WinSCP 5.13 - Direct Download Best Free SFTP and FTP client for Windows


WinSCP is an open source free SFTP client, FTP client, WebDAV client, S3 client and SCP client for Windows. Its main function is file transfer between a local and a remote computer. Beyond this, WinSCP offers scripting and basic file manager functionality.

WinSCP (Windows Secure Copy) is a free and open source client for SFTP, FTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3 and SCP for Microsoft Windows. Its main function is a secure transfer of files between a local and a remote computer. Beyond this, WinSCP offers basic file management and file synchronization functions. For secure transfers, use Secure Shell (SSH) and support the SCP protocol in addition to SFTP.

WinSCP is based on the implementation of the SSH protocol of PuTTY and the FTP protocol of FileZilla. It is also available as an add-on for the Altap Salamander file manager, and there is a third-party add-on for the FAR file manager.


  • All common operations with files
  • Support for Amazon S3, FTP, FTPS, SCP, SFTP or WebDAV
  • Directory synchronization in several semi or fully automatic ways
  • Binary and text transfer modes, transfer queue and background transfers
  • The graphical user interface with a choice of Windows Explorer-like or Norton Commander-like interfaces
  • Integrated text editor and support for external text editors
  • Integration with Windows, PuTTY and other applications
  • Scripting and task automation with batch file scripting, command-line interface, and .NET assembly
  • Optionally supports portable operation using a configuration file instead of registry entries, suitable for operation from removable media
  • A comprehensive WinSCP documentation and an active user forum are freely accessible at WinSCP site

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