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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I move files from Windows to Linux using WinSCP?

I have putty and winscp, but winscp doesn't work in this case because I need to use a command cd ../public in order to enter the directory as I can't find it for some reason. How would I use putty ...
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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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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 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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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 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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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 screws up line breaks in files – how do avoid?

I'm getting pretty sick of how WinSCP screws up line breaks. this is line 1 this is line 2 Gets turned into this is line 1 this is line 2 I could just use FileZilla for FTP and Putty for SCP (I ...
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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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Permission denied in Amazon EC2 while accessing Tomcat 7 folder

I am trying to copy a log file from an Amazon EC2 instance to my local machine (Windows 7). I am using WinSCP438, which is able to connect to the remote (Amazon EC2) server instance. I am trying to ...
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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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why is WinSCP so slow

the interface is handy but the file transfer rate is freakishly slow compared to pscp or scp in my VM on the same windows machine. i'm only getting about 17kb/s when my overall connection speed can go ...
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FTP client on windows that save session password in encrypted text [closed]

Filezilla or WinSCP save password in plain text which is unsecured on public machines. Is there any FTP client can save and encrypt password so that people using it only can access to FTP but not able ...
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Copied a file with winscp; only winscp can see it

I recently copied a 25.5GB file from another machine using WinSCP. I copied it to C:\beth.tar.gz, and WinSCP can still see the file. However no other app (including Explorer) can see the file. What ...
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How to synchronize file changes with files on the FTP server?

My project files are in the local folder in D:\xampp\htdocs\mysite The same files are on my FTP server. A git repository would exist only locally in a .git directory to keep track. I want to be able ...
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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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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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How do I copy files into `/var/www` with WinSCP?

When I try to place my web files into /var/www in apache on my ec2 Ubuntu instance it is giving me an error stating that I don't have permission. Permission denied. Error code: 3 Error message from ...
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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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Dropbox-like client for FTP? [closed]

Many of my users have their files on one big FTP server. PROBLEM: They can not use their files while not connected to the Internet. QUESTION: Is there a Dropbox-like software for FTP? When ...
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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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FileZilla Misreports File Sizes

I have the task of downloading some backups from our hosted web site and the backup are quite large, 4,755,281KB, yes it's over 4GB. I installed FileZilla and navigated to the remote directory and it ...
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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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When attempting to open any file with WinSCP, it attempts to list it as a directory

We had a security breach and some things were messed up on our Ubuntu servers. Now, when I log in to two of our servers using WinSCP and I double-click on a file to open it with my default ...
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Where does WinSCP store site's password?

Where does WinSCP store site's information or password? I can't find it under Documents and Settings...
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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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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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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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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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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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WinSCP putting multiple files on SFTP site

With WinSCP 5.2 I wanted to put multiple files with a file extension .pgp on an SFTP site. When I tested my original command line (see below) and it only placed the first *.pgp alphabetical file ...