Recent Version History

This is a list of changes for each release of WinSCP. See also project history.

5.6 (not released yet)

2014-04-08

  • Prototype of WebDAV sessions. Thanks to Michael Lukashov. 160
  • Ongoing foreground transfer can be moved to background transfer queue.
  • Improved working with session URL:
    • When clipboard contains session URL, Paste command on a main window opens the session specified by the URL. When save extension is used, Save session as site dialog opens instead. 663
    • Added Paste Session URL command on Login dialog with Ctrl+V keyboard shortcut.
    • When session URL is typed into Host name box on Login dialog, it is parsed when the box loses keyboard focus.
    • New dialog for session URL generation. It also obsoletes previous File > File Names > Copy URL to Clipboard command.
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  • Improved display of files sizes in panels:
    • Displaying file sizes in panels always in KB’s by default. 1124
    • Applying file panel size format to Transferred indicator on queue list. 1124
    • Reverted to JEDEC size units (KB, MB, GB) instead of IEC units (KiB, MiB, GiB). 1123
  • Improved informing about updates:
    • Updates information dialog shows change list.
    • Pending updates information is optionally shown on startup.
    • Updates information balloon encourages to click it to display change list.
    • Toolbar button always checks for updates, instead of showing cached data, when available.
  • Change: When executing script file or script commands provided on command-line, default batch mode is abort and overwrite confirmations are turned off.
  • Support for long local paths. 821
  • Optionally opening new sessions in separate window by default. 1000
  • Command to auto-detect proxy for session settings. 1147
  • Hidden files are hidden by default.
  • When internal exception occurs, stack trace is included it into error message (and error report subsequently).
  • Replaced Symbolic link option when creating/editing list with Hard link option to avoid confusion when the option is disabled when hard links are not supported.
  • Not sizing message box buttons to width of the widest button.
  • With FTP protocol, transfer settings do not mention removing EOF mark, as this is not supported.
  • All top level windows (particularly when main window is not shown) have title icon, taskbar button and “WinSCP” suffix in title.
  • Separated hidden and filtered files indicator to separate status bar panels that can be clicked to show hidden files or modify filter respectively.
  • Site-specific transfer settings preset can be added from Login dialog.
  • Using continuous “Synchronizing” in Synchronize progress window title.
  • Automatically replacing forbidden slash in name of site imported from FileZilla. 1111
  • Updated hint for Paste command to indicate it can also paste path and session URL.
  • Command Server/Protocol Information modes to Session menu and session tab context menu.
  • Warning when trying to edit large files in an internal editor. 1120
  • After site import, selecting the first imported site in site tree on Login dialog.
  • Close buttons on progress windows cancel operation.
  • When collecting synchronization list for directory fails, allow skipping an error and continuing. 1132
  • Close session tab on middle mouse click. 1133
  • Using Yes/No buttons on “Cancel …” prompts instead of ambiguous OK/Cancel buttons.
  • Translating common Linux-PAM keyboard-interactive “Password:” prompt. 1135
  • Detect and report that session is closed unexpectedly instead of reporting XML log reading error in .NET assembly. 1137
  • Showing queue status information balloons also when application in minimized.
  • Information-only notification balloons distinguish main information.
  • Distinguishing new version information on notification balloon and encouraging to click to see what is new.
  • Session option Chokes on WinSCP’s SSH-2 ‘winadj’ requests made configurable. 1139
  • Warning when starting configured transfer settings or synchronization options in script are not factory defaults.
  • Improved drive list updating:
    • Preventing stale network drives from slowing or completely halting main window opening.
    • Bug fix: CD/DVD label was not shown on Windows Vista and newer.
    • Bug fix: CD/DVD label was not updated when media was changed.
  • Showing background transfer queue list toolbar by default
  • Widening default Explorer interface window to fit all background transfer queue list columns.
  • Removed useless trailing accelerator appendixes from toolbar button labels (typical for East Asian languages).
  • Updated in-application command-line help page with missing parameters and to match online help page.
  • Indicating when reading directory with SFTP protocol takes long because of resolving symbolic links. 1149
  • Setup explains that application restart is needed to replace Drag&drop shell extension. 1150
  • Using “<none>” instead of “<root>” on Save session as site dialog to indicate that site is not stored in folder.
  • Bug fix: Not printing “Reading remote directory” while opening session, when directory is not actually read (in scripting particularly).
  • Bug fix: Not including @ in logged masked URL when there is no username/password in the URL.
  • Bug fix: Session.SynchronizeDirectories could not be called via IDispatch. 1136
  • Bug fix: Potential failure when resolving folder attributes for local folder tree display.

5.5.3

2014-04-14

  • TLS/SSL core upgraded to OpenSSL 1.0.1g. It fixes CVE-2014-0160 vulnerability (Heartbleed bug) among other. 1151
  • Auto-recognition of RSA padding bug for ProFTPD. 1091
  • On Windows XP, Save As button replaced with Save when editing site.
  • Improvements for running under Wine:
    • Using Wine home (Z:\home\%USERNAME%\) as documents folder.
    • Hiding stub animation on Progress window on Wine.
    • Workaround for list view bug in Wine. Wine Bug 35945
  • Alternate delete on Shift-Click on Delete command in file context menu. 1154
  • Bug fix: Directory reading progress is not shown on taskbar button. 1148
  • Bug fix: Hint was popping up on file panel path label even when full path was visible whenever filter was active.
  • Bug fix: Site colors were lost on Login dialog after language change.
  • Bug fix: New site data were not reset after saving.
  • Bug fix: Server hostname is not verified against certificate common name (or subject alternative name). 1152
  • Bug fix: Help page was not defined for Panels > Local page of Preferences dialog.

