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 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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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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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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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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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 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 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 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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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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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 ...
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Does /NOCANDY avoid any adware-related activities with OpenCandy?

OpenCandy claims that using the /NOCANDY switch when using a OpenCandy-affiliated installer allows you to avoid opencandy. Should I take their word for it? If not, can anyone independent of ...
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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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How to use sudo from within Windows GUI clients bypassing tty

I need to copy files via ssh but I am getting permission denied. How can I log as a root by windows clients such us FileZilla/WinSCP? I try execute command: sudo su, but I am getting error: You ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 copy only selected file types in WinSCP?

I want to download only php, html, css, xml and js files from FTP server. How to do this with WinSCP (4.2.4)?
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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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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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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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SSH as Normal User --> SU --> SCP as Root

I'm on a Win7 box connecting to a linux server. From reading: http://winscp.net/eng/docs/faq_su it looks like I need to open my SCP connections as the particular user. When I connect via SSH, I can ...
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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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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 comp using ...
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Linux: Continuously synchronize files, one way

Scenario: An IDE is set up on a Linux desktop box, editing PHP files locally. Every time I save a file, I want this change to appear on the linux server where Apache is running. The server has ssh ...
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WinSCP - Is there any way to reset or remove the master password?

For the life of me I can't remember what the master password is and there seems to be no option to reset or remove it without knowing it. Obviously the master password is used to encrypt the FTP ...
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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 ...