SFTP or SCP is a very popular protocol to transfer files between hosts in Linux world. Linux distributions provide a lot of tools to use SFTP or SCP operations. Windows side has a very good solution for SFTP or SCP. WinSCP is a very popular and featureful tool used to download upload files via SSH, SCP, SFTP, FTP, etc. In this tutorial, we will look at how to install WinSCP.
We can download WinSCP from following link.
If we have do not have rights to install WinSCP we can prefer the portable version of WinSCP. Just extract downloaded file and start WinSCP.
Now we will start WinSCP installer by clicking downloaded installer. For this installation the executable file name is
Accept the license and continue for installation.
Select Setup Type
There is two installation type.
Typical installation suits for the most situations.
Custom installation will provides modification of install modules.
Select User Interface
This is an unnecessary configuration for the installation step. there is two GUI type. We can also change after installation.
Start Installation step setup and installation configuration and preferences will be listed for general review. We can change this configuration by pressing
Back button or resume setup and start the installation click to the
We will see the following screen during installation process.
Completion of Installation
We have completed the installation. After clicking
Finish button WinSCP will automatically opened.
When the installation is complete we will click to the WinSCP desktop shortcut or Program Files menu in order to start WinSCP. For the first start we will see the following screen where new login or site can be added and saved for WinSCP. But alternatively we can skip this by clicking