5.5.2

2014-03-20

  • Cloning site without hostname when Enter key is pressed. 1115
  • Preventing “Message too long to send to external console” error. 1121
  • When listing local files during operation fails, including path into error message. 1131
  • NuGet package for .NET assembly. 1145
  • Bug fix: Prompt to import sites was not skipped during silent install. 1112
  • Bug fix: Transfer settings speed limit does not apply. 1114
  • Bug fix: Edited file is reloaded from active session, not from original session. 603
  • Bug fix: Caption of New Site node on Login dialog is not translated when language is changed.
  • Bug fix: Error on every even opening/editing of remote file while having New and updated files only option set as default. 1118
  • Bug fix: Incorrect Login dialog placement when application was closed on non-primary monitor above or to the left of primary monitor. 1119
  • Bug fix: In countries that changed timezone, file times before the change were set wrong for downloaded files. 1122
  • Bug fix: Incorrect handling of remote files ending with dot with FTP protocol. 1128
  • Bug fix: Speed limit of waiting background transfer shows incorrect value and cannot be changed. 1129
  • Bug fix: Selecting private key file with space in path yields error message when submitting Advanced Site Settings dialog. 1130
  • Bug fix: .NET assembly Session.FileTransferProgress is not included in COM event sink. 1134
  • Bug fix: When main window was restored from notification area while message box was displayed, main window could receive focus.
  • Bug fix: Notification balloons showing transfer configuration/error were showing ** markup.
  • Bug fix: When minimized, message boxes were popping up on foreground.
  • Bug fix: Main menu accelerators are not working. 1143
  • Bug fix: Scaled-down version of 32×32 icon was used in task bar notification area instead of 16×16 icon. 1144
  • Bug fix: Failure when ending Windows session when main window is minimized.
  • Bug fix: Occasional failure when run from Session 0. 1146
  • Bug fix: Timeout while trying to resume upload with FTP protocol. Thanks to Michael Lukashov.
  • Bug fix: With FTP protocol Set permissions transfer setting was incorrectly enabled for synchronization in Both mode.

5.5.1

2014-01-21

  • TLS/SSL core upgraded to OpenSSL 1.0.1f.
  • Showing delayed Progress window before any message box is displayed
  • Usability improvements to new Login dialog:
    • Consistently using Save caption for save button, even for new sites.
    • Using de-facto standard accelerator A for Save As command (also removes duplicity with Save command).
    • Explicit keyboard shortcut Alt+A for Save As command. 1006
    • When saving cloned site, offer folder and name (with unique suffix) of original site. 1105
    • Cloning to a new site when double-clicking site without host name specified. 1100
  • Selecting tab to the right after closing tab. 1102
  • When externally opening additional session in existing instance of WinSCP, bringing its window to front. 1098
  • Using same accelerator for Upload and Download commands
  • Default transfer setting preset can be duplicated.
  • Temporarily suspending countdown when moving mouse over message box with “timeout” button. 1107
  • Showing name of folder being calculated on Progress window before the calculation starts, not only after it has finished.
  • Widening default Progress column of background transfer queue list to fit “Connecting…” and “Calculating…” states.
  • Bug fix: Progress window is not shown for custom command launching long-lasting external process. 1101
  • Bug fix: Swapped local and remote Root directory command buttons. 1097
  • Bug fix: Drag&Drop menu on local panel loses focus when a change is detected in local drive. 1103
  • Bug fix: Duplicate accelerator between Edit and Download and Delete commands 1104 and Download and Delete.
  • Bug fix: Repeated attempt to immediately start “Keeping remote directory up to date” when prompt to perform prior full synchronization is canceled with /keepuptodate /defaults.
  • Bug fix: Preferred main window size is lost after command-line operation.
  • Bug fix: Invalid decoding of session URL with sequence of encoded characters that includes + or % encoded character on second or later place in the sequence. 1108
  • Bug fix: Background transfer queue progress was shown on main window title, when a dialog box was opened on top of it.
  • Bug fix: Some hint labels did not fit their caption, particularly with long translations.
  • Bug fix: Compare directory criterions do not save. 1110

Users upgrading from WinSCP 5.1.8 can read more at WinSCP 5.5 - What's New?.

5.5

2013-12-19

  • Distinguishing main question/information of even more messages.
  • Detecting symbolic link loops when finding files. 1093
  • Remembering Synchronized browsing state with site only when Remember last used directory is enabled. 963
  • New installer icon.
  • Visualizing instant operations (such as copying data to clipboard or creating a desktop shortcut) with hourglass mouse cursor.
  • Showing full path to an INI file on Preferences dialog.
  • Not allowing to switch from /ini=nul configuration storage to avoid data loss.
  • Improved display of lists on Server and protocol information dialog.
  • Bug fix: During reconnect user was prompted with password even when password was remembered already.
  • Bug fix: Option to remember password for session was not working for authentication of background transfers and separate shell sessions.
  • Bug fix: Removing BOM on text mode FTP uploads was unconditional. 1096

Users upgrading from WinSCP 5.1.8 can read more at WinSCP 5.5 - What's New?.

