Remove or Disabling "Check for Updates" in FileZilla


Would anyone have a solution for removing or disabling "Check for Updates" in FileZilla during packing with installshield?


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Posted by: Deepak Rajak 4 years ago
White Belt

Here you go final solution for .......

Install your filezilla and go to C:\Program Files\FileZilla FTP Client\docs

then cut the filezilla.xml file from docs folder and paste in C:\Program Files\FileZilla FTP Client\filezilla.xml file 

And open the xml file and change the  value to 1

example -- <Setting name="Disable update check">1</Setting> and save

then open the filezilla application and you could see that updates and Check for updates tab is gone forever.

Posted by: alex1372 8 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
%UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming\FileZilla\filezilla.xml should be minimum as following:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
-<FileZilla3 platform="windows" version="3.16.1">
<Setting name="Config Location">%UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming\FileZilla\</Setting>
<Setting name="Kiosk mode">0</Setting>
<Setting name="Disable update check">1</Setting>
<Setting name="Greeting version">9.9.9</Setting>
<Setting name="Update Check">0</Setting>
<Setting name="Last automatic update check">2020-05-02 16:45:08</Setting>

Update your file to correspond version (mine was 3.16.1 at the time), and set Last update date further away 
Posted by: joedown 15 years ago
Third Degree Brown Belt
The only method I know about to disable updates is to compile the program yourself with the -disable-manualupdatecheck option. Here is a website that will assist you in setting up a build environment to compile filezilla from the source under Windows. http://wiki.filezilla-project.org/Compiling_FileZilla_3_under_Windows#Setting_up_the_build_environment
Posted by: itsChris 15 years ago
Yellow Belt
check out:

filezilla.xml (Vista => %UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming\FileZilla\filezilla.xml) XP => search for it using:
cmd.exe => c: => cd \ => dir filezilla.xml /s

<Setting name="Update Check" type="number">1</Setting>
<Setting name="Update Check" type="number">0</Setting>
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