failed to load filezilla.xml on OSX

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wimtcs
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failed to load filezilla.xml on OSX

#1 Post by wimtcs » 2009-06-04 15:22

Hi all,

I recently installed filezilla ftp client for mac osX. It is a great ftp client. And it works the best.
But when I start up fillezilla I need to repeadetly click on an okay button.

It says,

The file '/users/user/.filezilla/filezilla.xml' could not be loaded. Make sure the file can be accessed ans is a well-formed XML document.
For this session the default settings will be used. Any changes to the settings will not be saved.

Then when pressing ok.
It says. Welcome to filezill please submit all erros nd bugs to filezilla.
Then message
Failed to write xml file press ok

Error loading filezilla.xml

Then alot of failed loading and cannot write.

Then Can't open file '/Users/user/.filezilla/queue.xml' (error 2: No such file or directory)
Image

so I want to know how to set the directory to a diffrent location. or how to verify the xml can be generated. Because a .filezilla directory is invisible for osX

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Re: failed to load filezilla.xml on OSX

#2 Post by botg » 2009-06-04 22:42

Check the permissions of your home directory. In particular FileZilla needs read and write permissions to the .filezilla subdirectory of your homedir.

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Re: failed to load filezilla.xml on OSX

#3 Post by eastinq » 2010-05-01 08:08

Execute the following from your home folder using Terminal:

sudo mkdir .filezilla
sudo chown -R johndoe .filezilla

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Re: failed to load filezilla.xml on OSX

#4 Post by shangelina » 2014-02-04 15:28

I resolved this way:

For security I exported filezilla data (file-export and savedo on desktop)
open terminal and write
defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles true (push enter)
killall Finder (push enter)
(it makes appear the hidden folders)

Go to your user directory and delete the folder .filezilla
Restart filezilla (the folder .filezilla will be recreate)
selected .filezilla folder and cmd+i (get info)
change the permission for "other user" to "write and read"

Open again filezilla and the error should be gone
import the data you exported
go to terminal and write
defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles false (push enter)
killall Finder (push enter)
(this will hide again the hidden folders)

NB. probably if you go directly to the folder .filezilla and change permission it will work XD

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