5.2.7 RC

2013-11-26

  • Support for proprietary SFTP extension statvfs@openssh.com to check disk space usage.
  • Not requiring Windows nor Windows Explorer restart when new version uses the same or older version of Drag&Drop shell extension than existing one.
  • It’s possible to Login/Open a site in PuTTY in a new window without closing Login dialog. 1086
  • Using theme instruction font for message texts.
  • Listing new/empty site folders on Save session as site dialog. 1089
  • Increasing number of items shown in drop down lists of some combo boxes.
  • Consistently logging modification time and size of every transferred file.
  • System error message is shown when changing local working directory fails in scripting. 1087
  • Added host name to some connection related error messages.
  • Canceling site editing when the site is dragged.
  • Allowing Enter and Esc keys on site list of folder/workspace view on Login dialog.
  • Improved error messages related to drag&drop shell extension.
  • Bug fix: Failure when closing Windows session.
  • Bug fix: Environment variables were not expanded in site hostname and username in rare cases.
  • Bug fix: It was not possible to skip error listing local directory during operation. 1090
  • Bug fix: Some messages containing & were shown incomplete.
  • Bug fix: FTPS upload over proxy truncates files. 1092
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5.2.6 beta

2013-11-14

  • Improved registration for URL protocols:
    • WinSCP registers itself with Default Programs control panel for protocol URLS sftp://, scp://, ftp:// and ftps:// on Windows Vista and newer. 50
    • WinSCP handles application specific protocol URLs winscp-sftp://, winscp-scp://, winscp-ftp:// and winscp-ftps://.
    • It is possible to remove protocol registration from Preferences.
    • It is possible to open Default Programs control panel for WinSCP from Preferences.
    • When registering machine-wide, current-user-specific registration that would shadow it is removed.
  • New icons for Move to and Duplicate commands and dialogs.
  • Keyboard shortcut to open site in PuTTY on Login dialog. 1079
  • When saving session opened from SFTP/SCP URL with host key fingerprint, the host key is saved to cache.
  • Improved distinguishing main question of master-password related message boxes.
  • Removed icon from Quit command in menus.
  • Not adding UTF-8 BOM to files edited in an Internal editor. 1081
  • For FTP sessions over implicit TLS/SSL, Copy URL to Clipboard command uses ftps:// protocol.
  • Support FTP servers that require TLS/SSL handshake on transfer connection before responding 1yz to STOR/APPE. 1084
  • Bug fix: Failure when connecting through SSH tunnel. 1076
  • Bug fix: Failure on start when any site has proxy or tunnel password protected with master password. 1077
  • Bug fix: Failure when disconnecting a session.
  • Bug fix: Failure during some operations in FTP over TLS/SSL session. 1078
  • Bug fix: When saving site from SFTP/SCP URL, the saved site was not pre-selected on the Login dialog, unless the URL contained host key fingerprint.
  • Bug fix: Failure when selecting SSH private key. 1080
  • Bug fix: Time-based SSH key re-exchange does not work. 1082
  • Bug fix: Passwords are lost when any raw session settings is specified in scripting or command-line. 1083

5.2.5 beta

2013-10-24

  • Distinguishing main question of a message box. 46
  • Session can be opened in PuTTY from Login dialog. 190
  • Improved working with session colors:
    • Better standard color set (16 less saturated colors).
    • Remembering recently used custom colors.
    • Drop down color selector on Advanced site settings dialog.
    • Custom colors can be modified on standard Color dialog.
    • Option Default (color) renamed to No Color.
    • Bug fix: Color of a directory tree border was not updated in some cases.
  • Change: Using UTF-8 for strings (such as file names) with SFTP protocol by default even for version 3 and lower. 1072
  • Offering to upload edited/opened file using another session to the same site, if original session was closed. 1042
  • Support for FTP servers with Windows-like paths. 1074
  • Option to create a site desktop shortcut on Save Session as Site dialog.
  • Verifying TLS/SSL certificates against system Trusted Root Certification Authorities. 1063
  • Command to clone site settings to a new site. 1069
  • Automatically saving opened workspace. 1029
  • Not showing Progress window for operations shorter than 200ms.
  • Change: Removing BOM/EOF marks on text mode uploads is configurable and disabled by default. 842
  • Showing total progress for non-recursive transfers even when Calculate total size transfer settings is turned off. 1040
  • Support for Diffie-Hellman group exchange with SHA-256. 1067
  • SSH core upgraded to PuTTY 0.63 and further to the latest development snapshot (2013-10-09, r10049). It brings following changes:
    • SSH_MSG_UNIMPLEMENTED in response to SSH_MSG_KEXINIT is ignored. kexinit-unimplemented
    • Support for HMAC-SHA-256 as an SSH-2 MAC algorithm (hmac-sha2-256).
    • Bug fix: If the host key isn’t saved, rekeys cause another warning. hostkey-rekey
    • Many other small bug fixes.
  • New Site icon on Login dialog and Session tabs.
  • New Open Directory/Location profiles dialog icons.
  • Command to delete all completed queue items.
  • Improvements to session URL syntax:
    • Support for SSH host key fingerprint specification in session URL using connection parameter fingerprint defined by draft-ietf-secsh-scp-sftp-ssh-uri. 93
    • URL session parameter save to initiate site saving.
    • Change: Symbol ; has special meaning in session URL (due to the above changes) and has to be URL-encoded when used as a literal.
    • Change: UTF-8 encoded characters in session URL are supported. 1062
  • Detecting Drag&drop shell extension on 64-bit systems. 20
  • Logging warning when system option Automatically adjust clock for Daylight Saving Time is disabled.
  • Bringing an application into foreground, when opening session from commandline and/or from jump link in existing WinSCP instance.
  • More command and dialog icons.
  • Showing window and application name on Internal editor window caption.
  • Improved layout of message boxes.
  • Showing tree lines on site tree on Login dialog.
  • Tolerating invalid local file timestamps. 1064
  • Pattern !U in Custom command and PuTTY path works even with password entered only during authentication.
  • Do not include information about inability to test, if server IP address is routable, into error messages.
  • Warning that editing is in progress when double-clicking edited site on Login dialog.
  • Drop down menu is never narrower than its button.
  • Not allowing operations on focused-only file, when focus is not visible (application does not have focus). 1050
  • Bug fix: Failure to run WinSCP or open session with .NET assembly after frequent scheduled use. 996
  • Bug fix: Up to one second delay for transfer of every file with FTP over TLS/SSL. 1058
  • Bug fix: Rare incorrect conversion of line endings. 1059
  • Bug fix: Timestamps of local files are not shifted when DST starts/finishes on Windows 2008 R2. 1060
  • Bug fix: Failure when validating/executing custom command ending with ! pattern.
  • Bug fix: File name was not shown on Progress window when deleting local files.
  • Bug fix: Stray folders on initially inactive page of Location profiles dialog. 1094
  • Bug fix: Failure when excessive session timeout or keepalive interval is configured. 1065
  • Bug fix: Incorrect Login dialog placement when application was closed on non-primary monitor. 1066
  • Bug fix: When saving new site with the same generated name as an existing saved site, an overwrite configuration was not requested.
  • Bug fix: Error when downloading empty file/directory using FTPS via proxy. 1068
  • Bug fix: Wrong icon for Enable Queue Processing command.
  • Bug fix: Suspend All and Resume all queue commands were not working unless any queue item had focus.
  • Bug fix: It was not possible to drag a site to a root folder on Login dialog.
  • Bug fix: Wrong check for presence of GSSAPI/SSPI on Advanced Site Settings dialog.
  • Bug fix: When remote directory was not opened using directory tree, a node of the opened directory was not expanded.
  • Bug fix: Local custom commands working with both local and remote files were disabled when file in passive panel was focused only (not selected). 1071
  • Bug fix: Size of externally removed local selected files is detracted twice from total file size of selected files shown on status bar. 1073
  • Bug fix: When some of master-password protected passwords became undecryptable, Sites and Workspaces menus could not be opened.

