WinSCP is an open source SecureFTP client for Windows. It allows secure file transfers between the client's local computer and the remote server. In order to establish a secure connection through WinSCP the SSH support should be enabled. Otherwise, the WinSCP software can be used as a regular FTP client.
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The original version of this software is also available free from the developers site.
WinSCP is an open source free SFTP client and FTP client for Windows. Legacy SCP protocol is also supported. Its main function is safe copying of files between a local and a remote computer.
How to use WinSCP
The WinSCP software uses cryptographical methods, integrated in SSH to protect your login details and private information. It prevents different types of attacks like password sniffing and malicious monitoring of the sessions between your local computer.
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WinSCP sponsored installer includes OpenCandy advertising module. The module uses the user's geo-location, operating system and language to choose "relevant advertisements". Revenue from the advertisements is shared between OpenCandy and WinSCP developers and is thus used to support WinSCP development.
Graphical user interface
Integrated text editor
Explorer and Commander interfaces
Common operations with files
Optionally stores information
Selecting and filtering files
Newly created local directory
Session settings TunnelHostKey
Masking out password
WinSCP can act as a remote editor. When the user clicks on a (text) file in the remote file manager, it transfers the file to the local machine and opens it in the integrated editor, where Windows users can feel very much at home.
Reviews For The Software
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.
Freeware SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol), FTP (File Transfer Protocol) and SCP (Secure Copy) client for Windows using SSH (Secure Shell). Its main function is safe copying of files between a local and a remote computer. Beyond this basic function, WinSCP manages some other actions with files.