How To Install WinSCP Into Windows Operating Systems?


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.

WinSCP Download

We can download WinSCP from following link.

https://winscp.net/download

Portable WinSCP

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.

https://winscp.net/download/WinSCP-5.9.6-Portable.zip

Start Setup

Now we will start WinSCP installer by clicking downloaded installer. For this installation the executable file name is WinSCP-5.9.6.-Setup.exe .

Start Installer
Start Installer

We will 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 Setup Type
Select Setup Type

Select User Interface

This is an unnecessary configuration for the installation step. there is two GUI type. We can also change after installation.

Select User Interface
Select User Interface

Start Installation

In 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 Install button.

Start Installation
Start Installation

Installation Process

We will see the following screen during installation process.

Installation Process
Installation Process

Completion of Installation

We have completed the installation. After clicking Finish button WinSCP will automatically opened.

Completion of Installation
Completion of Installation

Start WinSCP

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 Close button.

Start WinSCP
Start WinSCP

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