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:
    Feb. 18, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    4.45MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,627
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #2 in FTP Software

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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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Good product"

April 12, 2012  |  By mieks

 |  Version: WinSCP 4.3.7

Pros

I had lots of problems with Dreamweaver, Filezilla en Coreftp for updating files. Perhaps a serverproblem of a problem with IPV6, but with WinSCP updating files on the server isn't a problem. Does it in second.

Cons

Synchronizing doesn't work as it should in my case. Perhaps has something to do with settings. But with my problematic server and problems I'm glad as it is.

Summary

Good, reliable product, even in problematic cases.

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5 stars

"Auto FTP syncing very handy for web developers"

April 11, 2012  |  By peertje888

 |  Version: WinSCP 4.3.7

Pros

Monitors local file system for changes and uploads changed files via FTP.
Secure FTP support (SFTP)
Many features.

Cons

With the many features it is not easy to use for beginners

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5 stars

"Great! Easy to use!"

April 09, 2012  |  By adamli998

 |  Version: WinSCP 4.3.7

Pros

Click and run.

Cons

None that I found

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3 stars

"Nearly perfect"

March 12, 2012  |  By Straydog1st

 |  Version: WinSCP 4.3.7

Pros

It is very efficient, easy operation, many controllable options, and not slow.

Cons

The progress window when transferring is extremely nagging, suspending all and any use of the program until the transfer finishes or is just cancelled. This problem made me uninstall it and find another one without this inconceivable design.

Summary

I would have opted for this otherwise excellent program if it wasn't for the permanent annoying progress window.

Updated on Mar 12, 2012

I also found difficulty when trying to resume broken uploads. After connection it was unable to resume.

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5 stars

"Saved me time and reaching a deadline!"

March 01, 2012  |  By zee336

 |  Version: WinSCP 4.3.7

Pros

Can use easily out the box! Built in editor. Just like FTP but better!

Cons

None that I can see.

Summary

Worth downloading!

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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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