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    Sep. 18, 2011
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Editors' Review


WinSCP is a small, free, open-source file transfer client for Windows that uses Secure Shell (SSH) technology to enable the safe copying of files between a local and a remote PC using the File Transfer Protocol (FTP), SSH FTP, or SCP (Secure Copy) protocols, as well as offering some basic file management features.

This small tool's full-featured installer includes additional, optional software called Jing, but you have to select it; the default installation omits Jing. The installer also presents a choice between two different main interface styles, a full-featured Commander interface with panels for local and remote directories and a scaled-down Explorer interface that only accesses remote directories. The Commander interface is a small dialog with a navigation pane and places to enter host and user names, a password, and a private key file. An About button links to an extensive Web-based Help site. You can select between SFTP, SCP, and FTP transfers and several languages, but not much more, though, in this case, less is more since the program's goal is simplicity. One feature we did like a lot is the ability to Export the program's complicated preference settings with a click. Of course, nothing matters if the program doesn't deliver, but WinSCP transferred files quickly and securely in testing.

Martin Prikryl's WinSCP is freeware. We tested it in Vista and Windows 7, but it works in most versions of Windows back to Win95. Its ability to securely transfer files between far-flung PCs using several protocols earns our recommendation.

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5 stars

"Fast, configurable UI, remote file editing."

October 19, 2011  |  By paperwhale

 |  Version: WinSCP 4.3.5


Launches fast. Responsive when browsing server.

Configurable user interface. Can make it really simple so it doesn't hurt your brain.

Edit remote files works well. No need to confirm upload after you save.

Lots of command line options. Great for me cause I launch it from a batch file.


Haven't found any yet. If you don't like it, SmartFTP is a good alternative.

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5 stars

"very nice software"

September 19, 2011  |  By cnetguy7

 |  Version: WinSCP 4.3.5


shows system files and remote host files side by side, more intuitive, speedier than other comparable softwares.


none i can think of.


good for regular use.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.3.5
Version 4.3.5 is a bug fix release.
Publisher Martin Prikryl
Publisher web site http://winscp.sourceforge.net/
Release Date September 18, 2011
Date Added September 18, 2011
Version 4.3.5
Category Internet Software
Subcategory FTP Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.59MB
File Name winscp575setup.exe
Total Downloads 1,272,689
Downloads Last Week 1,475
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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