5.2.4 beta

2013-09-16

  • Improved and fixes for large font/high DPI environments:
    • Windows and panel size configuration (including default configuration) scales with DPI.
    • Using native “Segoe UI” dialog font in Windows Vista and later.
    • Changing Internal editor and Console window font to “Lucida Console” (Windows 7 and older) or “Consolas” (Windows 8 and newer).
    • Using icon font for file panels/lists, directory trees, path labels, status bars, message boxes and other controls throughout the application.
    • Saving preferred editor font in points, rather than pixels.
    • File panels respond to changes of system icon font.
    • Using native scaling even for scales above 120%/125 DPI.
    • Using Windows native scalable mouse cursors for splitters.
    • Bug fix: Path labels on Commander interface were using different font than the rest of the window.
    • Bug fix: Status bars on some windows did not resize for large fonts.
    • Bug fix: Some images were not centered.
    • Bug fix: Many dialogs were incorrectly resized for large fonts.
  • Redesigning message boxes after Windows task dialogs.
  • Reusing TLS/SSL session ID is configurable.
  • Upgraded private key tools (PuTTYgen and Pageant) to 0.63. 1039
  • Not allowing operations on focused-only file, when focus is not visible (panel does not have focus). 1050
  • Aligning file information on Overwrite confirmation dialog. 1049
  • Improved placement and effects of drop down menus.
  • Showing Proxy settings box on Advanced Site Settings dialog for SFTP/SCP protocols only.
  • Empty queue notification can be clicked to restore/activate application, respective session and transfer queue list
  • Showing file name in error message when deleting of auxiliary local files fails.
  • Configuration is saved after submitting Preferences dialog (this among other warns user when configuration storage is not writable). 667
  • Opening update information, when clicking update notification balloon. 1047
  • Widening default Changed columns width to accommodate AM/PM suffixes.
  • Hiding Group column by default also in Explorer interface.
  • Not asking for exit confirmation when Windows session is closing.
  • Reporting connection errors on FTP transfer failure.
  • Do not include confusing FTP server’s intermediate and success responses into error messages.
  • Ctrl+Space shortcut for toggling selection of focused file works in Commander-style selection mode.
  • Message box width is limited.
  • Widened some forms and controls to make space for translation into languages with longer words, such as German.
  • Reduced chance of collision in .NET assembly session instance name in multi-threaded applications. 1055
  • Allowing button selection using Left/Right keys on message boxes with drop down menus. 1054
  • Bug fix: Back-propagated SSH security and memory-leak fixes from PuTTY 0.63. 1039 vuln-modmul vuln-bignum-division-by-zero private-key-not-wiped
  • Bug fix: Failure when opening the first session with Automatically open new session in PuTTY enabled. 1037
  • Bug fix: Login dialog got corrupted when changing language on systems with Windows XP style font scaling enabled. Worked-around by disabling runtime language change on such systems. 1038
  • Bug fix: Dialog boxes were incorrectly considered as submitted when Windows session was closing, causing failures or validation errors, preventing the Windows session from actually closing.
  • Bug fix: On failure to overwrite local file (e.g. due to permissions), error “The system cannot find the file specified” was shown instead of the actual cause.
  • Bug fix: Console input/output was not using UTF-8 encoding on Windows 8.
  • Bug fix: Connection gets aborted when TLS/SSL certificate uses ASN.1 GeneralizedTime format. 1044
  • Bug fix: Connection gets aborted without any feedback when TLS/SSL certificate cannot be decoded.
  • Bug fix: Failure when send buffer of FTP connection is temporarily full.
  • Bug fix: External changes to local directory are sometimes not shown on the local panel.
  • Bug fix: WinSCP child process was not terminated when process using WinSCP .NET assembly crashed. 1045
  • Bug fix: Edit toolbar buttons were not disabled when only directories were selected.
  • Bug fix: When changing configuration storage failed (such as when an INI file could not be removed), storage state on Preferences dialog is not rolled back and some of the other changes to preferences were lost.
  • Bug fix: For various errors when cleaning up application configuration, a resource number was shown instead of an actual error message.
  • Bug fix: Failure while (or after) creating directory during synchronized browsing. 1046
  • Bug fix: Context menu was popping up after new session was opened when New Session tab was right-clicked.
  • Bug fix: Notification about empty transfer queue was not shown.
  • Bug fix: Wrong detection of Windows Server 2008 R2 for purposes of timestamp conversion in respect to DST.
  • Bug fix: Directory listing was included in transfer error messages with FTP protocol.
  • Bug fix: Directory masks in autoselection rule of transfer settings preset were not working.
  • Bug fix: “Never show again” checkbox on information only messages boxes was wrongly labeled “Never ask again”.
  • Bug fix: Failure when manipulating location profiles folders. 1052
  • Bug fix: Allow SCP fallback session option was not preserved. 1053
  • Bug fix: Hostname and Username masks in autoselection rule of transfer settings preset were not working.

