FileZilla for Macintosh


FileZilla is a free, open source sFTP client that provides allows users to transfer files over the network securely via a graphical interface. For more information refer to

Quick Links


  1. Download the FileZilla installer.
  2. Double click the installer.
  3. When prompted, click Open.
    FileZilla installer prompt
  4. You should now see the FileZilla icon. Click and drag the icon to your Applications folder.

Setup with Quickconnect

  1. Open the application
  2. In the top toolbar, type in the following information:
    • Host =
    • Username = your UH username
    • Password = your UH password
    • Port = 22
  3. Click Quickconnect
    Top of the FileZilla client window showing the Quickconnect button
  4. Choose if you would like your password saved
    Remember password? prompt
  5. Click OK for the Unknown host key prompt to continue.
    Prompt for an unknown host key
  6. Once you are connected, you should see a window similar to below.
    FileZilla client window showing SFTP connection to the specified host
    The left pane of the window represents the directory structure for your Macintosh. The right pane represents the directory structure of the remote computer. In this case, the remote computer is To download a file, select the file in the right pane and drag them to the left pane. To upload a file, select the file from the left pane and drag them to the right pane. You may copy files to folders by dragging the files onto the folder. To select files not adjacent to each other, hold down the Command key and click on the name of the files.

Setup with Site Manager

  1. The Site Manager allows FileZilla client users to store information about their sFTP sites. You can access the Site Manager under the File menu, or you can press Ctrl+S or Command+S.
    File menu showing the Site Manager option
  2. Click the New Site button.
    Site Manager window showing the New Site button
  3. Name your site to differentiate if adding more than one host.
    • Host =
    • Username = your UH username
    • Password = your UH password
    • Port = 22
    Site Manager window with host information filled in
  4. If you would like FileZilla to remember your password until the application is closed, select the option. Enter your password and click ok.
    Prompt for password for the host


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Article ID: 1741
Created: Sun, 04 Jun 2017 7:06pm
Modified: Tue, 09 Nov 2021 12:07pm