FireFTP: Free FTP / SFTP Client for Firefox browser

FireFTP is a popular, free, secure, cross-platform FTP/SFTP addon available for Mozilla Firefox browser, which provides an easy and intuitive way to access FTP or SFTP servers. It is one of the top extensions available for Mozilla Firefox with over 616,601 users downloading it. Today we are reviewing FireFTP version 2.0.23 and will show you how to use FireFTP in Firefox.

FireFTP for Firefox

You can manually surf the available add-ons available in the firefox browser and install them or visit this link using your Firefox browser and then click on “Add to Firefox” to add it.

FireFTP for Firefox

Clicking on the “Add to Firefox” button will open up a prompt, where it asks if you want toe install the addon. Click on “Install“.


When you are done, it prompts you to restart the browser. Restart the browser and you are now ready to use it.

Features of FireFTP

  • FireFTP is absolutely free with cross-platform support. Works on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
  • It is Secure as it has support for SSL/TLS/SFTP providing encryption to combat fraud.
  • Synchronization support is great as it keeps directories in sync while navigating.
  • Directory Comparison feature compares directory content including sub-directories.
  • It is Available in more than 20 languages and supports UTF8 character encoding.
  • It automatically reconnects and resumes file transfers in the case of network interruption.
  • Supports Search/Filtering,Export/Import accounts,Remote Editing,File Hashing: Generate hashes of files (MD5, various SHA’s),Drag & Drop.
  • It has built-in integrity checks of transfers (XMD5, XSHA1)
  • File Compression using Mode Z,timestamp Synchronization, Proxy and FXP support,Advanced properties like CHMOD, recursive CHMOD, thumbnails etc, IPv6 support are the other important features.

How to use FireFTP in Firefox

Launching FireFTP is easy, as it is integrated directly into the browser. Head over to browser menu and find the Developer option. Expand the Developer option to find the option as shown below in the picture.


Click on the FireFTP option to launch the window in the browser. You can also launch it by navigating to this link using address bar: chrome://fireftp/content/fireftp.xul

That should open up the FireFTP interface with local file explorer. You may click on the images to see the larger versions.


In order to login to your server using FireFTP, Click on the “Create account” option which opens up a new dialogue asking for the credentials for your server. Fill in the required details like Hostname, port number, username, password etc and proceed. You can also save the details with a desired profile name for future use.


On successful login you should be able to view your server files in the right hand side of the FireFTP window.


It is so simple! If you are looking for a light-weight free FTP client, you can start using FireFTP. We hope this tutorial helped you in getting started with this FTP client.

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