What is WinSCP?
WinSCP is an open source SFTP client and FTP client for Windows. Its main function is the secure file transfer (safe copying of files) between a local and a remote computer. Beyond this, WinSCP offers basic file manager functionality. It uses Secure Shell (SSH) and supports, in addition to Secure FTP, also legacy SCP protocol.Using WinSCP Portable Executable
WinSCP can be downloaded in form of standalone Portable executables.
You can use WinSCP executable as a portable application with its settings stored in an INI file and no installation required. This configuration is best for using WinSCP from removable media. If possible, you should complete a full installation of WinSCP
On startup the Portable executables look for INI file in the directory from which it was started. The INI file must have an .ini extension and the same name as the executable. If it does not find any, it tries to create one with default configuration2). This allows you to easily carry WinSCP with your configuration on removable media or USB drive.
You may also use INI file in different folder or with different name using /ini switch. Features
* Graphical user interface
* Translated into several languages
* Integration with Windows (drag&drop, URL, shortcut icons)
* U3 support
* All common operations with files
* Support for SFTP and SCP protocols over SSH-1 and SSH-2 and plain old FTP protocol
* Batch file scripting and command-line interface
* Directory synchronization in several semi or fully automatic ways
* Integrated text editor
* Support for SSH password, keyboard-interactive, public key and Kerberos (GSS) authentication
* Integrates with Pageant (PuTTY authentication agent) for full support of public key authentication with SSH
* Explorer and Commander interfaces
* Optionally stores session information
* Optionally supports portable operation using a configuration file in place of registry entries, suitable for operation from removable media