WinSCP v5.5.5 Updated

Checker on 21 Aug 2014

WinSCP is a file transfer client with an available single-window or dual-pane interface. The program supports standard FTP as well as secure connections using SSH, SSL/TLS, and legacy SCP. The program includes built-in directory synchronization tool to synchronizes changes between local and remote directories. Also supports proxy, SSH tunnels, and IPv6.

Alternatively, WinSCP Portable is multilingual and supports PuTTY Portable. X-WinSCP , packaged in winPenPack's format, is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create winscp.ini with the following content:

    [Configuration\Interface]
    RandomSeedFile=.\winscp.rnd
    DDTemporaryDirectory=.\

  3. Launch WinSCP.exe
Similar/alternative apps: TunnelierPortable
What's new?
  • Back-propagated some improvements and fixes from 5.6 - 5.6.2 beta releases:
  • TLS/SSL core upgraded to OpenSSL 1.0.1i. Fixing several moderate severity security defects.
  • Workaround for ProFTPD/mod_sftp bug in SFTP space-available packet.
  • Using Reverses Order of Symlink Command Arguments workaround for ProFTPD/mod_sftp.
  • Workaround for Vandyke VShell incorrect announcement of checksum calculation support.
  • Improved detection if user shall be offered external editor auto configuration.
  • Showing error details when logging to a file fails.
  • Bug fix: If an INI file name is exactly winscp.ini, an INI file path on Preferences dialog is shown incorrectly.
  • Bug fix: Failure when processing results of upload in .NET assembly when a directory was created with explicitly set permissions as the first operation.
  • Bug fix: Keyboard accelerators to mask boxes on Edit file mask dialog were not working.
  • Bug fix: Not possible to select/enter file name with Unicode characters in filename input boxes.
  • Bug fix: Wrong “Timeout detected” message when FTP control connection is closed while transferring a file.
  • Bug fix: Cannot retrieve file from root folder of FTP server.
  • Bug fix: Mouse cursor of file list/directory tree splitter is not adjusted when Show directory tree left of file list preference option is enabled.

13 comments on WinSCP  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

a 2006-10-12 17:30

you can remove the settings registry/file by going to stored sessions > tools > cleanup

M@tty 2007-09-10 06:06

If anybody doesn't feel like going through the whole configuration process, WinSCPP is a pre-configured bundle of WinSCP + portaPuTTY + Notepad2: http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2002

PortaMan 2008-03-04 19:27

another way is:
as mentioned
"Download the "Standalone application" single EXE file to a folder of your choice. Rename the file from winscp4xx.exe to winscp.exe (less version dependent)."
Create a winscp.ini in the same folder copy and paste the following in that file

[Configuration\Interface]
RandomSeedFile=.\winscp.rnd
DDTemporaryDirectory=.\

that's it!

To change the language go to http://winscp.net/eng/translations.php
download the zip file of your language (e.g. German) extract that file to the same folder of winscp.exe and make sure the language file has the same name like winscp.exe. For the German file with the ending .de it must be winscp.de.
You can also integrate portaPuTTY (not the same like portable PuTTY from John but better) into WinSCP and what you become is a System Administrators best friend.

SHH 2008-03-10 02:39

Alternative: WinSCP *Portable* is available from portableapps.com.

linuxamp 2008-07-14 23:34

I don't see why people want to use portable wrapper versions (portableapps.com) of software which is natively portable. Unnecessary wrapper if you ask me.

chris 2011-02-26 10:44

For the configuration of integrated external apps, there is the environment variable %WINSCP_PATH%
So if you want to use, like me, PlainEdit as an extenal editor, place the entire PlainEdit directory within the WinSCP directory, then edit the path to the external editor as follows:
%WINSCP_PATH%\PlainEdit\PlainEdit.exe !.!
Similarly for portaputty. It then all lives on the USB-stick only!

V4.3.2

Ruby 2011-02-27 11:43

chris: There's no need to copy/move your external program directory within WinSCP directory.
In your settings for external program, simply enter a path without the drive letter:
e.g. \Path\To\Program.exe

V4.3.2

abc 2012-11-08 03:20

@linuxamp I like using Portable Apps because you can update all your apps in a few clicks and if the app is no longer natively portable (or "stealth" for example) the portable apps wrappers would handle that no problem.

v5.1.1

rodger123 2012-11-09 14:54

works well on XP ,nice one.

v5.1.1

bamanzi 2014-02-28 01:19

Why http://winscp.net says the latest version is 5.5.1, but here 5.1.8?

v5.1.8

Midas 2014-02-28 09:41

@bamanzi: WinSCP v5.1.8 is the previous stable release; v5.5.1 is the new stable, released 2014-01-24 (http://winscp.net/eng/docs/history#5.5.1 and http://winscp.net/eng/docs/announcement_winscp55)...

v5.1.8

Checker 2014-02-28 16:03

@ bamanzi: Thanks ... and updated ;)

v5.5.1

smaragdus 2014-08-21 13:26

WinSCP 5.5.5 (5.5.5 Build 4605) has been just released.

v5.5.4

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