WinSCP is an open source graphical SFTP client that uses SSH in the Windows environment. Simultaneously supports the SCP protocol. Its main function is to securely copy files between local and remote computers Winscp can also link to other systems, such as Linux systems.



WinSCP can perform all basic file operations, such as downloading and uploading. Simultaneously allows renaming files and directories, changing attributes, establishing symbolic links, and shortcuts.

Two optional interfaces allow users to manage remote or local files.

Connect to remote computer

WinSCP allows you to connect to an SSH (Secure Shell) server that provides SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) or SCP (Secure Copy Protocol) services, typically a UNIX server. SFTP is included in the SSH-2 package, while SCP is included in the SSH-1 package. Both protocols can run on future SSH versions. WinSCP supports both SSH-1 and SSH-2.



WinSCP has two interfaces for you to choose from.

You can choose your preferred interface during installation or change the settings later.

If you are using WinSCP for the first time, it is recommended to choose the Windows Explorer interface, as Windows users are more familiar with this interface. Of course, if you are accustomed to the Norton Commander style, choose the Norton Commander interface, which focuses on convenient keyboard operations, allowing you to operate faster without the mouse.



graphical user interface
Perfect integration with Windows (drag and drop, URLs, shortcuts)
Supports all commonly used file operations
Supports SFTP and SCP protocols based on SSH-1 and SSH-2
Support for batch scripts and command line mode
Multiple semi-automatic and automatic directory synchronization methods
Built-in text editor
Supports SSH password, keyboard interaction, public key, and Kerberos (GSS) authentication
Support various types of public key authentication through integration with Pageant (PuTTY Agent)
Provide Windows Explorer and Norton Commander interfaces
Optionally store session information
Settings can be stored in a configuration file instead of in the registry, making it suitable for operation on mobile media



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