Older Versions

5.7.6

2015-11-04

  • Translation completed: Spanish.
  • Upgraded private key tools (PuTTYgen and Pageant) to 0.65.
  • Workaround for ProFTPD using cdir type in MLST response when retrieving listing for a current working directory. 1350
  • Workaround for FTP servers that incorrectly use RFC 2228-style response to MLST command. 1360
  • Perform TLS/SSL handshake on transfer connection immediately when connected to Idea FTP server (home.pl). 1357
  • Recognize WebDAV folder by trailing slash in its path, if the server does not provide DAV:collection tag. 1362
  • Limiting Session.Output size not to waste memory with large sessions. 1367
  • Bug fix: Failure when spinning a mouse wheel over a Find/Replace dialogs of Internal editor. 1353
  • Bug fix: Failure when dropping files from application that fails to provide CF_HDROP. 1361
  • Bug fix: Failure when Windows session is closing while no session is connected. 1363
  • Bug fix: Cannot download root folder from an FTP server that does not support MLSD or SIZE and MDTM commands. 1364
  • Bug fix: Queue setting on Copy dialog is lost when different transfer setting preset is selected.
  • Bug fix: File timestamps are incorrectly adjusted for autodetected positive time zone difference. 1366

5.7.5

2015-08-04

  • Translation completed: Catalan.
  • TLS/SSL core upgraded to OpenSSL 1.0.1p.
  • Supporting the RFC 4419 revision to Diffie-Hellman group exchange. 1345 rfc4419
  • Workaround for Cerberus SFTP server incorrectly indicating end of directory listing. 1338
  • SHA-256 hash of binaries provided in release notes.
  • Aligning Save button with Edit button on Login dialog.
  • Bug fix: Failure or timeout when Execute button on Console window was clicked while another command was executing already. 1339
  • Bug fix: Switches do not work with aliases to scripting commands. 1340
  • Bug fix: Failure when trying to manipulate files in nonexisting directory in “batch continue” scripting mode. 1314
  • Bug fix: It was not possible to configure Time zone offset for SCP protocol. 1343
  • Bug fix: When time zone difference is autodetected with legacy FTP server, timestamp precision is not taken into account when comparing timestamps (e.g. for synchronization). 1342

5.7.4

2015-06-17

  • Translations completed: French and Ukrainian.
  • TLS/SSL core upgraded to OpenSSL 1.0.1o.
  • Not using directory include masks recursively when finding files. 1329
  • Recognizing UTF-8 encoded localized German month names in FTP LIST command results. 1328
  • Bug fix: Relative path of find results is shown incorrectly when finding from root folder. 1330
  • Bug fix: Failure when switching sessions with session log window opened. 1333
  • Bug fix: Session and log file information on Log window is not updated when switching session.
  • Bug fix: Reference to parent WebDAV directory shows incorrectly when a name of the current folder includes special characters. 1335
  • Bug fix: History of some inputs is not saved. 1336
  • Bug fix: Incorrect behavior when retrying connection after listing of initial remote directory fails.
  • Bug fix: When panel drive/path comboxes box do not cover whole toolbar height, the change Drive/Directory command do not work.

