Toggle Bookmarks

You can toggle between the bookmarks and the browser using Bookmarks → Toggle Bookmarks (⌘B) or by clicking the bookmarks icon in the navigation toolbar. Depending on the bookmark icon size chosen in Cyberduck → Preferences → General → Bookmarks, the nickname, URL, username, and comment are shown per bookmark.


You can manually sort bookmarks by dragging a row to a different location.


Use the search field (macOS ⌘/ Windows Strg+F) to filter bookmarks by nickname, hostname, and labels. Only bookmarks that match the search string are displayed in the bookmark list. Search is case insensitive.

Labels & Groups

macOS only

Only supported in Cyberduck for macOS.

Edit Labels for Bookmarks

Assign multiple labels to a bookmark to group them in folders in the menu.

Edit Labels for Bookmark

Groups in Bookmarks Menu

Bookmarks are grouped in folders in the menu by their assigned labels. Groups in bookmark view forthcoming.

Groups in Bookmarks Menu

Add new Bookmark

From Current Connection

Select Bookmarks → Toggle Bookmarks (⌘B). Click the + button in lower left corner to add the server that’s currently connected to this browser window to the Bookmarks. An editor window will open where you can adjust the bookmark properties (i.e. nickname) further.

Add Bookmark

Drag the proxy icon in the browser window title bar to the bookmark drawer or to the You can double-click this file in the to open a new connection.

Proxy Icon

From a Third-Party Application

Drag an URL from a third-party application to the bookmark table to create a new bookmark. This can be a link embedded in a web page or from any text source.

Edit Bookmark

Select Bookmark → Edit Bookmark (macOS ⌘E Windows Strg+E). A panel where you can edit the bookmark’s properties will appear. If the server configured is not reachable, an alert icon is displayed next to the URL. Clicking it opens Network Diagnostics.

WebDAV Bookmark Client Certificate

Bookmark Options




Your hosting service provider will let you know what protocol to use. Change the protocol in the
topmost popup menu.


Any name for the bookmark describing it for easy access using the bookmark filter. You can
also type this name in the bookmark view to select it by name.


The hostname of the server. This is not editable if you have chosen a protocol with a predefined,
non-configurable hostname. Make sure no server path is included but only the domain name and instead set any server path in Path.


The login credentials from your service provider.

SSH Private

For SFTP connections only. Choose a private key for public key authentication instead of a
password. If the key is password-protected, you are prompted to enter the passphrase to
decrypt the key.


For HTTPS connections only. Choose a client certificate for mutual transport level security (TLS).


The initial working directory when connecting to the server. This must be the document root of
the webserver if you want to configure HTTP URLs (see below) to work.


Default location for files downloaded from this server.


Choose to open a new connection for transfers in the transfers window or to use the existing
browser connection. When using the browser connection, transfers block other operations.


For FTP connections only. Refer to FTP Connect Mode.


For FTP connections only. Character encoding of filenames on the server. You can also change
the encoding used when the connection is open using View → Text Encoding if characters
are not displayed properly. Try UTF-8 (the default), ISO-8859-1, and Windows-1252.
Refer to Character Encoding.


For all protocols except FTP, timestamps are reported in UTC from the server and there is no
need for configuration. All timestamps in the browser are automatically converted to the timezone
you have configured in the System Preferences and displayed in local time. For FTP
however, the local timezone is assumed for timestamps in directory listings If the server
is configured with a different timezone that your Mac and returning the local time for
modification dates, there will be an offset by the timezone difference. To get the correct local
time for modification dates in the browser, you can choose the timezone of the server in the
bookmark settings. Select Bookmark → Edit Bookmark.


Manage your passwords with Keychain Refer to Keychain for Mac: Kexchain Access overview.


With a valid configuration, you can open the corresponding HTTP URL of a file selected with your default web browser or copy the URL to the clipboard. You can select multiple files in the browser for a list of URLs.

