perhaps something like this will help http://forum.filezilla-project.org/view ... f=6&t=8518
Also, are you trying to connect as a client or connect to the administration console to set it up?
If you are trying to set it up, you could try using the XAMPP Control Panel (Latest beta here: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=48932&p=186862#p186862
). Just extract it to your xampp root directory and run it. This will allow you to install it as a service and the 'Admin' button will open the administration console for you.