In this tutorial we will show you how to move files using the FileZilla FTP client. FileZilla is a free open-sourced FTP client that is compatible with Windows and Mac, and can be downloaded here:

FileZilla client download

We are assuming you are familiar with the file structure of your website. For more information regarding where to create the file, here is a link to a helpful article that explains folder structure.

How to Move Files:

  1. Connect to your server using FileZilla.
  2. In the Remote site, navigate to the File / Folder you want to move.
  3. Click the file, then drag and drop it onto the folder you want it to be moved to. In my tests I am moving a folder titled test-folder1, inside a folder titled test-folder2.
    moving folder to new location in filezilla ftp client
    The folder will now reside inside the folder you moved it to.


Congratulations, now you know how to move a file using the FileZilla FTP client!


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2018-07-25 12:31 am

Thanks that is very helpfull!

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2018-07-25 12:37 am
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2019-03-14 11:04 pm

Can you place a file in a folder on a desktop. Double click on the file and it moves to Filezilla. 

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2019-03-14 11:52 pm
Yes, you can open FileZilla and navigate to the files. Double-clicking files on the left panel will automatically transfer to the server folder on the right. You can also drag and drop the files from your desktop directly into FileZilla
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