5.7.3

2015-05-13

  • Using FTP command SIZE in binary mode. 1292
  • Optionally determining local file icon by extension only. 1325
  • Ensuring that sessions to be opened in a new window do not get actually opened back in the existing window.
  • Bug fix: SFTP transfers fail occasionally. 1321
  • Bug fix: Controls occasionally do not align correctly after restoring maximized window from minimization. 1309
  • Bug fix: Embedded session is not opened. 1311
  • Bug fix: SCP session breaks when an output includes a null character. 1313
  • Bug fix: Error retrieving file attributes with FTP protocol when the path is given with trailing slash. 1314
  • Bug fix: Sort arrow was shown on unsortable Find dialog.
  • Bug fix: File mask with size constraint over 4 GB does not work. 1318
  • Bug fix: When dragging files from local panel to local tree, status bar is not updated. 1319
  • Bug fix: Local directory tree does not show newly created folder. 1320
  • Bug fix: Local directory tree stops reflecting changes after creating new folder.
  • Bug fix: Failure when HTTPS WebDAV URL redirects to HTTP. 1323
  • Bug fix: Certificate validation fails, when HTTP WebDAV URL redirects to HTTPS.
  • Bug fix: Some redirected WebDAVS connection error messages show original host name instead of the actual host name.
  • Bug fix: WebDAVS certificate failure override for redirected session is stored for original host name.
  • Bug fix: During file transfers on FTP servers that do not support MLSD command, file details are not provided on overwrite confirmation prompt and transfer progress is not shown correctly. 1324
  • Bug fix: Edit commands on all Internal editors reflect state of the currently focused editor, instead of their editor.

5.7.2

2015-04-14

  • Reporting relative addresses in stack trace.
  • Bug fix: SFTP/SCP transfers occasionally time out. 1306
  • Bug fix: Fail gracefully when internal command generated by WinSCP .NET assembly is too long. 1297
  • Bug fix: Failure when “downloading and deleting” an empty remote directory with .NET assembly. 1299
  • Bug fix: When overwriting configuration export, new configuration is appended, instead of replacing the previous export. 1300
  • Bug fix: When listing WebDAV directory using relative path, the listing includes a reference to the directory itself. 1301
  • Bug fix: Failure when pressing help icon while no control has focus. 1304
  • Bug fix: Failure when closing log window during activity.
  • Bug fix: Incorrect encoding of SSH_FXP_REALPATH. 1308

5.7.1

2015-03-25

  • Translations added: Croatian, Finnish, Korean and Polish.
  • Upgraded private key tools (PuTTYgen and Pageant) to 0.64.
  • TLS/SSL core upgraded to OpenSSL 1.0.1m.
  • Not requiring confirmation when canceling an operation.
  • Import of Base64-encoded passwords from FileZilla.
  • Progress window uses Skip button instead of Cancel when calculating transfer size. 1296
  • Workaround for ProFTPD/mod_sftp bug in SSH_FXP_REALPATH handling with SFTP version 6. 1289
  • Not asking for master password repeatedly when opening Generate URL dialog. Not asking at all unless user chooses to include password into URL.
  • More space for information about translators.
  • Bug fix: Back-propagated SSH security fixes from PuTTY 0.64.1) private-key-not-wiped-2 diffie-hellman-range-check
  • Bug fix: Failure when working with stored sites when a temporary hidden site for interprocess communication is not properly removed.
  • Bug fix: Overwrite confirmation prompt displays name of source file instead of target file, when file name changes, with SFTP, SCP and WebDAV protocols. 1290
  • Bug fix: Transfer was not resumed after moving the transfer to the background when source and target file name differs with FTP protocol.
  • Bug fix: Failure when trying to open another externally initiated session while externally initiated session is opening.
  • Bug fix: It is not possible to configure certificate accepting with WebDAV protocol in .NET assembly. 1284
  • Bug fix: User and group name is not decoded properly from UTF-8 encoding with SFTP version 3 and older. 1288
  • Bug fix: When calculating size of files to transfer is canceled, not using the incomplete results to estimate transfer progress.
  • Bug fix: When local custom command is applied to a remote folder, it is unconditionally uploaded back after the command finishes. 1294
  • Bug fix: Calculation of transfer size could not be moved to background.

