WinSCP

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 60 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.3.7
  • Total Downloads:
    1,186,030
  • Date Added:
    February 18, 2012
  • File Size:
    4.45MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,627
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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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

"works as stated and works very well."

April 23, 2014

 |  Version: WinSCP 5.5.3

Pros

lotta organizations are accustomed to users using this so help is available.

Cons

not aware of any

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.3.7
Version 4.3.7 fixes progress window was incorrectly placed when reloading remote file opened in an Internal editor.
General
Publisher Martin Prikryl
Publisher web site http://winscp.sourceforge.net/
Release Date February 18, 2012
Date Added February 18, 2012
Version 4.3.7
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory FTP Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.45MB
File Name winscp556setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,186,030
Downloads Last Week 2,627
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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