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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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I cannot connect to my server with WinSCP

when I connect to server by Winscp I get this error: Error skipping startup message. Your shell is probably incompatible with the application (BASH is recommended). my log file is: root@hostname:~# ...
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How to download a file from multiple Linux machines using WinSCP or batch script?

I need to download a specific file from 40 different Linux machines. How can I achieve using single script? I tried WinSCP.com /script=script.txt Here the limitations is only one session can me make ...
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Automatic File Sync in WinSCP

I saw a few articles and videos on how to write a script to sync a remote and local directory, whether that be remote-local, local-remote or bidirectional. However that script has to be run by the ...
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How to find correct IP address of WSL/Linux to be used in WinSCP?

I am trying to transfer files from Windows to Linux through WinSCP. The problem is I cannot find the correct IP address of the Linux ssh server to be used in the WinSCP. I am using Ubuntu-20.04 Linux ...
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WINSCP doesn't resume

WINSCP is supposed to resume FTP transfers when the file part already exists, except it seems to only do that occasionally, seemingly at random. At other times, it will completely replace the file. ...
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Open WinSCP stored session using commandline

I want to open WinSCP GUI and have it open a stored session automatically, need it for a Windows shortcut to a stored session. I was hoping this could be done using a commandline option. Been looking ...
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Wine and WinScp weird behaviour, no content

I'm using linux mint and ubuntu, I've installed wine stable, wine devel with many winscp to try and I don'tknow why but there is no visible content, but it is there if I slide my cursor on the empty ...
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WinSCP auto Synchronization files of local subfolders directly into root's remote

I couldn't find in the Auto Synchronization of folders the option to copy files from sub-folder without copying the full folder structure into the root of remote location. Is something I'm missing or ...
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Accessing Docker's volume using WinSCP

I have 2 Ubuntu 20.04.1 machines with Docker installed. I would like to access the content of Docker volumes using WinSCP. i.e. access the path /var/lib/docker/volumes/my_vol_name/_data which is fully ...
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How to do automatic 2FA with SSH/SCP on Windows (ideally using PuTTY+WinSCP)?

I am on Windows 10 using PuTTY and WinSCP to SSH/SCP into a linux server that has two-factor authentication (2FA). Each time I log in, it asks for my password and a verification code. I am curently ...
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Command line SFTP on Windows 10

I am getting strange key board behavior when I try to connect to an FTP server using Windows 10 on the command line... >sftp username@something.something.com The authenticity of host 'something....
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How come can WinSCP or FileZilla not be listed in HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*).DisplayName

I am running a program to check whether specific software is installed on the server. For Google Chrome and Notepad++ I can use (gp HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*)....
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Setting permissions for file while transferring SFTP WinSCP client

I am trying to transfer a large file to a remote server using WinSCP client. During transferring the file (since the file is large it takes some time to transfer ) the permissions for are set to some ...
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how can i sign in ftp client(winscp) as root?

I use WinSCP as an FTP client. I have access as a normal user, But I want to sign in as a root, How can I do it? Do I Need the same credentials or different?
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Keeping remote files up to date but excluding some subdirectories

I have a web server running remotely on Linux and I'd like to sync my local fines to the server whenever there's a change. It needs to update when a local file is deleted or a new local file is added. ...
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SSH is working but Scp is not on Windows 2008 server

I have to build a logic in our Micronaut application to scp a file from remote windows 2008 server to local (tried with both windows and Mac) Using JSCH api. So OpenSSH has been setup on the windows ...
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Clear find history in WinSCP [duplicate]

I would like to clear find history in WinSCP as shown in the following picture: Hope you can help in this Thanks in advance
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How to set up "keep remote up to date" as a default?

https://winscp.net/eng/docs/task_keep_up_to_date discusses "keep remote directory up to date." But it says "This will not save transfer settings. You can change default transfer ...
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WinSCP synchronizing files (Remote to Local Directory) from Azure VM

I am trying to follow this YouTube video instruction regards to "SFTP - Windows Script to Automate Synchronize Remote to Local Directory using WinSCP". When I ran a batch file, I got this ...
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WinSCP PuTTY key format too new [duplicate]

I am trying to connect to my server with WinSCP. I created a key by PuttyGen but when I am trying to connect to it by WinSCP it says that my PuTTY key format too new, Image of the error. Can somebody ...
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How do I get WinSCP to connect to an SSH server with a private key that I specify?

How do I get WinSCP to connect to an SSH server with a private key that I specify. I don't see the option. For example, I have a private key I created with SSH in cygwin. (id_rsa) $ ls ~/.ssh -l -...
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Convert Windows FTP script to WinSCP script

I currently use the following script to batch send a file to multiple servers. All the servers use the same login credentials. How can I convert this to use in WinSCP, mainly to enable better logging ...
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How to download ISO files from IBM's download site? Browsers, FTP and WinSCP do not work

On this page, www.ibm.com/support/pages/vmware-vsphere-esxi-41-u3-hypervisor-ibm-customization-v10-ibm-systems-and-lenovo-x86-servers, I am trying to download ibm_sw_hyper_800380v1_vmwaresx4_32-64.iso....
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Revoke delete permission for particular user in linux

I have to revoke delete permission for particular user in Linux. I have tried ACL it worked but user is able to delete file winscp. My requirement is that user is not able to delete file from PUtty ...
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How to automatically sync files in WinSCP? [duplicate]

Is there a way to do that in WinSCP? The official article about that only discusses scripting, while I want a simple GUI solution.
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Key refused WinSCP/PuTTY issue when connecting to Windows OpenSSH server

I'm trying to configure a private key for use use with WinSCP and PuTTY/Plink but I'm stuck (trying to connect from Windows 10 to Windows 2012 Server). I have OpenSSH installed on my windows server ...
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How to use patch command in WinSCP?