5.7

2015-02-20

  • Translations added: Czech, Dutch, German, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Swedish and Turkish.
  • Requesting FTP directory listing fields using OPTS MLST, if the server does not provide all needed fields by default. 1267
  • Support for MD5 FTP command.
  • Executable winscp.exe is included in .NET assembly package.
  • Logging level and password logging can be set on command-line using /loglevel switch.
  • Logging parsed command-line and script command parameters on Debug 1 level.
  • Size of connection receiving buffer increased. 1273
  • TLS/SSL core upgraded to OpenSSL 1.0.1l.
  • Reducing amount of detailed information shown on Authentication Progress window for FTP sessions.
  • Adjusting message box size for icons scaled on Windows 8.1 and newer.
  • Not using drag images. 1274
  • Logging processes and performance counters in .NET assembly debug log, only when Session.DebugLogLevel is 1.
  • Not logging value of -passphrase switch of open command. 1277
  • Bug fix: After several unsuccessful reconnects a resumed FTP file download starts from an initial remote folder, instead of correct source folder. 1268
  • Bug fix: When sorting local files modified at the same time by modification time, sort direction is not considered when falling back to sorting by filename. 1269
  • Bug fix: Command could be invoked in the middle of creating directory or navigating. 1272
  • Bug fix: It was possible to drop on a file with drop handler in local panel with enabled drag&drop shell extension, although it cannot work with drop handlers.
  • Bug fix: Failure when dropping on a file with drop handler in local panel with disabled drag&drop shell extension.
  • Bug fix: Failure when running in a restricted environment. 1276
  • Bug fix: Confirmation button on Read to Install and Finished installing installer screens was incorrectly labeled Next.
  • Bug fix: Order of sessions in workspace with more than 10 sessions is not preserved. 1278

Users upgrading from WinSCP 5.5.6 can read more about WinSCP 5.7 - What's New?

5.6.5 RC

2015-01-13

  • Local custom commands can optionally be executed with remote file paths. 510
  • TLS/SSL core upgraded to OpenSSL 1.0.1k. Fixing several security defects.
  • Change: Session.CalculateFileChecksum method returns a byte array instead of a string to match .NET framework cryptography functions.
  • Never doing transfer via temporary file when overwriting a file known to be owned by another user. 1260
  • Never automatically refresh a file panel while menu is opened or file is being dragged. 1262
  • Loading files ownership before showing Properties when connected to Bitvise SFTP server.
  • Meaningful error message when a cipher or a key-exchange algorithm is not verified.
  • Using term “Sleep” instead of “Suspend” as used by Windows Vista and newer.
  • Bug fix: Location profile folders are duplicated. 1259
  • Bug fix: Command could be invoked while keeping session up to date. 1263
  • Bug fix: Wrong syntax of SHA-1 cipher name in checksum command help.
  • Bug fix: Default configuration was recreated after user chose to cleanup configuration during uninstallation.
  • Bug fix: Failure in scripting one some rare prompts. 1264
  • Bug fix: Failure when file panel autorefresh is triggered while directory is being read. 1265
  • Bug fix: Could not connect to FTP server over a proxy with Force IP address for passive mode connections set to On. 1266

