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WinSCP v5.13 Updated

billon on 19 Feb 2018

WinSCP is a feature-rich tabbed file transfer client with a variety of views including single-window, dual-pane, and tree view interfaces. The program supports standard FTP as well as secure connections using WebDav, SSH, SSL/TLS and legacy SCP. The program can search, perform directory synchronization between local and remote, change properties, and edit text/binary files.

Includes support for scripting, task automation, various authentication tools, 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: WinAll / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU 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? See:
Latest comments
Checker on 2014-02-28 16:03

@ bamanzi: Thanks ... and updated ;)

smaragdus on 2014-08-21 13:26

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

webfork on 2017-10-12 21:03

I've been a huge FileZilla fan since it came out back in 2001, but got a chance to test it today and WinSCP is amazing. I was able to resolve an issue with WebDAV via that program that no other program seemed capable of.

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FileZilla v3.31.0 Updated

billon on 23 Feb 2018
  • 22MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

FileZilla is a fast and reliable FTP client, including secure options SFTP and TLS. The program interface includes an easy-to-use tabbed window, drag-and-drop capability, bookmarks, remote and recursive file search, remote file editing and a managable upload/download queue. Internally, it supports connection throttling, keepalive, timeout detection, IPv6, SOCKS 4/5 and HTTP 1.1 proxy etc.

Alternatively, Filezilla Portable is pre-configured as portable and automatically adjusts paths, as well as X-Filezilla.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux. For Windows XP, an older and unsupported version is available.

System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. In the main folder, create a 2 new folders named cache and settings
  3. Open the Docs folder and edit the file fzdefaults.xml.example using a programmer's notepad such as Notepad2 or Notepad++
  4. Change the following strings:

    <Setting name="Config Location">$SOMEDIR/filezilla/</Setting>
    <Setting name="Config Location">settings</Setting>

    <Setting name="Cache directory">$USERPROFILE/Documents</Setting>
    <Setting name="Cache directory">cache</Setting>
  5. Save the modified file to the main folder as fzdefaults.xml
  6. Launch FileZilla.exe
Similar/alternative apps: WinSCP, TunnelierPortable
What's new? See:
Latest comments
giulia on 2017-05-26 17:08

is not stealth anymore editing fzdefaults.xml
check c:\Users\NAME\AppData\Local\FileZilla\
there are several png files inside the folder

smaragdus on 2017-05-27 06:44

See this forum comment-
"How to extract:" instructions should be redacted accordingly.

smaragdus on 2017-06-03 03:56

Thanks for updating "How to extract".

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CarotDAV v1.15.1 Updated

billon on 11 Jan 2018
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

CarotDAV is a simple client for many remote file storage services including AmazonCloudDrive, OneDrive, DropBox, GoogleDrive, Box, SugarSync and as well as WebDAV, FTP and IMAP. Supports various view settings including detail, small/large icons, drag-and-drop interface, file transfer progress window (with speed listings) and a variety of sorting and grouping options. Allows for multiple instances to connect to multiple different services, but doesn't yet support transfers between them.

Includes dynamic encryption and decryption, automatic file-splitting (e.g. OneDrive's 25 MB file size limit) and doesn't store passwords in plain text if a master password is set.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft dotNET 2.0+
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable Version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch CarotDAV.exe.
What's new? See Japanese changelog here.
Latest comments
wagner reatto on 2017-09-05 19:58

good app

BGM on 2017-12-14 01:16

Although the details above have the Japanese changelog, there *is* an English changelog:

BGM on 2017-12-14 01:18

Ah - sorry - that wasn't the changelog - just the English for the main page.

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DropUpLoad v1.80e

Checker on 5 Aug 2014

DropUpLoad is a small and robust utility that uploads files to your FTP server. It will deal with connection errors automatically and make sure the files are uploaded. Simply select an FTP server and drag-and-drop files to be upload, and DropUpLoad will do the rest for you.

Note: download link offline; linking to

System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DropUpLoad.exe.
Latest comments
Webfork on 2008-04-13 18:31

An excellent program for quickly and simply uploading data with a built-in zip feature. When working on mission critical work, you simply drag-and-drop to quickly save a zipped copy. The only option for Windows similar to the OS X "Transmit" dashboard apps.

Unfortunately lacks any security or advanced FTP functions.

polki on 2010-09-04 15:43

Downloaded and extracted: ok. But there is a GPL open source license but no source, neither on the website...
i am wrong or blind....???

webfork on 2010-09-05 19:48

Source code is present on website. Updating License.

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i.Ftp v2.21

webfork on 15 Oct 2016
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Mar 2010
  • Suggested by Robin Macharg

i.Ftp is a small FTP client that supports dual-pane local/remote views, SOCKS proxy, resumable FTP/HTTP download and abortable transfers. Supports secure connections in both FTP over SSH and SSL. Can resume and schedule web (http) downloads like a basic download manager.

Client available for Mac OS X.

Note: this program has not been updated in some time and may be subject to security vulnerabilities, including Heartbleed.

System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of drive-less absolute path (eg. \docs\personal\work.doc without the drive letter)
License: LGPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. Move contents of $INSTDIR to a directory of your choice
  3. Optionally, delete libssh.dll and libeay32.dll if you do not need to use secure FTP
  4. Launch iftp.exe
What's new? Changes:
  • Fixed the refresh button not honouring the current item filter.
  • Improved the filtering and listing of items to use hash tables instead of O(n) searching, which you won't notice on small folders but on 1000's of items it'll make a difference.
Latest comments
mozkill on 2010-01-20 17:34

i.FTP is indeed portable. it doesnt have the ability to see symbolic link directories on the remote server. it thinks they are files. its annoying that when you select port 22 that it doesnt auto-detect that its FTP over SSH. i cant use this piece of junk. FileZilla is way better.

Jon Wright on 2010-04-21 10:26

Very basic but you might want to add it to your collection. Filezilla can't handle certain public wifi setups whereas i.FPT can.

outskirter on 2012-11-18 19:32

I realize I'm pretty late with this comment, but I've discovered a couple of annoying bugs in version 2.21 (which I've reported to the author), and eliminated them by downgrading to 2.11. Otherwise this is a very nice FTP client; portable, nicely laid out, and easy on resources.

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