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  • Windows 2000
  • Windows 2003
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows XP

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WinSCP has two interface types: one that resembles Windows Explorer and another that looks like Norton Commander. We personally liked the second one but for you the other may work better. Anyway, like many other applications of this type you can find all the menus and the toolbars on top of the program window. The very first icon links you to the Preferences window, from where most of the program features can be changed. The options menu also offers which of the interface components to be turned on or off.

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Basic Operations

Basically WinSCP is like two file explorers open next to each other. The command line and the status bar can be shown underneath too. To move files between the local and the remote PC you can drag-and-drop the files or folders, or copy-paste them. Last but not least we can say that the Compare Directories function comes very handy if you have folders with many files to compare between. If you right-click over a file or a folder, a slightly different context menu shows up based on if you are working with the home or the remote site.


WinSCP 5.7.2 has very positive sides. It is also available as a plug-in for other file managers. We tested most of the program functions and encountered no problems during our tests. Based on the fact that it is one of the most popular software applications in its category and has been rated very highly in many user rankings we can advise you to try it and see by yourself if it is the right tool for your needs.


  • Windows integration
  • Batch file scripting
  • Integrated text editor
  • Multilingual support


  • Requires advanced knowledge
Reviewed by: Ivo Rusev


Our security scan shows that WinSCP is clean from viruses. The current version of WinSCP has been scanned by our system, which contains 46 different anti-virus algorithms. That ensures that WinSCP 5.7.2 is 100% safe for your computer.

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