WinSCP 5.1.8

Safe, open-source file transfers

WinSCP is an open-source, free SFTP, SCP, FTPS and FTP client for Windows. View full description


  • Ensures FTP transfers are secure
  • Supports session saving
  • 2 interface styles
  • Excellent security configuration
  • Pared-down style


  • Not as simple as other FTP clients
  • Takes a while to configure security settings


WinSCP is an open-source, free SFTP, SCP, FTPS and FTP client for Windows.

Extremely secure FTP client

The key to WinSCP is the fact that it supports both SFTP and SCP protocols over SSH-1 and SSH-2. Of course, it also supports normal FTP protocols too. It also features full SSH support and has entirely configurable security and encryption options. A particularly nice addition is the Session Saving option. If you want to save your session configuration, you can use the save button on the login dialog. In this way, you can make huge FTP file transfers and not worry about stopping and completing it later.

Tricky to use for beginners

For starters, be warned that WinSCP is not the easiest FTP client to use. Because of the extra security features, WinSCP can appear overwhelming at first, although it does feature two modes of graphical user interface. WinSCP also supports integration with Windows in terms of drag & dropping files, pasting URLs and shortcuts.

Complex but very secure

WinSCP isn't the most user-friendly FTP client out there, but it must be one of the most secure.


  • Bug fix: Translations were not included in setup
  • Bug fix: Versions of 3rd party components were not updated in translations

WinSCP is a free open source SFTP client and FTP client for Windows. Legacy SCP protocol is also supported.

Its main function is the safe copying of files between a local and a remote computer. Make sure your FTP transfers are secure with WinSCP.



WinSCP 5.1.8

User reviews about WinSCP

  • by Anonymous

    good and easy for use program.
    Good and easy for use freeware program. I Thumb Up! Can connect with TOR into Mi...   More