• FileZilla FTP "Failed to retrieve directory listing" Error


    When I use FileZilla to connect to my FTP I get an error like this:

    Response: 200 PORT command successful. Consider using PASV.

    Command: LIST

    Error: Connection timed out

    Error: Failed to retrieve directory listing


    If you have a similar problem with Filezilla, and the problem persists even when the Windows Firewall is disabled, here is what you need to do:

    Open Filezilla, go to Edit -> Settings

    Click on Connection -> FTP: Choose Active

    Click on Connection -> FTP -> Active Mode: Select "Ask your operating system for the external IP address"

    Click on Connection -> FTP -> Passive Mode: Choose Fall Back to Active Mode

    Press OK.

    Try connecting to your FTP site once again.