WinSCP is an open source free SFTP, FTP and SCP client for Windows. WinSCP is commonly used by power users to upload files to web servers. Beyond this, WinSCP offers scripting and .NET assembly to automate file transfer tasks.

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Scripting parallel FTP downloads (multiple connections) on Windows

I need a scripting solution to download several (more then 100) websites by FTP for backup purposes. For each website I want a scripting solution which supports 10 parallel connections to only one ...
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“Network error: Software caused connection abort” with Windows OpenSSH server

I followed this tutorial on installing an SFTP/SSH server on Windows, but I am having problems trying to connect to it. When using either PuTTY or WinSCP, I get the error "Network error: Software ...
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Are there any current multi-threaded sftp Windows clients? [closed]

I found bitkinex.com had one, but is rather old and doesn't support the latest encryption. winSCP has it on it's plan, some time way into the future, but doesn't seem likely to happen.
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WinSCP/PuTTY: Cannot move file on server via sudo: Permission denied

I have uploaded a file to a remote Linux server. current directory is: /home/user/file.war Now i want to move the file into tomcat webapps folder and overwrite the existing version: The directory ...
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WinSCP: wait at `searching for host` page

When I try to connect my Centos running on VMWare, WinSCP wait in searching for host line and do not connect. I've checked that SSH is up and running on port 22 of my VMWare and turned off windows ...
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Preventing WinSCP from unselecting files after a drag and drop from local folder to remote folder

Is there any way to prevent WinSCP from unselecting files after a drag and drop from local folder to remote folder? Example: I use WinSCP 5.7.6 with Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate. (FileZilla doesn't ...
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Automatically rename uploaded files not to conflict with existing files using SFTP (WinSCP)

I have file named with A.txt, Using batch command to copy the file to SFTP Server. After copying the A.txt, to copy the A.txt again to SFTP on same path.There is no possible same name with two files ...
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Getting “Host ”=“ does not exist” when trying to automate file transfers using WinSCP script

I am trying to automate some file transfers using WinSCP scripting. This is what I have. option echo off option batch on option confirm off open abcde:abcde@sftp.xxxyyyzzz.net lcd "t:\" put ...
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Batch (program) to monitor, copy files

I need to copy files from ftp. There are new files every ~ 30s. I need to move them to directory. I try synchronize with winscp but from local directory files are taken and synchronization keeps to ...
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WinSCP + Notepad++: File does not exist anymore?

I am new to this community, so please, be patient as I learn quickly. I recently upgraded to Windows 10 and installed WinSCP (imported websites login information from the other computer) and Notepad ...
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Connecting to Amazon VPC instances via WinSCP

I am looking for a way to connect to an Amazon VPC EC2 instance from WinSCP. I am able to connect to it via PuTTY by SSHing to the NAT server and then ssh to the private instance using its private IP. ...
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Ftp clients both freeze when browsing my one.com server

EDIT: all problems solved, downgraded to windows 7. everything working fine again, will do a clean install of windows 10 in the next couple of weeks. I'm used to work with Filezilla ftp client, it ...
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WinSCP wildcard directory and file

I have directories test1-test10 in a remote FTP server. Using WinSCP scripting, I want to retrieve every file under these directories. This shows all directories: ls test* I want to retrieve all ...
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WordPress and WinSCP permissions: Getting Upload of file … was successful, but error occurred while setting the permissions and/or timestamp

I have an EC2 instance and in it I use WordPress. To edit WordPress plugins and themes files I use WinSCP. The problem is that if I try to edit a file via WinSCP I get the following error message: ...
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How to open connection to several servers at once [closed]

How can I open 10 servers that I have in Site Manager with one click of a mouse? I'm using FileZilla. I have servers in my Site Manager, and I want to open all of them with one click sorted like in ...
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Files not uploading when using winscp

I am uploading files with winscp a lot and I figured out that uploading files takes too long or dont even happen. I'm editting files that are on winscp and save them to it as well. Whenever I do this, ...
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Error when use WinSCP + copy file from solaris machine to Windows machine

When I use WinSCP in order to transfer file from the Solaris machine to the Windows machine I get the following message Received too large (7367222 B ) SFTP packet……. The error is typically ...
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Send file from windows local host to remote server via ssh

How can I send any file from a windows local host to a remote server via ssh? If possible, using only shell command line.
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How to set up Atom.io as a WinSCP external editor

How do I set up Atom (from atom.io) as a WinSCP editor? (based on http://stackoverflow.com/questions/29102822/using-atom-io-with-winscp)
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WinSCP File from Mainframe?

I am attempting to use WinSCP.com to pull a file from a mainframe server. I am able to do this by the DOS FTP command line after logging in: Get 'A.B.C.MYFILE.TXT' \\mytargetpath\test.txt This ...
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Using WinSCP to Edit Website Files Through SFTP

I'm logging in through SFTP using WinSCP. I am able to see all the files of my website and the whole directory structure. However, if I try to edit a file, e.g. an HTML or CSS file, I am able to ...
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WinScp SFTP upload is deadly slow

Recently we updated our WinScp from 5.1.3 to 5.7.3, the problem is our SFTP upload speed is very low compared to the older version (new: 250KB/s vs old: 2.7MB/s), but normal FTP is not affected, we ...
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Can't fill any fields in WinSCP

I try to connect to an FTP and when I'm trying to fill the fields like host name, port etc. Nothing happens. If I press "S" than save window pops up. So its like i'm using shortcuts but I don't. It ...
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Why does WinSCP open local directories with .exe files slowly?

