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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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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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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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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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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Send files via SFTP to VM without internet access through Citrix

I need to send some files to a CentOs VM which has no internet access and I am logging on to Citrix with the credentials of a colleague of mine. When using FileZilla to connect via SFTP, I can ...
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WinSCP connection through proxy and ssh tunnelling

I'm in a company network and I want to connect an external server through an external server A. Local -> Proxy -> Server A -> Server B I can get this connection: Local -> Proxy -> Server A But I ...
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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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How to download images from FTP to local folder using WinSCP command Line

I am trying to use the WinSCP command line to access an FTP Server. Then download all JPEG's in the root folder and download them to a local folder on my C: drive. Example of my script below. >"C:...
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How to connect WinSCP through command line not in GUI mode?

Connect WinSCP console through command-line. Run batch file in it. Commands should be included in batch file for connecting with the server.
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WinSCP: Unknown command 'winscp.com'

I am trying to use WinSCP to automate some basic FTP tasks so I have downloaded and setup the latest WinSCP 5.7.7 however I keep getting the following error when trying to execute the .bat with the ...
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Setting explicit command to run SFTP server in FileZilla client (Mac OS)

Basically what I am looking forward is the same functionality on Mac OS as the WinSCP screenshot below I have SSH tunnel application to establish tunnel with the server and using the FileZilla for ...
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Automatically execute a command in PuTTY opened from WinSCP

I am using WinSCP with PuTTY and I have setup an auto login to PuTTY from WinSCP. I have a bat file that opens the WinSCP and several connections to remote machines and once the WinSCP connects it ...
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WinSCP overwrites files without asking

Obviously I accidentally hit the "don't ask me again" button when I overwrote some files. How to undo it? I cannot find the setting to make WinSCP ask me next time.
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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 or ...
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Creating files permission denied in WinSCP with FTP but not with SFTP

I am using Ubuntu server edition 14.04 and installed vsftpd. I have created a new user in0006 with home directory /var/www/localdev/in0006/ and I have set chroot_local_user=YES in vsftpd.conf file so ...
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SSH Cygwin Password not recognised

I have recently been using Cygwin to connect to an Ubuntu box which I host my server on, however it has just been reset completely. Previously I had no issues using Cygwin however I recently re-made ...
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How to do sesu login in WINSCP?

Hi I use putty and can do a sesu login with required password. but I use different user(A1) to connect to remote solaris server and then use the sesu option with another user(A2) to get the ...
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Batch file doesn't execute WinSCP script completely

I am working on a bat file wherein I have to login to a remove server through SFTP with WinSCP and execute a shell script and get a file to system from the remote server. Below is the code. cd C:\...
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WinSCP from Unix to Windows - Conserving timestamp, ownership and permissions

I'm migrating a number of folders from a Unix box to a Windows server, and I want to maintain the folder structure, permissions, ownership (user and group), and ideally timestamps of the original ...
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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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Setting up symbolic links so they'll work with winSCP or similar program

My user has a home directory /home/user1 I want her to be able to edit files in: /home/user2 So I put symbolic links in her directory so like this: sudo ln /home/user2/file.php /home/user1/file....
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How to fix WinSCP hanging at the very end of a transfer

I am trying to upload some larger in size binary type files (order 10^8 bytes) using WinSCP and somewhere around 96->100% I see it timing out. Now in some cases, it seems that the entire file is ...
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Ubuntu server doesn't handle SFTP/SCP connection

I've installed FTP on Ubuntu 14.04 server and I tried to connect to it via FileZilla. It works if I use FTP. But if I try to connect via SFTP, there are no folders or files shown, and I get the error: ...
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Is there a tool like WinSCP for MacOS?

I used to use WinSCP to log into my remote server. I need to login with an ssh key and move the files from and to the remote server. So far I have not find any tool with the same features for MacOS. ...
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WinSCP - How do I use Putty with X forwarding?

How do I setup up Putty to use X forwarding when opened by WinSCP? Thank you much!
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WinSCP error message: Timeout waiting for WinSCP to respond - WinSCP has not responded in time

Everyday I get tasks that uses powershell with WinSCP to automate downloading files from clients' sftp, they all work fine on most of the days, except on Saturday (between 7:00 am and 17:20 pm) The ...
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WinSCP Commandline Private key

What I am trying to so is: Open a WInSCP-Session using a private key instead of a password. The simple Password-Approach works: WinSCP.exe root:password@example.com But the next step, using the ...
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Delete folders with many files quickly in WinSCP

In WinSCP, if I select a directory and right-click to delete, instead of simply deleting the directory it deletes all the contents one at a time. Depending on the contents and the connection, this can ...
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Does WinSCP support Linux ACLs?

A Windows desktop user is using WinSCP client to connect to a Linux server to pick and drop files. The client seems not to recognize the Access Control List (ACL) for this directory. Does WinSCP ...
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Cygwin login fails using WinSCP under restored MS Windows Sysprep Image

Cygwin login fails using WinSCP under restored MS Windows Sysprep Image . Any clue why is it?
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Automate a scp from a windows server to a linux server

I need to automate a scp (every 2 hours) from a Windows server to a Linux server. 1st step : generate a key and copy it to linux server. I have downloaded winscp, generated a public key and copied ...
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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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“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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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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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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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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Upload only the latest file with WinSCP

I am pretty new at WinSCP. I would like to know if this application will allow me to send only the latest modified file in a local directory to a remote directory. Please note that contents in both ...
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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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Unable to authenticate sftp password using winscp command line in Windows 2008 R2

I am following the example at http://winscp.net/eng/docs/scripting to automate the transfer of files from my PC to a sftp server however each time I include a password it fails to authenticate. I am ...
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WinSCP error setting up directory

I am getting the following error: Reading Remote Directory: Error changing directory to '/script=E:\Data\GmousCR12\bin\Get.sftp' Cannot get real path for '/script=E:\Data\GmousCR12\bin\Get.sftp' No ...
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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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WinSCP with tabs or alternative

This has been bugging me for a while now. I really miss tabs in WinSCP, because I always have to backtrack back and forward between folders on the same server. Everytime I do a google search if tabs ...
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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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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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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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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. ...