5.2.3 beta

2013-08-12

  • Convenience and robustness improvements for working with master password: 1023
    • Avoiding repetitive master password prompts, when editing site.
    • Detect and warn when trying to set/clear master password while another instance of WinSCP is running.
    • Saving configuration, including master password, immediately after setting/clearing one.
    • Not prompting for master password for read-only site view.
    • Hiding an actual password length from read-only site view.
    • When setting/changing/clearing master password, collecting errors while recrypting passwords individually, not to abort whole process on a single error.
    • Gracefully handling stray encrypted passwords, when master password is actually not enabled or different.
    • Feedback and repeated prompt on incorrectly entered master password in scripting mode.
  • Synchronization preview in scripting. 885
  • Showing number of active and pending transfers on queue label. 1031
  • Configurable minimal and maximal supported TLS/SSL version.
  • Information about TLS/SSL version and cipher used in available on Server and protocol information dialog and main window status bar.
  • Ctrl+W shortcut for closing tab (session). 1035
  • Bug fix: Local directory box was missing on Advanced Site Settings dialog.
  • Bug fix: Redundant reading of directory contents before file download when MLSD is in use. 1021
  • Bug fix: Incorrect encryption of passwords protected with master password, potentially leading to loss of stored passwords. 1022
  • Bug fix: When adding password to existing site, new password can possibly be unprotected with master password.
  • Bug fix: Failure when starting with default session settings having a password set protected with master password.
  • Bug fix: Not allowing search path to exceed system limit of 2048 characters. 1025
  • Bug fix: Pending queued transfers were omitted from queue status display on taskbar button. 1030
  • Bug fix: No error is displayed and session is not immediately closed when detecting variable containing command return code fails with SCP protocol. 1032
  • Bug fix: Failure when using context menu of disconnected session tab. 1033
  • Bug fix: Failure when right-clicking empty area on site tree. 1036

5.2.2 beta

2013-07-18

  • Simplified Login dialog:
    • Both site tree and basic session controls are visible at the same time.
    • Login dialog is resizable. 378
    • Modal editing of sites.
    • Advanced session controls moved to a separate dialog Advanced Site Settings dialog.
    • Context menu for site tree.
    • Site name and path are specified separately when saving site.
    • Separate entry for New Site in site tree.
    • Global settings such as Interface and Logging removed from Login dialog.
    • Language selection moved from Languages button of Login dialog to Languages page of Preferences dialog.
    • Display of sessions in workspace.
    • SSH Private key file box moved to SSH tab of Advanced Site Settings dialog.
  • Performance improvement. 1141
  • Custom command pattern !`command` that expands to output of local command.
  • Subset of custom command patterns can be used in PuTTY path, including !/, !@, !U, !P, !?prompt?! and !`command`. This among other allows opening PuTTY in the same directory as current WinSCP working directory 326; or using different SSH client, such as KiTTY 966.
  • Buttons that open drop down menu are marked with an arrow.
  • New icons for Console, Find and Synchronization Checklist windows.
  • Session settings can be exported also to KiTTY, when opening session in PuTTY/KiTTY.
  • Configurable registry key for exporting sessions to PuTTY(-like) clients. 1006
  • Suppressing critical error popups. 1007
  • New shell icons for site, site folder and workspace.
  • Relevant help is available for more error messages.
  • Renamed Login and Preferences dialogs’ “tabs” to “pages”.
  • Help border button is available on message boxes.
  • Prompt answers Yes to All/No to All moved closer to the primary Yes/No answers.
  • Internal error message boxes feature Report button to directly report the error on support forum.
  • Allowing filtering subdirectories. 1018
  • Event Session.FileTransferProgress is always raised when file transfer completes.
  • Bug fix: Remote panel state is lost after closing Console window. 1004
  • Bug fix: Failure when reading file into internal editor. 1005
  • Bug fix: Fragments in Help links were not working.
  • Bug fix: Failure when disposing Session of .NET assembly. 1008
  • Bug fix: Failure when pressing Shift key in console prompt with winscp.com. 1009
  • Bug fix: Constant CPU usage when queue is empty. 1013
  • Bug fix: Missing labels for some answers in scripting (such as Yes to All/No to All on overwrite confirmation prompt).
  • Bug fix: Option Support for listing if hidden files is not working. 1015
  • Bug fix: Cannot open context menu on another list or tree entry or different view location, while another context menu of the same view is already opened.
  • Bug fix: Back-propagated SSH security fix from PuTTY 0.63. 1017 vuln-signature-stringlen
  • Bug fix: Mismatched warnings about accepting any SSH host key and TLS/SSL certificate respectively.
  • Bug fix: Timeout prompt sometime never dismisses, even when host finally replies, with SFTP/SCP protocol.

