WinSCP (Windows Secure Copy) is an open source SecureFTP patron for windows It allows secure file transfers between the client’s local computer and the remote server. Basically its the software to transfer file from window machine to linux machine. For the establishment of a secure connection through WinSCP the SSH support must be enabled. Otherwise, the WinSCP software can be used as a regular FTP client also.
The WinSCP software uses crypto graphical methods, integrated in SSH to protect your login details and private information. It prevents different types of attacks like password protection and bitter monitoring of the sessions between your local computer and the remote server.
It can be downloaded from the following URL
In order to customise it according to your habit you can choose between the Norton-Commander interface and the Windows Explorer-like interface.
The interfaces settings can be altered after the end of the installation too.
Once you are ready with the installation, you can begin a secure connection from your local PC to the remote server.
Open the WinSCP client.
Go to the Session section.
Enter the Host name, the Port number, the User Name and the Password. Pick the preferred protocol. The possible options are: SFTP (Secure FTP), SCP (Secure Copy) and FTP.
Once the session is released, you can execute all the standard FTP actions. The variance is that the connection is secured.
You can save your current session details, add a new session, edit, rename and delete an existing one. The Tools menu allows the user to import a session from the Putty SSH client, to clean the data stored by the app on your local computer and to check updates.
In the Environment tab the user can modify the server environment setup and also adjust the timestamp.
The Directory subs-tab permits the user to custom the default remote and local directories.
In the SSH unit you can choose the preferred SSH protocol version and regulate the encryption cypher selection policy.
In the Preferences unit you can shift between 2 interfaces.
The Explorer-like interface is more widespread among the Windows users. In order to transfer records you can directly drag and drop them.