WinSCP is an open-source freeware SFTP client, FTP client, WebDAV client, and SCP client. Its primary function is protected file transfer between a local and a remote computer, using SSH (Secure Shell).
Beyond these primary features, WinSCP offers scripting and primary file manager performance. The application additionally allows you to rename files and folders, create new folders, change properties of files and folders.
One of two selectable program interfaces allows users to handle files even on a local computer. Most operations could be completed recursively for files in folders.
WinSCP can also be available as a plugin to 2 file managers, FAR and Servant Salamander.
- Integration with Windows (drag and drop, URL, shortcut icons)
- Graphical user interface
- Translated into several languages
- All frequent operations with files
- Support for SFTP and SCP protocols over SSH-1 and SSH-2
- Batch file scripting and command-line interface
- Directory synchronization in several semis or totally automatic methods
- Integrated text editor
- Support for SSH password, keyboard-interactive, public key, and Kerberos (GSS) authentication
- Integrates with Pageant (PuTTY authentication agent) for full support of public-key authentication
- Windows Explorer-like and Norton Commander-like interfaces.
- Optionally stores session information.
- Optionally supports standalone operation using a configuration file rather than registry entries, suitable for operation from removable media
Other essential features:
- FTPS (FTP over TLS/SSL) support.
- It is possible to change the group/owner of a remote file by UID/GID.
- XML logging for the more formal and machine-readable representation of operations carried out during the session.
- Filter for file panel.
Changes in WinSCP 5.19.1:
- Translation up to date: Italian.
- Considering international passive/active mode settings when importing sessions from FileZilla
- Incrementing port numbers for secondary connections of tunneled sessions with fixed forwarding port numbers.
- Bugfix: Failure when automatically opening a workspace on startup with too many sessions.
- Bugfix: Failure when reading a key file without a trailing newline.
- Bugfix: Failure when SFTP server resolves. path to an empty string.
Using WinSCP, you may connect to an SSH (Secure Shell) server with SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) or SCP (Secure Copy Protocol) service, to an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) server or HTTP server with WebDAV service.SFTP is a standard part of the SSH-2 package. SCP is a standard part of the SSH-1 package. You may run each protocol on the latter SSH version. WinSCP supports each SSH-1 and SSH-2. For authentication, you may use the user name and password or public key (RSA or DSA). Other authorization types include TIS, Cryptocard, Keyboard-interactive, and Kerberos. For FTP, each the basic unencrypted variant and (*10*) are supported. Compressed transfers (Zlib) usually are not supported.
For WebDAV, each the basic unencrypted variant and WebDAV are supported. Compressed transfers (Zlib) usually are not supported.
For SFTP, the only requirement beyond the server requirements above is to run SFTP on the server. It is greatest to run it as an SSH-2 subsystem. If you choose SFTP-only on the Login dialog and the SFTP subsystem will not be found, WinSCP will attempt to find the SFTP server in some common directories (/usr/lib/sftp-server, /usr/local/lib/sftp-server, etc.). This means, it’s possible to use SFTP even with SSH-1, which does not support subsystems.
Size: 10.8 MB