5.6.4 RC

2014-12-18

  • Automatic reconnect during listing of remote directory. 25
  • Remembering the last working directories in a workspace. 1165
  • Improvements to calculating remote file checksum:
    • Checksum support for FTP using HASH/XSHA1/XSHA256/XSHA512/XMD5/XCRC commands. 1242
    • File checksum can be calculated in scripting (checksum command and XML log entry) and .NET assembly (Session.CalculateFileChecksum method). 1246
    • Using IANA checksum algorithm names.
    • Calculate checksum button on Properties dialog becomes the default button when Algorithm box has focus.
  • Supporting AVBL and XQUOTA commands to retrieve information about space available of FTP server.
  • Home path can be resolved in .NET assembly using Session.HomePath. 1248
  • Site tree on Login dialog responds to mouse wheel even when not focused. 846
  • Custom command pattern !S that expands to session URL.
  • SessionOptions.ParseUrl method in .NET assembly.
  • Cancel all command for Background transfer queue list. 602
  • Supporting IIS WebDAV Translate header to allow downloading source files and files with unknown MIME type. 1255
  • Supporting FTP HOST command (RFC 7151). 1166
  • Keep remote directory up to date dialog can be minimized to tray, even when minimizing to taskbar is used for the application.
  • Prolonging countdown instead of suspending it when moving mouse over message box with “timeout” button. 1107
  • File ownership is available in .NET assembly and XML log. 1245
  • Improved automatic sizing of columns in various lists.
  • Items with unknown value on Space available tab of Server and protocol information dialog are shown dimmed.
  • Change: Considering directories to have zero size, when matching file masks or sorting by size, even when the server reports size for the directory, to achieve consistent behavior.
  • Further compatibility improvements with FTP servers:
    • Workaround for malformed FEAT response of older versions of IIS FTP Server and WS_FTP server.
    • Bug fix: Cannot upload file to directory when FTP server returns 4xx/5xx response to directory listing request after allowing (typically empty) listing transfer (old versions of IIS FTP server). 1249
  • Replaced FtpSecure.ExplicitTls .NET assembly option with FtpSecure.Explicit and deprecated FtpSecure.ExplicitSsl.
  • Using Yes/No, instead of OK/Cancel on sites import confirmation during installation not to make an impression that rejecting the import cancels the installation.
  • Logging when a symlink to a directory is skipped while downloading.
  • Using standard formatting of IPv6 literals in session URL (instead of URL-encoding them).
  • Displaying hint when F5 keyboard shortcut is used for the first time on Commander interface. 1254
  • Bug fix: Parameters /help and /batchsettings were not working with winscp.com.
  • Bug fix: Command could be invoked using keyboard shortcut in the middle of reloading directory. 1256
  • Bug fix: Reason not given when FTP upload fails because local file attributes cannot be retrieved. 1250
  • Bug fix: FTP upload fails when volume information for local drive cannot be retrieved. 1251
  • Bug fix: Size of directories was reported as -1 for some FTP servers.
  • Bug fix: Invalid stored FTP password was tried indefinitely in a loop. 1252
  • Bug fix: Ad-hoc session duplicated to a new window had no name.
  • Bug fix: Failure when dropping files to an external application via a temporary directory with an automatic refresh of a remote directory enabled. 1253
  • Bug fix: Pasting permissions when Octal box has focus does not update the box itself. 1257
  • Bug fix: Mouse cursor is hidden when hovering over progress window during download via temporary directory. 1258

5.6.3 beta

2014-11-13

  • Improved GUI responsiveness (with SFTP, SCP and FTP protocols). 1237
  • Sites can be mass-modified using /batchsettings command-line parameter. 1236
  • Use default transfer mode for edited files, except when using Notepad. 1239
  • Added method Session.AddRawConfiguration to configure any global configuration option. 876
  • Optionally logging even sensitive information (such as passwords).
  • Consistently logging transferred bytes for every transferred file.
  • Improving protection from undesired modifications of local files when handling URLs from browser while relieving restriction on combining URLs on command line with some switches, such as /log, /xmllog and /defaults.
  • The failonnomatch option applies also to ls and lls command. 1172
  • Replaced -explicittls command-line parameter and switch of open command with -explicit and deprecated -explicitssl.
  • Change: lls by default only displays a notification that no matching file is found, instead of failing.
  • Differentiating unknown private key format and non-existing/non-readable private key file errors.
  • Bug fix: Session cannot be opened when Session.AddRawSettings is used. 1234
  • Bug fix: Failure when connecting to WebDAV server not supporting persistent connections. 1235
  • Bug fix: Keepalives were turned off when overriding site settings with raw settings.
  • Bug fix: Parameter /rawconfig was not documented in usage.
  • Bug fix: The Use default system editor button is misplaced on (ad-hoc) Editor dialog.
  • Bug fix: Synchronization checklist window could be resized too small not to fit Custom button.
  • Bug fix: The last file upload before creating a remote directory is not reported with .NET assembly. 1238
  • Bug fix: Progress bar not appearing on task bar when main window is not visible. 1240
  • Bug fix: Overwrite confirmation was required when changing case of site name.
  • Bug fix: Failure when copying multiple files checksum results to clipboard. 1243
  • Bug fix: Large sizes are displayed incorrectly. 1244