5.2.1 beta

2013-05-08

  • Not showing disconnect error message before reconnecting inactive session to upload edited file.
  • Renamed WinSCP .NET assembly to winscpnet.dll to avoid conflicts with winscp.exe. 945
  • Command Clear caches clears also cache of separate shell session.
  • Change: Not trying to kill WinSCP process from .NET assembly Session finalizer.
  • Calculating hot track color of path label to be in contrast with background. 992
  • Simplifying overwrite confirmation prompt: 993
    • Grouping advanced commands to drop down menu under button with related common command.
    • Added thousands separators to sizes.
  • Offering to remember password for duration of session on password prompt (when settings Remember password for duration of session is turned off). 610
  • File sizes on Synchronization Checklist and Find dialogs are optionally shown using short format. Use Show files sizes in short format checkbox in the Panels page on the Preferences dialog to control this feature.
  • Changing default tabulator size to 8.
  • Swapped order of Use MLSD command for directory listing and Support for listing of hidden files FTP session options. Also disabling the latter unless the first is set to Off.
  • Not allowing Timezone offset session setting with FTP protocol, while MLSD listing command is used.
  • Not opening session from jumplist in existing instance, if it is showing error.
  • Logging parsed directory listing on Normal logging level (previously on Debug 1 level).
  • Moved option to remember session password from Background to Security page of Preferences dialog.
  • Cached SSH host keys are imported by default.
  • Bug fix: It was not possible to pass sequence of consecutive delimiters when skipping to the next “word” in path input boxes.
  • Bug fix: Opened/Closed folder icons on Location profile dialog were swapped.
  • Bug fix: Build script was not working on 64-bit.
  • Bug fix: Build script was calling non-existing target clean.
  • Bug fix: Taskbar button does not flash, when message pops up, while WinSCP is on background. 988
  • Bug fix: Custom command pattern !/ had incorrect value when executed on existing separate shell session just after directory change. 989
  • Bug fix: Wrong background of path labels with disabled themes. 990
  • Bug fix: Cannot import FileZilla sites in folders. 994
  • Bug fix: FileZilla site logon type is not imported. 995
  • Bug fix: Installer was asking for name of program menu folder, although no folder is created anymore.
  • Bug fix: Failure when reconnecting session with automatic remote panel refresh enabled. 997
  • Bug fix: Failure when using mouse wheel with mouse cursor outside of WinSCP window. 998
  • Bug fix: Failure when canceling FTP password prompt.
  • Bug fix: When Change stored password to this one option is checked on password prompt, password is not updated for current session.
  • Bug fix: Mouse range selection does not start from focused file after directory reload. 999
  • Bug fix: IP address range 172.16-172.31 was not detected as unroutable for FTP passive mode. 1001
  • Bug fix: Opening session in PuTTY does not work. 1002

