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I need to download a file using putty. But trying psftp says that it isn't installed (even though I've downloaded and installed everything but puttytel).


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Use WinSCP instead? – Daniel Beck Apr 25 '11 at 17:32
What error do you get when you run psftp.exe? Remember that it's a standalone executable, not invoked from within putty itself – Simon Apr 25 '11 at 17:36
I'll use WinSCP instead. I was hoping to use putty, since its closer to linux, but winscp should do just fine. – Teknophilia Apr 25 '11 at 17:40
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For fsftp to work from the windows command line using the psftp command, the location of psftp needs to be in the path.

If you don't want to do that, you can run psftp from the start menu and it will open up in the command prompt for you. You'll have to use sftp commands like open, put, get, and quit to accomplish anything.

As Daniel Beck said, WinSCP is a decent replacement. I personally prefer the FileZilla client. You can use quick connect, just make sure to point it at port 22.

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