WinSCP v5.7.5 Updated

Checker on 4 Aug 2015

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.

System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / 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:


  3. Launch WinSCP.exe
Similar/alternative apps: TunnelierPortable
What's new?
  • Translation completed: Catalan.
  • TLS/SSL core upgraded to OpenSSL 1.0.1p.
  • Supporting the RFC 4419 revision to Diffie-Hellman group exchange.
  • Workaround for Cerberus SFTP server incorrectly indicating end of directory listing.
  • SHA-256 hash of binaries provided in release notes.
  • Aligning Save button with Edit button on Login dialog.
  • Bug fix: Failure or timeout when Execute button on Console window was clicked while another command was executing already.
  • Bug fix: Switches do not work with aliases to scripting commands.
  • Bug fix: Failure when trying to manipulate files in nonexisting directory in "batch continue" scripting mode.
  • Bug fix: It was not possible to configure Timezone offset for SCP protocol.
  • Bug fix: When timezone difference is autodetected with legacy FTP server, timestamp precision is not taken into account when comparing timestamps (e.g. for synchronization).

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:

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


that's it!

To change the language go to
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
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

linuxamp 2008-07-14 23:34

I don't see why people want to use portable wrapper versions ( 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!


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


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.


rodger123 2012-11-09 14:54

works well on XP ,nice one.


bamanzi 2014-02-28 01:19

Why says the latest version is 5.5.1, but here 5.1.8?


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 ( and


Checker 2014-02-28 16:03

@ bamanzi: Thanks ... and updated ;)


smaragdus 2014-08-21 13:26

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


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