WinSCP is an open source free SFTP client for Windows using SSH. Legacy SCP protocol is also supported. Its main function is safe copying of files between a local and a remote computer.

WinSCP can do all basic operations with files, such as copying and moving (to and from a remote computer). It also allows you to rename files and folders and create new folders.


  • Graphical user interface

  • Translated into several languages

  • Integration with Windows (drag&drop, URL, shortcut icons)

  • U3 support

  • All common 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 semi or fully automatic ways

  • 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 in place of registry entries, suitable for operation from removable media

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