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FileZilla - Disable of Auto Update?

Started by trigger, September 02, 2019, 03:32:16 AM

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At the moment it is not possible to disable Auto-Update by the GUI of PatchMyPC for the Application "FileZilla"... Could you please add this for the future, at least for Applications (initial installations)?


Justin Chalfant (Patch My PC)

We will evaluate this process to see if it can be automated.


Any progress on this topic?? The option is still not available in the GUI and the product installs with Auto-Update enabled by default


Adam Cook (Patch My PC)


It looks like this is possible but we won't be able to support it as a native right click option like you can with most other apps within our publisher. This is due to the limitations of FileZilla.

You can disable automatic updates system wide by saving a file specifically named fzdefaults.xml in the same directory as FileZilla.exe lives (e.g. C:\Program Files\FileZilla FTP Client) with the following contents:

    <Setting name="Disable update check">1</Setting>

The documentation for the fzdefaults.xml file can be found here. When you install FileZilla you can find an example of the XML file in C:\Program Files\FileZilla FTP Client\docs.

You can include this fzdefaults.xml file for all of your FileZilla base application installs using the right click option Manage custom pre/post update installation scripts. You will need an accompanying script within this option to copy fzdefaults.xml to the same directory as FileZilla.exe.

You will see the Updates page within the Settings window is no longer available (see attachment).