WinSCP is an open source free FTP & sFTP client for Windows. Beyond file transfer, WinSCP offers file management & file synchronization functionality. One of it’s biggest advantages its simple user interface. It mimics Windows Explorer (there is one that mimics Norton Commander as well) in both looks and functionality making it extremely user-friendly for an avid Windows user. For me, drag-and-drop feature and the ability to see my folder structure is very handy. Even the tool icons look the same as in Windows Explorer, so you will never get lost, even without a manual or a geeky friend next to you.

For those of you way more tech-savvy than I, WinSCP offers scripting/console interface with many commands and is integrated with a simple text editor so you can edit remote or local text files. It supports SSH password, keyboard-interactive, public keys and Kerberos (GSS) authentication. OK, OK – I am getting way to tech-specific now! – read up more on the documentation & features on

Related Links:
WinSCP’s Website
WinSCP Forum
WinSCP on Wikipedia

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