[BUG] Newest Update (3.48.0) Opening File

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[BUG] Newest Update (3.48.0) Opening File

#1 Post by rflx » 2020-04-29 19:22

Woke up this morning to get some work done on few projects using FileZilla and was notified there's a new FileZilla update (Version: 3.48.0) so I downloaded it and noticed that FileZilla no longer respects the set default program for file type, i.e. I set the default program to open .php, .html, .sql, etc..., etc... files to Notepad++, but FileZilla just completely ignores that and opens it in the normal notepad (i.e. the one from 1983.....). Is there any settings I can change so FileZilla accounts for the default program I set to open specific file types? Until this is fixed I'm forced to use WinSCP (ewww, I prefer FileZilla so much more).

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Re: [BUG] Newest Update (3.48.0) Opening File

#2 Post by rflx » 2020-04-29 19:39

I was able to 'kinda' fix it...

Within FileZilla I navigated to:

Edit > Settings > File editing

Then changed "Default editor" to "Use custom editor" then entered the path to the Notepad++ executable.

This kinda works, but the problem is that now all files are opened within Notepad++ (i.e. jpg's, bin's, etc...)

In older versions of FileZilla, FileZilla would respect/account for the systems default program for specific file types, but it no longer does that. Hopefully this is resolved relativity soon.

Thanks!

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Re: [BUG] Newest Update (3.48.0) Opening File

#3 Post by botg » 2020-04-29 21:01

This is a desired result of the security improvements.

What you can do is to change your system's file associations for text files to your favorite editor and do not configure a default editor in FileZilla.

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Re: [BUG] Newest Update (3.48.0) Opening File

#4 Post by rflx » 2020-04-29 21:49

That's my point, I've already done that years ago. But FileZilla ignores these system file associations as of the newest update (3.48.0).

I set system file associations as follows (on my windows 10 machine):

Windows Settings > Apps > Default Apps > Choose default apps by file type > Associate file types with specific apps

Then I associate desired file type with desired app (in my case I've associated Notepad++ with .php, .html, .txt, etc..., etc... file types).

In previous versions of FileZilla, FileZilla would detect these system file associations and use the app associated with system file association in order to open the file, but that's not the case in the newest 3.48.0 update (at least for me).

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Re: [BUG] Newest Update (3.48.0) Opening File

#5 Post by Dmartin84 » 2020-04-30 20:28

Echoing OP, this is absurdly obnoxious. I do hope they revert back to respecting the system's default program for the varied file types.

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Re: [BUG] Newest Update (3.48.0) Opening File

#6 Post by botg » 2020-05-01 09:19

Going back to the old behavior is a security risk, not going to happen.

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Re: [BUG] Newest Update (3.48.0) Opening File

#7 Post by njwfz » 2020-05-05 12:55

I have the same problem
In filezilla I have "Use system's default editor for text files'

Is this the correct option to choose to make it use your windows default ?

I have all my windows default file associations set up correctly, but at the moment EVERYTHING in filezilla is opening in Excel - even images!

Totally unworkable

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Re: [BUG] Newest Update (3.48.0) Opening File

#8 Post by botg » 2020-05-06 08:00

Sounds like Excel is currently configured in your system as the default editor for text files.

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Re: [BUG] Newest Update (3.48.0) Opening File

#9 Post by Peach_IDG » 2020-05-06 09:37

I have a related problem...
I set a user defined editor in the FileZilla setting, in my case "C:\Program Files (x86)\UltraEdit\uedit32.exe"
and "Always use standard editor"

The file opens in UltraEdit, but there is an error message popping up every time:
(in german)
"Die Datei 'X:\path\to\my\file.xxx' konnte nicht geöffnet werden: Der damit verbundene Befehl ist fehlgeschlagen"

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Re: [BUG] Newest Update (3.48.0) Opening File

#10 Post by Grath » 2020-05-07 09:55

Just as an FYI, today's nightly build (05-07-2020) seems to fix all of the file association issues (at least so far as far as I can tell during my testing) so I expect a patch will be released soon.

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Re: [BUG] Newest Update (3.48.0) Opening File

#11 Post by njwfz » 2020-05-08 06:02

botg wrote:
2020-05-06 08:00
Sounds like Excel is currently configured in your system as the default editor for text files.
Actually Excel is the default EDITOR for text files but it is not the default OPENER for text files.

Filezilla WAS using the Windows file associations set up as the OPENER for the file not the EDITOR

Also why would Filezilla attempt to use a TEXT EDITOR to open/edit an image file?

I'm not sure exactly what the security issues are but as long as there is a workaround, I'm happy

I am setting up custom file associations in Filezilla under

Edit -> Settings -> File Editing / File type associations

If I add them manually then they are OK.

If I add them via the popup dialog for an unknown file extension then the whole file association gets concatenated into one big string with no spaces so it becomes invalid.

Anyway all working for me now with custom file associations manually added

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Re: [BUG] Newest Update (3.48.0) Opening File

#12 Post by botg » 2020-05-08 07:20

EDIT is the verb FileZilla was always supposed to use. The OPEN verb makes no sense especially if you consider script files.

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Re: [BUG] Newest Update (3.48.0) Opening File

#13 Post by njwfz » 2020-05-08 07:53

botg wrote:
2020-05-08 07:20
EDIT is the verb FileZilla was always supposed to use. The OPEN verb makes no sense especially if you consider script files.
Fair enough - except that Filezilla WAS using the OPEN association - hence the confusion now.

In Windows if you double click on a file it uses the OPEN association. A lot of people won't even have set up an EDIT association (or there may be some default windows one that they are not aware of)

In terms of my workflow I would rather that Filezilla use the OPEN association, but I am happy that there is a workaround to define your own associations in Filezilla

By the way - thanks I do appreciate the great product that you have and have looked but coudln't find a donate button. I may buy the Pro version (not that I have a need of it) to give a donation

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Re: [BUG] Newest Update (3.48.0) Opening File

#14 Post by marcus7777 » 2020-05-09 18:00

Hello!

I just registered only to post here.

Im a 15+ years FileZilla user.

I just downgraded to the previous FileZilla version after seeing that the last one file association is broken when using Windows 7.

It does not use the default EDITOR, OPENER, or anything, it is completely bugged and it won't even remember your previous saved settings.

Kind regards.

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Re: [BUG] Newest Update (3.48.0) Opening File

#15 Post by boco » 2020-05-09 21:34

I just downgraded to the previous FileZilla version after seeing that the last one file association is broken when using Windows 7.
Quote from download page: "Windows 8.1 and 10 are supported." I fear that we Windows 7 users are out in the cold now.
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