5.6.2 beta

2014-10-23

  • Computer can be suspended when operation completes. Thanks to s.vaningelgem. 694
  • Uploading back files modified by local custom command. 169
  • UTF-8 support for SCP. 325
  • Checkbox to exclude all directories as a shortcut and hint to * mask on Edit file mask dialog.
  • Improved Synchronization checklist window:
    • Synchronization direction can be reversed for individual files. 225
    • Showing total size of files selected for synchronization. 23
    • Custom commands are available in context menu. 566
    • Labeling custom commands drop down menu Commands only to fit the label to the button.
    • Bug fix: Icon was misplaced when columns order was changed.
  • TLS/SSL core upgraded to OpenSSL 1.0.1j. Fixing several security defects.
  • Rounding file sizes up. 1204
  • Global configuration options can be set on command-line. 876
  • Command to copy find results to clipboard. 1117
  • Optimized startup time. Sponsored by Alan Irwin. 1220
  • Improved compatibility with antiquated FTP servers, like IIS: 1221
    • Using CWD/SIZE/MDTM to retrieve information about file when MLST is not supported. 1209
    • Non-standard use of MDTM to modify remote file timestamp.
    • Auto-detecting time zone difference when MLST is not supported.
  • Natural order numerical sorting of file names and sites. 425
  • Support for ProFTPD FTP extensions SITE COPY/CPFR/CPTO to duplicate a remote file, and SITE SYMLINK to create a symbolic link.
  • Configurable file panel font size. 596
  • Moved mask hint below directory mask boxes on Edit file mask dialog to make it obvious it applies to those masks too.
  • Edit With menu (previously Edit (alternative) added to file panel context menu. 1226
  • Added New (> File/Directory) menu to local panel context menu. 1227
  • Added “Exclude directories” transfer settings preset.
  • When FTP MLSD listing does not include Unix.mode fact, presenting at least a Perm fact, if available. 1208
  • Defaulting Session.ReconnectTime to 120 seconds to match the new actual default (see 1173). Setting the property to TimeSpan.MaxValue removes any limit.
  • Improved detection if user shall be offered external editor auto configuration.
  • Merging TLS and SSL encryption options for FTP into one, trying AUTH TLS first, falling back to AUTH SSL.
  • Timestamp variable in scripting. 1223
  • Auto-detecting when SFTP server does not use UTF-8 encoding with SFTP-3 and older. 1212
  • Removed Ext sub-caption from Name columns on file panels (since Windows Vista, it is no longer possible to distinguish sorting by name and extension in column header).
  • Configurable WebDAV root path in .NET assembly. 1213
  • Change: A .NET assembly method Session.ExecuteCommand does not throw an exception on error. Instead a CommandExecutionResult now descends from a OperationResultBase (use it’s Check method to reproduce the previous behavior).
  • An ExitCode property added to CommandExecutionResult in .NET assembly and an exitcode tag added to XML logging. 1225
  • A SecureString can be used provide password in .NET assembly via property SessionOptions.SecurePassword. 1230
  • Allow accessing RemoteFileInfo length via IDispatch on 32-bit systems. 1231
  • Masking out password in .NET assembly debug log.
  • Not considering directory name “extension” when sorting file panel by file type. 1211
  • Not popping up a message box, when fatal startup error occurs in scripting with /nointeractiveinput switch (including runs by .NET assembly). If XML logging is enabled, the fatal error is recorded in the log (and promoted to .NET assembly).
  • Improving GUI responsiveness when finishing uploads with SFTP protocol.
  • Button to use system editor on Editor Preferences dialog.
  • Optionally not honoring system NoDrives policy. 1233
  • Trying to use cp -T when duplicating remote files. 1217
  • Optionally using deterministic paths to temporary mirrors of remote files. 410
  • WebDAV core upgraded to neon 0.30.1.
  • License in setup can be accepted simply by pressing Accept button.
  • Supporting Unicode characters in private key file path. 1196
  • Disabling permissions controls on Create directory dialog if protocol does not allow changing permissions.
  • Disabling Terminal window with WebDAV protocol.
  • Failing scripting commands call and chmod with WebDAV protocol.
  • Improving workaround for Gallery2 WebDAV server that incorrectly fail PROPFIND requests for non existing files with 401 (authentication failure) code.
  • Showing error details when logging to a file fails. 1198
  • Showing error details when opening/creating a local file with FTP protocol fails.
  • Display progress window earlier when transfer start is taking long with SFTP protocol. 1202
  • SSL 3.0 disabled by default, to protect from SSL vulnerabilities, such as CVE-2014-3566 (POODLE).
  • Changed default checksum algorithm to “sha1”.
  • Added Session.ReconnectTimeInMilliseconds as an alternative to Session.ReconnectTime that can be used from COM hosts not supporting 64-bit integers (such as VBA).
  • Added alternative private key file filter that selects other key file formats in addition to .ppk.
  • Enabling Import Sites command even when no site is found and showing reason later. 1219
  • Terminating the last line of console output, if it was progress line.
  • Preventing “Pick an app” being offered as an external editor when the last editor was uninstalled.
  • Displaying notification when source file mask in script matches no file.
  • More tolerance to invalid modification time format with WebDAV protocol. 1232
  • Bug fix: Failure when error occurs while working with local files. 1218
  • Bug fix: Keyboard accelerators to mask boxes on Edit file mask dialog were not working.
  • Bug fix: Not possible to select/enter file name with Unicode characters in filename input boxes. 1195
  • Bug fix: Wrong “Timeout detected” message when FTP control connection is closed while transferring a file. 1197
  • Bug fix: Cannot retrieve file from root folder of FTP server. 1199
  • Bug fix: Mouse cursor of file list/directory tree splitter is not adjusted when Show directory tree left of file list preference option is enabled. 1200
  • Bug fix: Sort column header caption was truncated too much on Windows Vista and later.
  • Bug fix: Hint for making tree sizes equal is not generic enough to cover “Tree on left” option. 1206
  • Bug fix: OpenSSL was built without optimizations.
  • Bug fix: When opening a session from command-line in scripting failure is randomly reported. 1210
  • Bug fix: Part of interface description is obscured in installer when themes are turned off.
  • Bug fix: On the first authentication failure, message “Access without password denied”, even when password was actually used. 1214
  • Bug fix: When any default settings are saved, logged source of ad-hoc sites is wrongly identified as modified site. 1216
  • Bug fix: Cannot retrieve file from current folder of FTP server in scripting. 1222
  • Bug fix: When failonnomatch is enabled, script does not fail when multiple source masks are used, and the second and later mask matches no file.
  • Bug fix: SSL 2.0 use could be configured, despite not actually supporting the protocol.
  • Bug fix: Hidden columns, including otherwise not-displayable internal column Ext, are shown when Ctrl-+ shortcut is used. 1228
  • Bug fix: Cannot rename directory on WebDAV servers that insist on source path ending with slash. 1229
  • Bug fix: Session class properties could not be set over IDispatch without exact types (particularly boolean properties could not be set with integer value).

