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    Default Cool Sync Trick with FileZilla and DropBox

    I'm sure many of you like myself need to manage a shitload of FTP connections for all your different websites/client sites/etc.

    After just purchasing a new laptop (Asus Zenbook ) I was looking into ways to sync FileZilla across the two to save myself manually adding entries to both computers.

    Using the power of DropBox you can make all instances of Filezilla draw from the same settings files meaning adding a new site one one PC will add it to all PCs. How do you do this you ask?

    1. First make sure dropbox is setup on both computers. With the same folder structure. "C:\Dropbox" or "C:\Users\you\dropbox" doesn't matter as long as it's identical on both computers.

    2. Create a folder in your dropbox for your FileZilla settings files

    3. Go to your FileZilla installation directory and go into the docs folder and edit the fzdefaults.xml.example file in notepad.

    4. <Setting name="Config Location">$SOMEDIR/filezilla/</Setting> You want to change this line (line 65 in my file) to match that filezilla folder in your dropbox.
    ex. <Setting name="Config Location">C:\Dropbox\FileZilla</Setting>

    5. You then need to rename the file to just fzdefaults.xml and put it into the root folder of the filezilla installation directory (where the .exe is)

    6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 on each machine where filezilla is installed.

    7. If your FileZilla on the primary computer is empty already then you should be good to go. If not export a copy of your site manager in FileZilla (File -> Export) and put it into the dropbox Filezilla folder called sitemanager.xml.

    Hope this helps you out like it has done for me!

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    Default Re: Cool Sync Trick with FileZilla and DropBox

    Why not use portable Firefox and bypass all of these troubles?

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    Default Re: Cool Sync Trick with FileZilla and DropBox

    Because then you have to run off a USB? or have all the files synced over dropbox.

    This was the best solution for my problem and I just thought i'd share it incase anyone else was interested

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    Default Re: Cool Sync Trick with FileZilla and DropBox

    Nice, but you're screwed if someone hacks your DB account.

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    Default Re: Cool Sync Trick with FileZilla and DropBox

    Quote Originally Posted by lanbo View Post
    Nice, but you're screwed if someone hacks your DB account.
    True, hence why I use strong passwords

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    Default Re: Cool Sync Trick with FileZilla and DropBox

    Another idea install the portable version on dropbox and create a shortcut on your desktop ?

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    Default Re: Cool Sync Trick with FileZilla and DropBox

    thanks. thats pretty awesome... never thought about doing something like this.

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