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Making Filezilla Preserve Timestamp

By default, all downloaded files are new to client machines, so their modified date are the date they downloaded. It'll become a little annoying when comparing files between both sides, because we have no confidence to tell the newest version from one to another time after time. The best solution that we can hope is to keep the original modified date to make the file synchronization work smoothly. Here are the steps to make Filezilla preserve timestamp.

Luckily, the steps are extremely simple.

1. Turn on Preserve timestamps of transferred files.

Please click the function menu of FileZilla: Transfer > Preserve timestamps of transferred files to enable it.

How to automatically save file from filezilla server to my pc duplicate On my friends' PC, I have created a FileZilla Server that I can access one folder of his pc. He daily updates that folder. I often use FileZilla to modify my website files, before I do I always backup the file before modifying. Currently I do this by: (1) Transfer the file locally (2) Rename the remote file xxxx.bak (3) Modify the local file (4) Upload the local file. It would be so much easier if I could just duplicate the remote file like you can in Windows File. Transfer files from your computer via FTP/SFTP/FTPS, Amazon S3, Backblaze B2, Box, Dropbox, Google Cloud, Google Drive, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft OneDrive, Microsoft OneDrive for Business, Microsoft SharePoint, OpenStack Swift and WebDAV. One tool to find, transfer and download all of your files. FileZilla Pro, the professional tool for file transfers, allows you to focus on getting your job.

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2. FileZilla reminds you that your server must support MFMT command.

Just click OK to proceed.

3. Make sure the option is enabled before transferring files.

You can see there's a ✓ (checked) leading the option.

Preserve timestamps of transferred files Enabled - FileZilla

Another way to keep the original modified date is to zip the bunch of files on the server before downloading, you may refer to my post below for more information: How to Retrieve a Directory Recursively by FTP Alternatively

In our office, we use Filezilla as the FTP client of our choice. We often share our “Site Settings” with each other – since we all manage the same sites – so we don’t have to ask “Can I get an FTP account for X? What’s the password for Y?” It might not be the best way of working, but it works for us.

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During our latest ‘exchange’, however, my colleague pointed out that there were duplicates in her overview. Deleting all sites and doing a new import of the Site Manager only made things worse. And worse.


Fortunately, there’s a solution for this problem, and of course we are sharing it with you. The trick is in deleting sitemanager.xml before importing the sites.

For Windows Users

  • Go to Start, and type %appdata% in the search box at the bottom. Click the “Roaming” folder that appears
  • If you’re still using XP Go to Start > Run and enter the same.
  • Open the Filezilla folder and delete the file sitemanager.xml

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For Mac Users

If you are using a Mac, you can delete the file in the terminal.

  • Open your Terminal
  • Enter the following: cd $HOME/.filezilla
  • Enter the following: rm sitemanager.xml

For everyone

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Now that that’s done, you can start Filezilla again and import the Sitemanager configuration. No more duplicates, rejoice!