5.6.1 beta

2014-07-22

  • SFTP version 6 supported: 96
    • Hardlinks can be created.
    • Optimized directory reading and file downloading.
  • Allowed stored sites, including their names and initial directories, to preserve Unicode characters. 1189
  • Workaround for Vandyke VShell incorrect announcement of checksum calculation support. 1190
  • Workaround for Bitvise WinSSHD lack of SFTP extensions announcement. 1191
  • Workaround for incorrect SFTP link argument in ProFTPD/mod_sftp.
  • Support for proprietary OpenSSH extension hardlink@openssh.com for creating hardlinks. 1192
  • Open command can open directories.
  • WinSCP can register to handle WinSCP-specific WebDAV URL addresses (winscp-http:// and winscp-https://).
  • Improved stack trace reporting for internal errors.
  • No showing suggestion to delete file in error when overwriting file on non-interactive displays.
  • Workaround for FTP servers that do not enclose path in response to PWD command in quotes. 1193
  • Bug fix: Failure when opening SCP session. 1187
  • Bug fix: Missing help link for Note page of Advanced Site Settings dialog.
  • Bug fix: Failure when processing results of upload in .NET assembly when a directory was created with explicitly set permissions as the first operation. 1188
  • Bug fix: Wrong formatting of some error messages on log view of Keep remote directory up to date dialog with Continue on error option enabled.
  • Bug fix: Modified edited/opened remote files are incorrectly uploaded using an active session, instead of their original session. 1194