If I open local folder with a few .exe files with WinSCP (and FileZilla too), it hangs for a little while and then opens the directory. On remote FTP directory this doesn't happen. Why does this ...
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Authentication with ssh and scp works but not WinSCP

I have a Ubuntu server with 3 user accounts (root, user1, user2). user1 has access via WinSCP, scp and ssh. No problems here. Then I've created another user2 but with this user I can't access the ...
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Create new file in WinSCP with UTF-8 without BOM encoding

I'm using WinSCP in order to work via SFTP with a remote server running a Linux distro. I'm also using Notepad++ (latest version) as my text editor (when editing a remote file). When I use WinSCP to ...
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How to configure WinSCP with SSH proxy

I'm trying to configure WinSCP for use with a proxy so that I can Login to my site (I'm trapped behind a corporate firewall). I'm trying to follow the directions of ...
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SFTP connect through an other server

I want to connect to my account in a server of my university. When I’m there I only have to do “ssh user@FinalServer/home/user” or create a folder using “sftp://user@FinalServer/home/user”. ...
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how to copy files from SFTP to local host(windows server) using powershell

I am using the below power shell command to copy file from server "SFTP" to windows server. for some reason the Script is not working would you please help # Scriptname.ps1 # send the files to ...
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Move (download and delete) files from SFTP server

I am using a WinSCP (SFTP) script to move files off a SFTP server. Something like this: get *.ecx But this only "copies" files from remote to local. I need to move files off the server. What server ...
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How to launch PuTTY as terminal within WinSCP

I have come across WinSCP (http://winscp.net/) which I think is a fantastic client to work with my EC2 Ubuntu instance as a graphical alternative to PuTTY. Is it possible to add a different terminal ...
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WinSCP script hangs when connecting to host

I've batch script that runs winscp with script, and sometimes WinSCP hangs when is "Connecting to host". Is it possible to set timeout that WinSCP stops trying to connect and shuts it's self after x ...
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Can I get throughput speed from WinSCP Script?

I see that when I run my script, it outputs the throughput while it is downloading, is there a way to get the total throughput speed of the file after it has been downloaded? My Script: WinSCP.exe ...
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How to zip multiple files or folders with WinSCP and automatically keep the file name part?

I am using WinSCP and it has the option to use custom commands remotely. I want to zip some files and folders. WinSCP has a command that can zip a file or folder but I have to enter the name for the ...
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Checking WinSCP connection status in PowerShell script

I have a script that get files from one location to another. My script works fine. However I'd like to check first for "connected sessions". With SSH.NET PowerShell module I checked this with: ...
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How to copy a Linux file into a Windows PC? [duplicate]

How do I copy files in others account in Linux to my Windows PC. I have WinSCP. I’ve the access permission to other account (sudo).
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WinSCP cannot overwrite file without write permissions to containing directory

I want to overwrite a file having permissions 777 but the directory in which file is placed has permissions 755. So it is not allowing to do so.
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WinSCP files editing and checking in windows

I am new to PHP. I am using WinSCP to check through a few already existing files. I need to make some changes in a single file. I have made the changes but not sure how to check if the changes are ...
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Powershell Script to SFTP New files

I have a script here that SFTP's files from one location to another, the script works fine however I'd like to change the script so that it only copies files that are not already present. Bit of a ...
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How to convert a WinSCP ppk to .CER/.PEM format acceptable by Azure Linux VM?

Googling was fruitless, as most people have a slightly different variation of this problem. I need to write some instructions on how to set up an Azure Linux VM and generate the keys using WinSCP. ...
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WinSCP has to constantly reconnect to my Ubuntu Server

I am on a Window 7 machine so I am left to using a tool like WinSCP to manage my remote servers which run Ubuntu. I do use a good old command line too but for file management I generally use WinSCP, ...
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WinSCP keeps giving “Host is not communicating” errors while PuTTY is all right?

It had been all right all day until a few hours ago when WinSCP suddenly started keeping giving out the hideous "Host is not communicating for more than 15 seconds. Still waiting..." error. I tried to ...
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How to store password for switch user in my .profile

I usually connect to my AIX server using putty via my regular account and then do "su - otherAccount". This way I've to enter password twice, one for my account and one for the otherAccount. I've ...
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How do you turn on the 'Ignore permission errors' option in WinSCP?

How do you turn on the Ignore permission errors option in WinSCP? I keep getting a prompt do to so, but when I search through the preferences I cannot find any such option.
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Edit files with WinSCP on Ubuntu 14.04

How I can edit files with WinSCP on Ubuntu 14.04? Since I can not login as root or elevate privileges Error: Permissions Denied, you can not overwrite the file
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Variable in WinSCP script

I'm asked to automate some SFTP download processes via WinSCP. I'm not familiar with WinSCP scripting. ftprun.cmd: C:\Program Files\WinSCP\winscp.com" /script=D:\testsftp\ftpscript.txt ...
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Pass-through account login through WinSCP [duplicate]

I have a Linux server, where when I connect by PuTTY, I first need to log in using a non-root account (let's say user1), and then issue the command su root or su - root to log in to the root account. ...
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Is there a way to store more website information in WinSCP?

FileZilla Windows FTP Client Below is a screenshot from FileZilla, you will notice one of it;s best features is that it allows you to store anything in the notes section. I often use this notes ...
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WinSCP Set GID error

I'm asking this question on behalf of a customer who called into my help desk. He was using WinSCP to try and change permissions of a directories and it's directories. He set RWX for both user and ...
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WINSCP: task scheduler not working but is working when executed from winscp console?

I have been trying to run a task scheduler named "Backup" that downloads the specified file from the FTP server to my local directory. When I executed the command manually from the winscp console it ...