How to get full logs from FileZilla

When trying to debug issues with FTP connections, it’s very useful to know what an FTP client is doing under the hood. FileZilla is a very popular FTP client which can provide fairly detailed information about it’s connections.

This article explains how to get this information.

Enable debug logging

To enable debug logging in FileZilla, you’ll need to do the following:

  1. Go to Edit → Settings…
  2. Scroll down to the Debug page.
  3. Ensure that “Show debug menu” is enabled (it is by default).
  4. Update the “Debug information in message log” and set it to “2 - Info”.
  5. Click Save to update the settings.

Retry the action and gather the logs

With debug logging enabled, you should try to retry your FTP action.

You’ll see that the box at the top of the screen will fill with lots of text. This is the debug output of FileZilla.

To provide the most useful information, you can copy all the information from this box and post it somewhere to share. FileZilla hides sensitive details like passwords by default, so all the information there is safe to share.

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Can't connect to FTP and website
Help, I cannot connect to FTP
Time out
Every other day, FTP does not work properly
File upload error
The change directory operation time out
File size > 1MB
Error when trying to connect to FTP
Cannot install plugins or upload themes
Difficulty in making dowload of files
WP plugin all-in-one-wp-migration/ stops at 6 percent
Not able to connect to the website through FTP
Error when trying to connect to FTP
I cannot upload files to my website
Problem connecting via FTP
FTP connection problem
FTP not working
FTP outage report
Files not uploading
Unable to upload to file manager htdocs
413: Request entity too large
Vpanel Password
Unable to Login through Filezilla
File manager/FTP doesnt working
FTP connect
Still no success with db and json
Error on FTP
Migration to another host
Ssl remove
Unable to Login through Filezilla
Monstra FTP login Error
File Manager:Could not read line from Socket
Can't upload html file
Lost access to website database
Error login in to filemanager
FTP outage report
Unable to backup
Error File Upload
I'm unable to back up my site
Can't delete folder
Upload files via SCP
FTP too many failed file transfer
Connection timed out after 20 seconds of inactivity
Ftp connection with dreamweaver
FTP Login Issues
FTP Always Aborted / Terminated
FTP Login Issues
Can't connect to FTP
Can't upload html file
FileTransfer is opening, auth failed
Can't upload to the server
Ftp connection
Cannot link to my files, nor access site through FTP client software
Cannot upload files
Problems connecting to FTP (using FileZilla)
At my wits end so any help would be appreciated!
Cannot login via ftp X multiple clients
Ftp Access
FTP Issues
Help Deleting my htdocs Directory?
FTP account quota reached despite not having any files
Insecure ftp
FTP NOT working
FTP Not logging me in. (with everything in order)
Can't log in to Monsta FTP/File Manager?
FTP is broken (again)
File manager outage, it doesn’t loads
Filezilla - Error: Could not connect to server
Ftp login faill
Download backup failed
I do not go my FTP server and is in another volume
Can't connect to ftp?
FTP can't connect to server
FTP can't connect to server
Domain redirects
All site data is gone, 404 error on the site
File manager outage, it doesn’t loads
File manager problem
Cannot upload the image in infinityfree server but it works in localhost
FTP not working
File manager issue
Can't Connect To Filezilla

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