WinScp

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 60 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.5.6
  • Total Downloads:
    1,188,442
  • Date Added:
    October 16, 2014
  • File Size:
    4.45MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,627
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

Editors' Review

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WinScp is a lean and mean application for file transfers between PCs. The best thing about this app is that it is completely no nonsense. It provides you with everything you need in order to smoothly transfer files between computers without any bells and whistles that get in the way.

Pros

It just works: Anyone that has done enough file transferring knows that it can be finicky business sometimes. Quite often these types of programs are too complicated for the beginner. Also, when something goes wrong, if you're not extremely technically proficient, it can be difficult to diagnose what happens in a file transfer gone wrong. During testing, we found transfers worked smooth and efficiently.

No overload: Some file transfer programs look like they're designed by experts, for experts. There are endless options and spaces that mean nothing to the layman. WinScp is clean and straightforward, with only what you need laid out so you can start transferring files.

Interface option: When installing the program, the option to select what basic interface you're more comfortable with is a nice added feature.

Cons

Interface selection on setup: While the interface selection on setup is great, it would be even better if there were an easy-to-see way to switch between these modes once the program is already installed.

Bottom Line

This is a program that comes with no surprises. If you're just looking for a way to make an FTP transfer, this handy tool will get the job done in no time. It is also a good program to use for someone who doesn't have a lot of experience with file transfers. As long as they have all the information they need to connect to a server, it should be easy enough to understand even for a beginner.

 
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User Reviews
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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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4 stars

"Great GUI for Secure FTP and easy to Automate"

March 31, 2014  |  By cballinger

 |  Version: WinSCP 5.5.2

Pros

Very good documentation. Very easy to automate Secure FTP tasks and embed in other applications for those reoccurring FTP tasks you need.

Cons

None discovered so far.

Summary

Needed to automate a secure FTP transfer that occurs every week. FTPS was failing due to active firewalls at both ends. Using WinSCP and port 22, the transfers are still secure, but are now working reliably every week.

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5 stars

"Its fast, it works, its secure, its free"

November 01, 2013  |  By ArizonaBrian

 |  Version: WinSCP 5.1.6

Pros

Easy to use, it transfers files quickly, its secure!

Cons

instructions would be nice! As a person new to FTP I had no clue how to setup a connection to my server, much less which secure method to use.

Also, I "moved" a file to what I thought was the root folder. The file disappeared from its location but didn't go where it was supposed to (my fault for a bad target location). I have no idea where it went - never found it. I would like an undo or perhaps a move history in case I need to correct a mistake. Then again, they could be there and I just haven't found the undo or history button.

I believe the from location is always on the left and the target is on the right. But it sure would be nice to go the other way, dragging a file from the right to the left to pull it from the server. Again, it might do that and I just didn't figure out how yet.

Summary

I have used it twice but both times it was easy to use, and transferred files very quickly. I like it better than any FTP transfer program I have used in the past. Secure FTP should always be this easy. Read my cons knowing I only used this product twice so far.

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5 stars

"THE go-to FTP/SCP client"

October 27, 2013  |  By dd_armstrong

 |  Version: WinSCP 5.1.6

Pros

Have used this for years. Simple, low-memory usage, minimal install, easy-to-use, stable, intuitive, customisable. What more to say?

Cons

None that are in any way important enough to mention. A great application.

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5 stars

"WINSCP - Great FTP file Mover"

August 08, 2013  |  By cballinger

 |  Version: WinSCP 5.1.6

Pros

Easy to use, GUI interface easy to follow and very intuitive.
Easy navigation for both the source and target file locations.

Cons

none found so far.

Summary

Great FREE program to handle secure FTP between your system and remote FTP site. Very good GUI, easy to use for even first time users. Not used extensively, but handy to have when you need to move secure files manually.

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1 stars

"Dangerous Download"

July 22, 2013  |  By carolbarrington

 |  Version: WinSCP 5.1.5

Pros

This is a simple-to-use program, but its download came with several infections uncovered via Avast boot scan. Please clean this up before anyone else gets infected.

Cons

This is a simple-to-use program, but its download came with several infections uncovered via Avast boot scan. Please clean this up before anyone else gets infected.

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4 stars

"Works well for people like me who don't know how . . !"

June 20, 2013  |  By Martin Turner

 |  Version: WinSCP 5.1.5

Pros

Suitable for those who like an easy life.

Cons

Still looking.

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5 stars

"Great Product for its use"

June 29, 2012  |  By applecrusher1992

 |  Version: WinSCP 4.3.8

Pros

Solid and very compatible with older version of Linux

Cons

I don't see any

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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.5.6
This release fixes various OpenSSL vulnerabilities.
General
Publisher Martin Prikryl
Publisher web site http://winscp.sourceforge.net/
Release Date October 16, 2014
Date Added October 16, 2014
Version 5.5.6
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory FTP Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows Me, Windows, Windows 98, Windows 8, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003, Windows 95
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.45MB
File Name winscp556setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,188,442
Downloads Last Week 2,627
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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