5.2 beta

2013-04-07

  • New toolbar icons and 16×16 icon. 290
  • Workspace can be saved. 776
  • Using term Site instead of Stored session.
  • Sites import from Filezilla. 61
  • When upgrading, setup offers to restart Windows Explorer (or other applications), when drag&drop shell extension needs to be updated. 686
  • While installing, setup offers sites import from PuTTY or Filezilla.
  • Command to Import/restore configuration from INI file.
  • On first edit, offers configuration of user’s custom text editor as default editor.
  • Simplified Transfer options dialog:
    • The dialog is shown only on the first transfer, when using drag&drop, unless user explicitly opts to show it the next time.
    • Moved the New and updated files only option to Transfer settings.
    • Moved the Do not show this dialog box again checkbox below buttons.
    • Hiding Transfer each file individually when not applicable.
    • Icon to distinguish Copy/Move operation.
    • Do not show this dialog box again implies saving transfer settings
  • Improved working with transfer settings and presets:
    • Not showing default Text mode file mask in Transfer settings box.
    • Showing even default Binary Transfer type in Transfer settings box.
    • Removed “Exclude temporaries” transfer settings preset.
    • Added “Newer and updates files only” transfer settings preset.
    • Reorganized Transfer settings drop down menu, including new Presets header.
    • Hiding unusable presets from Transfer settings drop down menu.
    • Merged configuration of default transfer settings and transfer settings presets.
  • Improved user interface:
    • Using “Download” and “Upload” commands to distinguish copying to local and remote directories respectively.
    • Using “Download and Delete” and “Upload and Delete” commands instead of “Move” to distinguish moving files to local and remote directories respectively.
    • Optionally keeping completed transfers in queue list for configurable period of time. 584
    • Replaced file operation toolbar, bottom hot key bar and upload/download toolbar with specialized local and remote file toolbars to allow manipulating local/remote files using mouse, without need to change panel focus (Commander interface only).
    • Improved incremental search for sites on Login dialog: 984
      • Text is searched anywhere in the site name, not only at the beginning.
      • Next/previous matching sites can be searched for.
      • Search text is shown below site list.
    • Displaying queue status on taskbar button. 151
    • Replaced Selection toolbar with specialized local and remote Selection toolbars (Commander interface only).
    • Added label to the most important toolbar buttons. They can be optionally hidden including already existing labels like Command-line label (Commander interface), Address label (Explorer interface) and New session tab label.
    • Moved Commands toolbar of Commander interface first.
    • Find files command moved from Commands toolbar to Remote Navigation toolbar and is now available regardless of focused panel.
    • Renamed Add to Bookmarks command to Add Path to Bookmarks.
    • Removed Close toolbar button from Editor and Log windows.
    • Session menu and toolbar reorganized.
    • Increased height of path labels (Commander interface only).
    • Single-file queue transfers occupy only single line in background transfer queue list.
    • Increased height of background transfer queue list row.
    • User interface icons are shown also in Setup.
    • Turned off automatic stretching of Transfer settings toolbar.
    • Column Attr is hidden by default on local panel.
    • Default (installation) width of the Commander interface is larger, if the screen resolution allows it.
    • Added Download and Download and Delete buttons on Commands toolbar of Explorer interface.
    • Moved Panels node on Preferences dialog to the top-level to reduce nesting.
    • Horizontal line above file background transfer queue list splitter to highlight its presence.
    • Disabling whole Once Empty submenu, when queue is empty.
    • Using own context menu for local files (similar to existing context menu for remote files) by default. 163
    • First column in Editor list in preferences is editor name.
    • Icons are no longer dimmed with Office XP theme.
    • Tab with disconnected session is greyed.
    • Removed SSH Protocol version from Site tooltip.
    • When file cannot be loaded using selected encoding in Internal editor, error is shown. On error loading default encoding, attempts to load using another encoding. 971
    • On main window views without focus respond to mouse wheel. 846
  • Whole site folder can be opened at once. 424
  • Change: Session from commandline and/or from jump list is opened by default using existing WinSCP instance. 769
  • Transfer resume support can be controlled in scripting (-resumesupport switch of file transfer commands) and .NET assembly (TransferOptions.ResumeSupport property). 834
  • Transfer progress feedback using Session.FileTransferProgress event. 818
  • For special cases, it is possible to accept any SSH host key or any TLS/SSL certificate (with warning) using -hostkey=* in scripting and SessionOptions.GiveUpSecurityAndAcceptAnySshHostKey or SessionOptions.GiveUpSecurityAndAcceptAnySshHostKey in .NET assembly. 815
  • Site Manager command. 855
  • Writing INI file to user’s profile, if program path is not writable. 817
  • Any mouse or keyboard input cancels or resets reconnect countdown.
  • Increased default reconnect interval for idle sessions to 9 seconds.
  • Additional F5 shortcut to reload file in internal editor. 986
  • Reconnect interval for idle sessions can be configured independently.
  • Only shortcut to WinSCP itself is created in Start menu. 616
  • In Commander interface, the keyboard shortcuts F3 and F5 can optionally have the same meaning as in Windows Explorer (Find File and Refresh).
  • Changing session port number on Login dialog to well know port, updates protocol automatically.
  • Reporting an error when reading of local directory fails during operation. 952
  • Retrospectively logging previous script records when session is starting.
  • When SFTP connection is rejected, knock FTP port. If open suggest using FTP protocol.
  • Desktop shortcut to open site folder can be created.
  • Dropped support for Windows 2000. Minimal supported version is Windows XP.
  • Using GiB scale for large file sizes. 913
  • Option to reconnect disconnected non-active session, when saving file opened from that session. 917
  • Use of MLSD FTP command is configurable. 927
  • Printing transfer progress for small files in bytes in scripting. 964
  • Before opening session using command-line parameter in scripting, warning is printed, that this is deprecated function.
  • Allowing host key import for SSH protocols only.
  • Export to INI file moved from Preferences to Login dialog.
  • Added larger values to initial offer of speed limits. 987
  • New !P pattern to include process ID into session log path.
  • Logging file timestamps when transferring using SFTP protocol.
  • Workaround for FTP servers that do not acknowledge file transfer. 976
  • Bug fix: Scripting command synchronize sometimes did not announce that there is nothing to synchronize.
  • Bug fix: First Authenticate log entry was trimmed temporarily.
  • Bug fix: Separators on toolbars were showing “E” hint.
  • Bug fix: Incorrect file icon overlay positioning.
  • Bug fix: Not drawing own shortcut overlay over shortcut icons.
  • Bug fix: Records on Authentication window were temporarily truncated.
  • Bug fix: Selection on file panel was not visually updated when panel received/lost focus.
  • Bug fix: Panel path label was not deactivated when focus moved from directory tree to file transfer queue.
  • Bug fix: Download command was not highlighted as default in remote directory context menu when Operation to perform on double-click was set to Copy.
  • Bug fix: Text mode transfers should not be resumed FTP protocol. 965
  • Bug fix: No error is shown in Internal editor, when file cannot be loaded using selected encoding. 971
  • Bug fix: Failure when disposing Session of .NET assembly in process running with restricted privileges.
  • Bug fix: open command record in logs with masked-out password did not contain the command name.
  • Bug fix: Pointless attempt to update source file timestamp, when uploading with FTP protocol.
  • Bug fix: Preserve timestamp checkbox was not available for uploads with FTP protocol.
  • Bug fix: Failure when server does not acknowledge file upload with FTP protocol. 982
  • Bug fix: Failure when creating local directory. 983
  • Bug fix: When user cancels connection, authentication window is not closed.