I need to apply this patch to my WordPress website. It seems that to do that, I need to SSH to my hosting and use Unix command patch < path_to_patch. However, since I'm using a shared hosting, not ...
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Excluded files take long to process when downloading using SCP protocol with WinSCP

I am trying to download a folder with SCP protocol using WinSCP by excluding some common extensions like .class .gif For some reason WinSCP is ignoring me. The files are either still downloaded (...
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Public and private keys in Google Cloud and WinSCP

I'm trying to transfer a directory of files from my local Windows 10 machine to the remote machine in Google Cloud. I'm following this tutorial to connect WinSCP to the GCP. But in step 7 I have to ...
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Authentication error when attempting to search for file containing text string in WinSCP using "Search for Text" extension

A third-party has provided me with authentication information enabling me to login to a remote server using WinSCP, and am able to navigate freely through the server, open files, and copy them into my ...
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Using WinSCP's scripting, when syncing a remote dir to a local dir, how do I make it delete the files which have been synced from the remote side?

I have a server with a dir called "user-submitted data". It contains a bunch of files. I use this WinSCP command to synchronize this directory's files to my local directory: synchronize ...
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WinSCP is auto hide folders with (.) prefix

When I upload folders beginning with (.) such as (.dart_tool) to the server through WinSCP, they automatically got hidden. I don't want them to be hidden in the server. How can I Prevent the program ...
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Unable to login using serial console but WinSCP allowed to login the VM instance

root partition of rhel vm was 100% full and not able to logged using SSH not even via serial console. Using the cloud console or gcloud command I was able to resize the disk size from 50GB to 100GB. ...
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How does server-to-server FTP transfer work in WinSCP GUI

Maybe it's quite straightforward, but am not aware how to find this. My requirement is to transfer data from source FTP server to destination FTP server. To accomplish this I have installed WinSCP ...
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Run WinSCP script from bat file as different user [duplicate]

could anybody help me with this please: I can successfully call a WinSCP script from a bat file like this: "C:\Program Files (x86)\WinSCP\WinSCP.com" /script="script_file_path.txt" ...
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Clear recent created file names in WinSCP

I would like to know how to clear recent created file names that appearing in the dialogue box when creating a new file: I tried a lot without success
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Can WinSCP be used to access Google Cloud Storage bucket using the 'Amazon S3' file protocol?

Can WinSCP be used to access Google Cloud Storage bucket using the Amazon S3 file protocol using the HMAC keys? I tired but got the following error: Expected request type in credential scope to be &...
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Timeout detected. (data connection) command line WinSCP

I am downloading files from FTP server using winscp script it was fine till yesterday but today it keeps disconnecting. I do not know what changed today? However, I am able to connect with GUI like ...
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Synchronize files with spaces with WinSCP

open ftps:/xxx synchronize local E:/test logs \test logs Script is failing due to spaces in directory names. Please help me
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How to copy only folder contents with WinSCP script

I am using below winscp script to upload files to an FTP server. I just want copy folder contents not to create new directory in the FTP server. open ftp://**/billing/test put "d/test" It ...
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How to disable smooth scrolling in WinSCP

How to disable smooth scrolling in WinSCP? I would like to turn it off because: smooth scrolling doesn't work perfectly (it's slow, laggy) i don't like smooth scrolling (Note: i use Commander ...
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WinSCP Displays Weird Characters in script output file

I'm viewing the outputs of a bash script that logs into juniper devices and runs commands. When I view the output of the script via the unix server using cat <filename> it appears just fine. ...
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setting up firewall rules on linux mint

I'm running a VM linux-mint with virtualbox and also use winscp. I've set up a firewall rule named SSH that has 22/tcp allow in anywhere and 22/tcp(v6) in anywhere. This works but I'm a little ...
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WinSCP folder sorting

How can I "sort" folders in WinSCP? For now it looks like this: but I want folders to be on bottom.
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Would it be possible to configure the WinSCP to start already logged and with the synchronization on?

I do need that as soon as the computer is turned on, the program WinSCP starts, logs in and synchronizes a local folder with a folder on the server. That is, there a three distinct points: Get ...
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What would be the reason for WinSCP using a ".com" instead of ".exe"? [duplicate]

winscp.com. That's not a domain but an executable on Windows. Why does it use the (I thought) ancient and MS-DOS-era .com executable instead of an .exe, like every other program in the last 30+ years?
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How to use WinScp to connect two windows 10 laptops

I need to use WinScp to wirelessly connect two Dell laptops together and transfer files between them. I have installed WinScp on both laptops. Both laptops are connected to my wifi router. but... When ...
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Local Editor is not auto refreshing remote files when opened from winSCP

I am using WinSCP to access a remote directory on ubuntu 18.04 from windows10. I started an SFTP session and opened a remote file from winscp file browser, say hello.txt, on a local editor Geany. I ...
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WinSCP and PuttyGen fail on conversion of openSSH private key to PEM or PPK formtype on windows

I’ve generated a Linux Instance in the Oracle Cloud. Locally I work on Windows-10 Client computer. During generation of the Linux Instance Private and Open-SSH public keys have been generated in Linux ...
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How to import .ppk file in winscp?

How to import .ppk file into winSCP? While I am try to connect winSCP to the cloud server it's showing error as Authentication Failed error
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