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Editors' Review

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.


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.


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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Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.13.4
  • Passing private key to PuTTY when installed from Microsoft Store. 1654 Passing also other options that PuTTY can accept on its command-line, like “Attempt authentication using Pageant”, “Allow agent forwarding”, “Enable compression”, “SSH protocol version”, “Logical name of remote host” and “Internal protocol version”.
  • WinSCP installed from Microsoft Store can be executed from command-line.
  • Translation updated: Icelandic.
  • With logging level 1 and higher, printing scripting exit debug information on an output too.
  • Hidden configuration option to disable running shell operations on a separate thread.
  • TLS/SSL core upgraded to OpenSSL 1.0.2p.
  • Bug fix: When system theme changes, path labels lose their background color.
  • Bug fix: File mask is not considered when calculating total file transfer size when deleting original files.
  • Bug fix: When canceling connection, mouse cursor sometimes stay “busy”.
  • Bug fix: Relative long paths are not handled correctly.
  • Bug fix: Error when closing edited/opened files with “Keep temporary copies of remote files in deterministic paths” option enabled.
  • Bug fix: It is not possible to open S3 folder from command-line/URL or in scripting when path ends with slash.
  • Bug fix: File panel columns do not have a width constraints.
  • Bug fix: Update information window layout is broken in some situations.
  • Bug fix: Timezone autodetection failed if timestamp of file cannot be retrieved.
  • Bug fix: Wrong error message when attempting to rename an S3 folder.
Publisher Martin Prikryl
Publisher web site
Release Date August 31, 2018
Date Added September 03, 2018
Version 5.13.4
Category Internet Software
Subcategory FTP Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 9.72MB
File Name WinSCP-5.13.4-Setup.exe
Total Downloads 1,394,023
Downloads Last Week 145
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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