. Try download from https://filezilla-project.org/download.php , go to "Show aditional download options" and download the best match for your computer. That will be a direct setup executable, and not some "install wizard or whatever" from sourceforge.

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On final download page just add ?nowrap at the end of url to get the original file instead of installer.


Original page


Sourceforge installer

With nowrap


enter image description here

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    This will save you from the worst at first (adware installer), but be careful with the FZ auto-update function. FZ is not a program to trust any more. – Erik Hart Jan 22 '15 at 15:01

Windows 8 is not listed as a supported client.

"Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 are supported, each both 32 and 64 bit.'

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  • I had to find that out the hard way, I was too dumb to take a look. – SeinopSys Nov 14 '13 at 23:31

if you want to install Offline a Filezilla SERVER the best way is to avoid SourceForge and download directly from here http://download.filezilla-project.org/

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  • This also references Sourceforge, with a big "recommended" button for the adware-contaminated download manager. There are "clean" links in small print, but I recommend not to trust this program anymore. – Erik Hart Jan 22 '15 at 15:00

Maybe your network is using proxy authentication. You need a standalone version. You can download it from here: http://www.oldapps.com/filezilla.php?old_filezilla=7106

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At this link you can see the download button as a SourceForge image. https://filezilla-project.org/download.php?type=server

Click Show Additional download options then click the recommended download exe.

Your downloaded file must be the FileZilla icon

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