Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Learn How to Update FileZilla (FTP) Client

Here we will going to update FileZilla Client an FTP client. For more information about FTP client, please read The Best Way to Upload Files from Your Computer to a Web Server. The specific version of FileZilla client that we'll going to update as the example of the set of steps below is version "":
  1. First, open your FileZilla client to run it.
  2. The guides where to find the nested “Check for updates...” button are listed bellow:
    • Click "Help" on the top of the FileZilla interface layout.
    • Then click the nested “Check for updates...” button.
    Check for updates on the Help menu of FileZilla client
  3. After that, you can choose an advanced option if you wish:
    • When you check the “Check for beta versions of FileZilla” box, you will get notified if Do you really want to check for beta versions? Unless you want to test new features, keep using stable versions. If you want to accept it, then just press the "Yes" button.
    • And I didn't recommend to “Check for nightly builds of FileZilla”. Actually, after checking that box, you'll get alerted with this quote: Warning, use nightly builds at your own risk. No support is given for nightly builds. Nightly builds may not work as expected and might even damage your system. Do you really want to check for nightly builds?
    Therefore, do not check for nightly builds! And then, click “Next >” to continue.
  4. And wait a few seconds while the system is checking for available updates... (Note: This action requires Internet connection.)
  5. After that, the newer version with a text-box noted of new features, will then appear if there's new available version! Just click the “Next >” button to download the new version.
  6. Now, you will be asked to “Select download location for package” with an editable filename of a setup in .exe file extension. You can just and it's better to make the “File name:” default which is looks like "FileZilla_3.7.0.1_win32-setup" or "FileZilla_3.7.1_win32-setup", and click "Save".
  7. The system will now download the newer version in a minute! The estimated time is 1 to 3 minutes before an estimated total of 4,811,793 bytes (for version 3.7.0,1) become successfully transferred.
  8. And after that, click "Finish" to close FileZilla client and to start the reinstallation.
  9. Your computer system may now ask you if Do you want to allow the following program (from an unknown publisher) to make changes to this computer? Just press "Yes" to allow it.
  10. The FileZilla Client Setup will automatically uninstall the previous version of your FileZilla, and then after the uninstallation would be completed, it will followed by the installment of the new version.
  11. And after that, the new version is now installed on your computer. You can uncheck the “Start FileZilla Now” box if you don't want to start the new version of FileZilla at the time after clicking the "Finish" button.
  12. When the first time you open the newly installed version, you will be greeted with What's new, Documentation and Getting help references.

The alternative way to update FileZilla Client is also documented below:
  • To check for available FileZilla client's updates in alternative way, you must manually check their latest stable version on their website. First, to see the version of your FileZilla, open it, click the "Help" button on the menubar at the top of the application interface which is also needed to click to find the “Check for updates...” button in our previous set of steps, but in this time you need to click the "About..." button.
  • After that, you will see the current version of your FileZilla on the very top of the body of the alerted pop up. Just click "OK" to exit.
  • Compare your version to the latest stable version at FileZilla - Client Download the official web page for downloading FileZilla client. (Note: You now need an Internet connection.)
  • If your version is outdated, then you may now download The latest stable version of FileZilla Client! Select the file appropriate for your platform on the web page where you see the stable version.
  • After selecting, just wait a second because Your download will start in 5 seconds...
  • You may get asked if you would like to save the setup file of the new version. For example if the new version is, the filename would be look like FileZilla_3.7.0.1_win32-setup.exe. Just allow the system to save the file.
  • And wait an estimated time of 1 to 3 minutes before the downloading of the setup would be successfully transferred.
  • Now find the new downloaded setup program on your computer and open it.
  • And then go to the step 9 of our previous instruction and follow the other steps after it till the end of those steps.

Another way to update FileZilla! Sometimes, the FileZilla's new version does automatically appear on the top of the application interface, because occasionally the FileZilla program automatically checks for updates when you've an Internet connection. And by following that guide the updating steps would be look like the following:
  • If the text New version available! appeared on the top of the app interface, which is close to the "Help" button that was shown in the previous image, just click the clickable “New version available!” button.
  • Then click the new version that will appear after that. For example, if the new version is 3.7.1, then the text of the button that will appear that you need to click would be look like “Version 3.7.1”.
  • And then go to the step 4 of our previous instruction at the top, followed by the other steps after it until your updates would be completed.

I hope that you straightly understand how to update FileZilla Client, an FTP client software.

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