Rated 3 out of 5 stars
I have been using fireftp for about 5 years now. I have loved it since I first installed it.
The Plugin is Great, but you have to use the old (2.05) version and turn off automatic updates in the extension within firefox. Otherwise it will roll forward to 2.07 and it will not work. 2.06 does not work either. If the developer will fix this --- 6 stars (when it works it is too good for 5).
Sorry that you've run into this issue. The new version of FireFTP is doing migration of an old account format to a new one. Unfortunately, there are some illegal characters that make it difficult to upgrade to the new format that Mozilla now requires. (specifically, the combination of trying to convert international characters and the '%' character creates problems).
If 2.0.7 isn't working for you, you can try the following:
- find your profile folder, here are instructions: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profiles-where-firefox-stores-user-data (if you're on a Mac it'll be under: ~/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles)
- find the file in your profile folder called fireFTPsites.dat
- remove the '%' characters found in the file.
- install version 2.0.7 and readd the % characters back in later as needed. (not directly into the file, but via the regular FireFTP interface).
The same applies for the files you're trying to import. If you have further issues, email me firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll help further.
Again, sorry for the inconvenience,