5.1.8

2013-12-04

  • Back-propagated some improvements and fixes from 5.2.4 beta - 5.2.7 RC releases:
    • Logging warning when system option Automatically adjust clock for Daylight Saving Time is disabled.
    • Reduced chance of collision in .NET assembly session instance name in multi-threaded applications. 1055
    • Bug fix: Console input/output was not using UTF-8 encoding on Windows 8.
    • Bug fix: Connection gets aborted when TLS/SSL certificate uses ASN.1 GeneralizedTime format. 1044
    • Bug fix: Connection gets aborted without any feedback when TLS/SSL certificate cannot be decoded.
    • Bug fix: Failure when send buffer of FTP connection is temporarily full.
    • Bug fix: External changes to local directory are sometimes not shown on the local panel.
    • Bug fix: WinSCP child process was not terminated when process using WinSCP .NET assembly crashed. 1045
    • Bug fix: For various errors when cleaning up application configuration, a resource number was shown instead of an actual error message.
    • Bug fix: Directory listing was included in transfer error messages with FTP protocol.
    • Bug fix: Failure while (or after) creating directory during synchronized browsing. 1046
    • Bug fix: Directory masks in autoselection rule of transfer settings preset were not working.
    • Bug fix: Failure when manipulating location profiles folders. 1052
    • Bug fix: Up to one second delay for transfer of every file with FTP over TLS/SSL. 1058
    • Bug fix: Rare incorrect conversion of line endings. 1059
    • Bug fix: Timestamps of local files are not shifted when DST starts/finishes on Windows 2008 R2. 1060
    • Bug fix: File name was not shown on Progress window when deleting local files.
    • Bug fix: Error when downloading empty file/directory using FTPS via proxy. 1068
    • Bug fix: Suspend All and Resume all queue commands were not working unless any queue item had focus.
    • Bug fix: Color of a directory tree border was not updated in some cases.
    • Bug fix: Size of externally removed local selected files is detracted twice from total file size of selected files shown on status bar. 1073
    • Bug fix: Failure when disconnecting a session.
    • Bug fix: FTPS upload over proxy truncates files. 1092

5.1.7 (hotfix)

2013-08-14

  • Back-propagated some improvements and fixes from 5.2.3 beta and 5.2.4 beta releases:
    • Upgraded private key tools (PuTTYgen and Pageant) to 0.63. 1039
    • Bug fix: Back-propagated SSH security and memory-leak fixes from PuTTY 0.63. 1039 vuln-modmul vuln-bignum-division-by-zero private-key-not-wiped
    • Bug fix: Not allowing search path to exceed system limit of 2048 characters. 1025
    • Bug fix: No error is displayed and session is not immediately closed when detecting variable containing command return code fails with SCP protocol. 1032
    • Bug fix: On failure to overwrite local file (e.g. due to permissions), error “The system cannot find the file specified” was shown instead of the actual cause.

5.1.6 (hotfix)

2013-07-29

  • Back-propagated some improvements and fixes from 5.2.2 beta and 5.2.3 beta releases:
    • Help border button is available on message boxes.
    • Suppressing critical error popups when creating jumplist. 1007
    • Saving configuration, including master password, immediately after setting/clearing one. 1023
    • Bug fix: Fragments in Help links were not working.
    • Bug fix: Failure when pressing Shift key in console prompt with winscp.com. 1009
    • Bug fix: Cannot open context menu on another list or tree entry or different view location, while another context menu of the same view is already opened.
    • Bug fix: Back-propagated SSH security fix from PuTTY 0.63. 1017 vuln-signature-stringlen
    • Bug fix: Timeout prompt sometime never dismisses, even when host finally replies, with SFTP/SCP protocol.
    • Bug fix: Redundant reading of directory contents before file download when MLSD is in use. 1021
    • Bug fix: Failure when starting with default session settings having a password set protected with master password.

5.1.5 (hotfix)

2013-05-19

  • Back-propagated some improvements and fixes from 5.2 beta and 5.2.1 beta releases:
    • New !P pattern to include process ID into session log path.
    • Logging file timestamps when transferring using SFTP protocol.
    • Workaround for FTP servers that do not acknowledge file transfer. 976
    • Logging parsed directory listing on Normal logging level (previously on Debug 1 level).
    • Bug fix: Failure when disposing Session of .NET assembly in process running with restricted privileges.
    • Bug fix: open command record in logs with masked-out password did not contain the command name.
    • Bug fix: Pointless attempt to update source file timestamp, when uploading with FTP protocol.
    • Bug fix: Preserve timestamp checkbox was not available for uploads with FTP protocol.
    • Bug fix: Failure when server does not acknowledge file upload with FTP protocol. 982
    • Bug fix: Failure when creating local directory. 983
    • Bug fix: When user cancels connection, authentication window is not closed.
    • Bug fix: Build script was not working on 64-bit.
    • Bug fix: Build script was calling non-existing target clean.
    • Bug fix: Taskbar button does not flash, when message pops up, while WinSCP is on background. 988
    • Bug fix: Custom command pattern !/ had incorrect value when executed on existing separate shell session just after directory change. 989
    • Bug fix: Failure when reconnecting session with automatic remote panel refresh enabled. 997
    • Bug fix: Failure when canceling FTP password prompt.
    • Bug fix: When Change stored password to this one option is checked on password prompt, password is not updated for current session.
    • Bug fix: Mouse range selection does not start from focused file after directory reload. 999
    • Bug fix: IP address range 172.16-172.31 was not detected as unroutable for FTP passive mode. 1001
    • Bug fix: Remote panel state is lost after closing Console window. 1004
    • Bug fix: Failure when reading file into internal editor. 1005

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