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error writing xml file

#1 Post by simpleuser » 2020-10-15 10:13

I just installed filezilla on my macbook (macos catalina 10.15.7) and I get an error:

Could not write "/Users/username/.config/filezilla/filezilla.xml":
Failed to write xml file

what can I do?

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Re: error writing xml file

#2 Post by botg » 2020-10-15 13:01

Make sure FileZilla has permissions to write to the target directory and to create it should it be missing.

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Re: error writing xml file

#3 Post by simpleuser » 2020-10-15 14:33

how can I do it?

In advance - there is no .filezilla folder

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Re: error writing xml file

#4 Post by boco » 2020-10-16 01:02

It is ~/.config/filezilla - there is no .filezilla directory anymore, for a long time.

You need to tell Finder that you want to show hidden files and directories (dotfiles), by default, they are not shown.
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Re: error writing xml file

#5 Post by simpleuser » 2020-10-16 12:49

Ok, and what next? I'm in .config folder

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Re: error writing xml file

#6 Post by boco » 2020-10-16 23:50

There must be a "filezilla" subdirectory there. If not, create it. Check if the user account FileZilla runs under (usually yours) can write to that location (it should, as the location is part of your own Home directory).
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