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For moths, FileZilla has been telling me to upgrade to the latest version.

Today I did, being a little worried that I would not be able to connect to any of my existing sites.

Sure enough, that's EXACTLY what happened. It cannot connect to ANY site I have. It seems I have the site connection data, but it can't connect to any.

Is there a way to go back to the prior version?

Is there a trick?
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Question by:Richard Korts
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by:John Hurst
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ID: 40563355
You may be able to find a prior version on their site. But FTP is pretty robust and a version upgrade should work. I use WS_FTP Pro.

Take look at this article on active / passive FTP and make sure the active / passive setting is correct. That could cause you not to be able to connect.

http://slacksite.com/other/ftp.html
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by:Dan Craciun
ID: 40563365
See here for all the versions of Filezilla since 2007: http://sourceforge.net/projects/filezilla/files/FileZilla_Client/

Just pick the one you had and reinstall.

HTH,
Dan
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by:Richard Korts
ID: 40563366
It says:

TLS connection established.
Status:      Server does not support non-ASCII characters.
Status:      Connected
Status:      Retrieving directory listing...

And never retrieves it.

Of course I'm in the middle of projects & I NEED FTP.
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by:Richard Korts
ID: 40563369
To Dan Craciun

Thanks, I have NO CLUE what the previous version was.

Why do they do this, it's supposed to be helpful, not screw you!!!
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by:John Hurst
ID: 40563370
Try a trial version of WS_FTP Pro (ipswitch.com). This has always worked for me.
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by:Dan Craciun
ID: 40563371
Just a shot in the dark: make sure your Antivirus/Firewall did not sandbox the new version of Filezilla.
It's pretty common.

Simply disable your AV/FW for 5 min, restart Filezilla and see if it connects.
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by:Dan Craciun
ID: 40563379
@John, why buy something when you got a perfectly good and free alternative?

I use Filezilla for 5+ years, I always update to the newest version and never had a problem.
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by:John Hurst
ID: 40563381
WS_FTP is the TOP FTP product around and it has good support. That is why. You get what you pay for.

Also check the FZ settings as I suggested above to see if that is the issue.
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by:Richard Korts
ID: 40563384
To all,

See attached.

Note the Encryption: Use Explicit FTP over TLS if available.

I looked at that pulldown & changed it to "regular" or whatever the equivalent was.

Works fine now.

I understand the need for security, but if it doesn't work............

Come on, man!
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by:Richard Korts
ID: 40563389
The actual text on the one that worked is: "Only use plain ftp".

As I said, Come on, man!
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by:Richard Korts
ID: 40563391
John Hurst,

I used to use WS_FTP, but went to FileZilla about 4 - 5 years ago, as the man said, it's free.
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Dan Craciun earned 250 total points
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Not to start a flame here, but that argument does not hold. OpenOffice, Apache, MySQL etc.

The question here is about a product that the OP was satisfied with and that has a problem. Our job should be to try to solve that problem, not change the product.
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by:Dan Craciun
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>>Use Explicit FTP over TLS if available.
Yup, it's changed to that default for a month now. I already got used to it (my sites work over TLS) so forgot about it :)
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by:Richard Korts
ID: 40563411
What is TLS?

My guess is the "S" stands for Security
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by:Dave Baldwin
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I have Filezilla and I use it on my Mac.  But on my PCs I use CoreFTP Lite (free) which supports plain FTP, SFTP, Auth TLS which I actually have to use on two sites, and some others.  Consider it as an alternative to Filezilla.
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by:Dave Baldwin
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TLS is the current version of SSL.  It's for encrypting the connection to the server.
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