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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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"Error changing directory to '/' " error when trying to browse files on android via KDE connect via WINSCP

When attempting to browse phone files on Android through Windows 11 using KDE Connect with the assistance of WinSCP, selecting the 'browse device' option launches WinSCP, which then presents the ...
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File transfer: Windows WinSCP orders-of-magnitude faster than Linux scp/rsync

My goal is to transfer a large file from a remote HPC to my local machine. My experience is in Windows, but I recently got a workstation with Fedora. On my Windows machine, I use WinSCP. Downloading ...
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FTP over SSL, FTPS TLS not working - Rejecting data connection - Only is allowed

< 2024-02-08 10:31:19.445 Read 16 bytes < 2024-02-08 10:31:19.459 200 'TYPE' OK. < 2024-02-08 10:31:19.459 PASV . 2024-02-08 10:31:19.554 TLS connect: SSL negotiation finished successfully . ...
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Connect with WinSCP through a wallix Bastion doesn't work but PuTTY is fine

When connecting to PuTTY to my Wallix Bastion SomeBastionAdress.fr it works fine (sensitive data has been anonymized): login as: MyLogin Keyboard-interactive authentication prompts from server: | ...
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WinSCPSession error in parameter name 'HostName'. How it fix?

I created a script in WindowsPowerShell that sends files from the hard drive to an unsecured FTP server. However, I have an error problem that I don't know how to fix. I have Windows Powershell ...
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WinSCP gives a '/tmp' directory error while saving a changed file

Even when I'm logged in as a root user to my remote Ubuntu 22.04 server thru WinSCP 6.1.2, I get this error when I save a changed file (even though I found that the changes made by me are saved in ...
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Can I access an SFTP server via an SSH tunnel?

I have a Linux server with IP 1.2.3.4 which can access an SFTP server 2.2.2.2. The SFTP only allows access from the IP 1.2.3.4. Now I also want to access the SFTP server from my Windows computer using ...
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Use WinSCP or any other program (cmd) to download from SFTP [closed]

How to use WinSCP or any other program (from command-line) to download files from SFTP with authorization key? This is for Windows versions 10 and 11. I am trying to download files from command prompt ...
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Kept asking for site password despite Master Password set

I have been using WinSCP for many years without issues. I had to switch to a new PC and installed the latest WinSCP 6.1.1. I have created a Master Password. However, when opening a site, it doesn't ...
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How do you construct a WinSCP URL to launch PuTTY from a browser using a certificate?

Using the WinSCP URL format, I can launch PuTTY, but I would like to use a certificate connection. Thank you in advance.
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PuTTYgen Error "Couldn't load private key (decryption check failed)

I'm trying to load an OpenSSH private key that was created in ssh-keygen on Windows 10 22H2 to export it as a ppk for use in WinSCP 6.1 for SFTP authentication. When I try to do so in PuTTYgen 0.78, I ...
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Using WinSCP (File Protocol SCP) with a server that requires "dzdo su -" for sudo

TOPIC: Using WinSCP (File Protocol SCP) with a server that requires dzdo su - for sudo We have a few Linux Servers that require the logged in user to issue the following command to emulate the root ...
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SFTP Connection broken during handshake - remote server stops to reply

I've been trying to solve this for many hours, I would be very grateful for any suggestions. I'm trying to connect to the SFTP server. The connection works on all the computers, that I could check ...
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WinSCP find command too slow

So I am trying to search a directory with more than thousands of files in it, and it is very slow. Is there a way to search an FTP directory with more than 10k files in it within reasonable time (...
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WinSCP to Docker Volume not listing all files and folders

I have Docker on a remote server running Ubuntu. I use WinSCP to connect to volumes for file editing and FTP. Sometimes, WinSCP does not list all the folders and or files in a volume. For example, on ...
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How to change ssh/sftp password if SSH shell is disabled and passwd command is disabled too

WinSCP documentation says: If your SSH server allows changing your account password, go to Session > Change Password to request that. And indeed, WinSCP can change SSH/SFTP password on server we ...
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How do I run a WinSCP extension?

I want to use the SearchText extension in WinSCP, but on their website I can only find instructions to install extensions or build them (SearchText is already installed by default). I can't find any ...
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Is there a way to transfer a file from windows 11 to remote Linux server without winscp or scp?

I have a locked windows 11 laptop in where I am not allowed to install any third party application such as winscp or git bash. Someone with admin permission can do it though. What I need is transfer ...
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Extracted Private Key from PFX file is rejected by SFTP Tools like Winscp or Filezilla

Long story short - I'm trying to extract the private key file from a PFX file which is used for SFTP authentication. I'm able to generate the private key file but it is not acceptable by the SFTP ...
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Failed to connect to SFTP on Windows Server

I used this guide to install OpenSSH from WinSCP's website. I used the msi installer that is listed on the github page https://github.com/PowerShell/Win32-OpenSSH/releases. The server seems to be ...
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How to download files without via temporary folder in WinSCP?

I install the WinSCP (not using a portable version). I have already disabled this option in the WinSCP. But the files are still downloaded to temporary folders first before cut & paste to the ...
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logging SCP activity in remote server

I have a CentOS server which is used by many person with same user. All users are permitted to upload and download files with scp or winscp. Is it possible to log all file transfer activity(in and out)...
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SFTP connection getting reset by client server

I am trying to to access one of my vendor SFTP using WinSCP from Windows Server. It was working fine but suddenly it's giving error while downloading uploading files. Error is Host is not ...
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Transfer files from one remote server to another remote server in WinSCP

I want to transfer some files from one remote server to another remote server. The issue is these servers are accessible to be by doing hop from a jump server. I am able to get into these servers ...
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Getting "Error skipping startup message" when connecting with "sudo su" shell in WinSCP

My WinSCP config: File protocol: SCP user name: namjoo port: 22 settings > SCP/Shell > Shell: sudo su - When I try to connect I get this error: Error skipping startup message. Your shell is ...
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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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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 [email protected] 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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