Enter the HTTP URL of the web server using a different hostname than what you connect to using FTP. You also have to specify a reasonable default path in your bookmark (e.g. /home/dkocher/public_html/). That must be the directory accessed by the web server as your document root. Using an Apache web server this is equivalent to the DocumentRoot directive.

Example configuration:


Hostname configured in bookmark to
connect to



The Web Server Document Root

Selected File


A file selected in the browser


Accessible in the web browser


Web URLs are supported for FTP, SFTP and WebDAV.

See also Open or copy HTTP URL.

Exporting Bookmarks

Drag the bookmark from the Bookmark Drawer anywhere to the Explorer (e.g. the Desktop). You can double-click the document in the file browser to open a new connection to the server specified in the bookmark. To back up all bookmarks, refer to this FAQ entry.

Drag Bookmark


You can share bookmarks between Mac & Windows as the file format is the same on both platforms.

Importing Bookmarks

From Exported Bookmark File

Just drag the .duck bookmark file from the Explorer to the list of bookmarks.

From Third-Party Applications

You are asked if you want to import bookmarks from the following list of applications if the application is still installed on your system and bookmarks configured with the application are found. There is no manual import functionality available.

  • Transmit 4 from ~/Library/Application Support/Transmit/Favorites/Favorites.xml

  • Transmit 5 from ~/Library/Application Support/Transmit/Metadata

  • Filezilla from ~/.config/filezilla/sitemanager.xml

  • Fetch from ~/Library/Preferemces/com.fetchsoftworks.Fetch.Shortcuts.plist

  • Flow from ~/Library/Application Support/Flow/Bookmarks.plist

  • Interarchy from ~/Library/Application Support/Interarchy/Bookmark.plist

  • SmartFTP

  • FlashFXP

  • WS_FTP

  • FlashFXP 3/4

  • CrossFTP from ~/.crossftp/sites.xml

  • FireFTP from ~/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles

  • CloudBerry Explorer for Amazon S3

  • CloudBerry Explorer for Google Storage

  • CloudBerry Explorer for Azure Blob

  • WinSCP (as of 4.1.1 for INI file to store configuration)

  • Expandrive 3 from ~/Library/Application Support/ExpanDrive/favorites.js

  • Expandrive 4 from ~/Library/Application Support/ExpanDrive/expandrive4.favorites.js

  • Expandrive 5 from ~/Library/Application Support/ExpanDrive/expandrive5.favorites.js

  • Expandrive 6 from ~/Library/Application Support/ExpanDrive/expandrive6.favorites.js

  • Total Commander

  • Cloud Mounter from ~/Library/Preferences/com.eltima.cloudmounter.plist

FileZilla Import

Sharing Bookmarks between Different Computers

You can share bookmarks between different computers and users by uploading the Bookmarks and Profiles folder to a Cloud Storage of your liking and creating a symbolic link to it.


This only works properly while using the standalone version of Cyberduck or Mountain Duck. The App Store version is unable to list the existing bookmarks from the symbolic link.

Step by step instructions using Dropbox as an example:

  1. Install the Dropbox app, log into your Dropbox account and synchronize the folder where you want to have the bookmarks to the local disk.

  2. Quit Cyberduck and/or Mountain Duck.

  3. Navigate to ~/Library/Group Containers/ Support/duck/ and move the folders Bookmarks and if available Profiles to the desired location on Dropbox.

  4. Open and execute the command ln -s <CloudDirectory> <AppSupportDirectory/foldername> to create the symbolic link. e.g.: ln -s ~/Dropbox/Bookmarks ~/Library/Group\ Containers/\ Support/duck/Bookmarks


Open Default Bookmark

Choose a default bookmark to open after opening the application. Choose Preferences → Browser → Open new browser window on startup → Connect to bookmark ….

Do not Read favicon.ico from HTTP URL

A hidden configuration option. Displayed in the bookmark edit window.

defaults write ch.sudo.cyberduck false

Open Bookmark View after Disconnecting

A hidden configuration option.

defaults write ch.sudo.cyberduck true