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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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 ...
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Which versions of the Windows TLS/SSL file transfer software like WinSCP and FileZilla are not affected by Heartbleed?

I noticed that many people still use versions affected by the heartbleed vulnerability of wide spread TLS/SSL enabled Windows clients like WinSCP and Filezilla. To be able to make safe ...
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How to connect to Windows 7 via WinSCP?

Can I connect to my Windows 7 (newly installed) using WinSCP? And if "Yes" - what I need to do to connect? On my Windows 7 I have username and password.
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FTP suddenly failed to retrieve directory listing

I was using normally some of my FTP accounts, and tried some ways to upload files via command line. I based myself on this answer and something just like this question, apparently I couldn't make ...
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Using WinSCP transfer files from Linux to Windows

I have created a bat file to transfer some log files from a remote linux server to the windows system. WinSCP.com user:password@192.168.1.1 "get /var/sys/log" But it doesnt seem to copy. Is the ...
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Tailing a File over FTP

I am attempting to access large log files on a remote server from my Windows desktop. I only have FTP access to this remote machine, not SSH access. At the moment, I'm using WinSCP to pull the entire ...
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How to delete & deploy EAR archives in WinSCP?

I have a folder called XYZ.ear (folder icon) deployed in the server through WinScp. I want to delete this and also deploy a new ear file instead of the above folder. Is there any specific command ...
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I want the “apache” user to own a dir but other users are adding via WinSCP [duplicate]

This is a fairly simple problem to explain but it is really annoying me and I could do with some advice. How to I ensure that apache is user : group owner of a dir no matter who uploads to it.. the ...
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WINSCP: Scheduling multiple tasks at same time

In the task scheduler, I have created three tasks, which make use of WinSCP. The purpose is to collect a text file from one server and put it to another server. These three jobs were scheduled to run ...
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Automatically change ownership using WinSCP?

I saw several threads about having issues with unexpected file permissions after file upload. I tried their solutions with no luck, I have to raise the problem in my way. I run Nginx as ...
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Remote PXE server files

Is it possible to view the contents of a remote PXE/TFTP Server on a Windows PC? I would like to get the pxelinux.0 file off of a remote server, but when I connect using WinSCP or just Explorer I get ...
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Server load affection due to excesive sftp connections to sync server

I am planning to sync around 200 very small files per hour (less than 1KB each file), the source files are on a remote SFTP server and the destination files are on a Windows Server. My fear is the too ...
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How to transfer files using WinSCP console from a remote Windows 8 Server to a Linux server?

I am currently connected to a windows server. I installed winscp on it. I run the winscp and connect to a linux server. Now on the GUI of the winscp, i clicked the console, and use the scp command. ...
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Easiest way to backup VPS

My situation: I have VPS(ubuntu) with 2 websites on it. As i am new to VPS'ses (recently i've moved from Shared Hosting) i spent almost 2 weeks on learning how to configure my VPS to run all webs in ...
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Does winscp remote real-time synch work for giant directories ( > 30GB)

I am trying out the information provided at: How do I synchronise two folders in real-time in Windows 7? Synchronize Files in Realtime from a Windows PC to a Linux Box So far I am seeing the ...
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How to change user in WinSCP?

I'm using WinSCP to access Unix computers. How can I change user after I have logged into a Unix server using WinSCP? E.g. I have personal account in Unix computer A. I can log into this computer ...
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Why did windows update break WinSCP and PuTTY?

I recently did an update to my windows 7 machine. Before, I was able to connect to a linux server at school through WinSCP and PuTTY with no issues. Now, I am either booted off after only a minute ...
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Transfer folders and files from Linux to Winows using SCP as protocol in WinSCP.com (command line utility)

I have to login onto a remote Linux target using a local windows machine. I was using Putty and WinSCP as a GUI utilities to login. But I have a requirement which needs to automate the login procedure ...
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Synchronized browsing between two Dired Emacs buffers?

I use two Dired Emacs buffers, juxtaposed in two vertical panels to copy files from my local computer to a distant server (over SCP). I hit Ctrl + C to copy the local file and give the path to the ...
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Scaling an application

If my question is in any way unclear to you, please read this link. I'm wondering if there is a way to set up an application to appear larger. The reason I'm asking this is that I recently ...
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“Open in PuTTY” command of WinSCP: Can I scp files from Linux back to Windows from terminal in opened PuTTY instance?

I use the command "Open in PuTTY" in WinSCP. A PuTTY window pops up, but I cannot find a way to scp files from Linux back to Windows using terminal command line in PuTTY. Do you guys think this is ...
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WinSCP sometimes throws error - Server refused public-key signature despite accepting key

I have a process scheduled to send files to an SFTP server (Tumbleweed) using WinSCP. It works 99.5% of the time. 0.5% of the time, the login fails and WinSCP reports: Server refused public-key ...
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Can I use WinSCP in read-only mode

I use WinSCP to view a file system over FTP. Most of the time, I only wish to view files on the file system - but I do occasionally need to modify or delete files. Is there a setting in WinSCP (or ...