5.6 beta

2014-07-11

  • WebDAV support, both for GUI and automation (scripting and .NET assembly). 160
  • Ongoing foreground transfer can be moved to background transfer queue. 1170
  • 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.
  • Note field for site. 353
  • 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.
    • Distinguishing new version information on notification balloon.
  • Improvements to scripting, command-line and .NET assembly:
    • Remote file can be opened for editing in a standalone internal editor using /edit command-line parameter. 14
    • Change: When executing script file or script commands provided on command-line, default batch mode is abort and overwrite confirmations are turned off.
    • Change: Enabling batch mode in scripting automatically limits reconnect time to 120 seconds, if it is not limited yet. 1173
    • Change: When host key does not match fingerprint specified on command line or in script, user is not prompted to verify the host key and connection is abandoned with meaningful error message. 1186
    • Session.Close method in .NET assembly.
    • Speed limit in .NET assembly. 1019
    • Passphrase can be provided on command line/in scripting and .NET assembly. 816
    • Added switch -neweronly to put and get scripting commands to enable New and updated files only option. 666
    • Optionally failing command when file mask matches no files. 1172
    • Updated in-application command-line help page with missing parameters and to match online help page.
    • Bug fix: Session.SynchronizeDirectories could not be called via IDispatch. 1136
    • Detect and report that session is closed unexpectedly instead of reporting XML log reading error in .NET assembly. 1137
    • Warning when starting configured transfer settings or synchronization options in script are not factory defaults.
    • For negative (system) WinSCP exit codes, the .NET assembly presents the code also in hexadecimal format as is common for system error codes.
  • Support for long local paths. 821
  • Option not to abort Keep remote directory up to date on errors. 720
  • Support for copy-file SFTP extension to duplicate remote files.
  • Customizable background color of Internal editor. 480
  • IDE upgraded to Embarcadero C++ Builder XE6.
  • ECDH ciphers supported with TLS.
  • 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.
  • Installer upgraded to Inno Setup 5.5.5.
  • When internal exception occurs, stack trace is included 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 moved 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
  • Showing queue status information balloons also when application in minimized.
  • Information-only notification balloons distinguish main information.
  • Session option Chokes on WinSCP’s SSH-2 ‘winadj’ requests made configurable. 1139
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Moved Delete local files to recycle bin checkbox in Preferences to Panels > Local page.
  • Presenting Directory size calculation progress as indeterminate on progress bar of Progress window.
  • When saving current session as site, duplicating current session and opening current session in PuTTY, considering even username and password entered during authentication.
  • Showing status for valid FTP over TLS certificates on Server and Protocol information dialog.
  • Showing at least untranslated certificate error description from OpenSSL library for rare FTP over TLS certificate errors.
  • Caching FTP certificates per site.
  • Requiring FTP certificate revalidation when rejection reason changes.
  • Showing notification balloon when error is suspended by Continue on error option.
  • Not saving tunnel password if password saving is not explicitly confirmed.
  • Offering saving a site when leaving site editor. 1174
  • Offering saving site when closing Login dialog while editing. 1175
  • Improved verification of FTP TLS/SSL certificates against system Trusted Root Certification Authorities. 1063
  • Use MLSD command for directory listing affects also use of MLST command. 1181
  • Consistently using Target remote path label on Duplicate and Move dialogs to indicate that the box includes also target file name, not only target directory.
  • Using an actual file name on Duplicate and Move dialogs instead of *.* when transferring a single file only. 1182
  • Widened Duplicate and Move dialogs.
  • Keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+F for Filter command. 929
  • Beep when work finishes applies also to emptying background transfer queue. 697
  • Drop down arrow added to Encoding drop down menu on Internal editor toolbar.
  • Workaround for ProFTPD/mod_sftp bug in SFTP space-available packet. 1184
  • Using Reverses Order of Symlink Command Arguments workaround for ProFTPD/mod_sftp. 1185
  • Bug fix: If an INI file name is exactly winscp.ini, an INI file path on Preferences dialog is shown incorrectly.
  • Bug fix: Tunnel password saving confirmation was repeatedly required when saving edited site, when there was no main session password.
  • 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: Potential failure when resolving folder attributes for local folder tree display.
  • Bug fix: Error was silently ignored when synchronizing local file timestamp failed.
  • Bug fix: Failure when starting in a restricted environment (such as Microsoft Azure WebSite/WebJob). 1215

5.5.6 (hotfix)

2014-10-16

  • Back-propagated some improvements and fixes from 5.6.2 beta release:
    • TLS/SSL core upgraded to OpenSSL 1.0.1j. Fixing several security defects.
    • Bug fix: When opening a session from command-line in scripting failure is randomly reported. 1210
    • Bug fix: Cannot retrieve file from current folder of FTP server in scripting. 1222
    • SSL 3.0 disabled by default, to protect from SSL vulnerabilities, such as CVE-2014-3566 (POODLE).

5.5.5 (hotfix)

2014-08-21

  • Back-propagated some improvements and fixes from 5.6 - 5.6.2 beta releases:
    • TLS/SSL core upgraded to OpenSSL 1.0.1i. Fixing several moderate severity security defects.
    • Workaround for ProFTPD/mod_sftp bug in SFTP space-available packet. 1184
    • Using Reverses Order of Symlink Command Arguments workaround for ProFTPD/mod_sftp. 1185
    • Workaround for Vandyke VShell incorrect announcement of checksum calculation support. 1190
    • Improved detection if user shall be offered external editor auto configuration.
    • Showing error details when logging to a file fails. 1198
    • Bug fix: If an INI file name is exactly winscp.ini, an INI file path on Preferences dialog is shown incorrectly.
    • Bug fix: Failure when processing results of upload in .NET assembly when a directory was created with explicitly set permissions as the first operation. 1188
    • Bug fix: Keyboard accelerators to mask boxes on Edit file mask dialog were not working.
    • Bug fix: Not possible to select/enter file name with Unicode characters in filename input boxes. 1195
    • Bug fix: Wrong “Timeout detected” message when FTP control connection is closed while transferring a file. 1197
    • Bug fix: Cannot retrieve file from root folder of FTP server. 1199
    • Bug fix: Mouse cursor of file list/directory tree splitter is not adjusted when Show directory tree left of file list preference option is enabled. 1200

5.5.4

2014-06-10

  • TLS/SSL core upgraded to OpenSSL 1.0.1h. It fixes CVE-2014-0224 vulnerability among other.
  • Added SessionOptions.TimeoutInMilliseconds as an alternative to SessionOptions.Timeout that can be used from COM hosts not supporting 64-bit integers (such as VBA). 1156
  • Support for size and time constraints in wildcard parameter of ls command. 1157
  • Using Documents and Desktop subfolders of home directory, if exist, as “Document” and “Desktop” folders under Wine.
  • Incremental site search is case sensitive when search text includes any capital letter. 1163
  • Support OS.unix=symlink designation of symbolic links in MLSD listing. 1167
  • Bug fix: Show inaccessible directories option was incorrectly hiding folders from root. 1155
  • Bug fix: Sorting by type is not consistent between local and remote panel. 1158
  • Bug fix: Passphrase prompt is missing an option to remember it for the duration of a session. 1159
  • Bug fix: During command-line operation, hidden main window is incorrectly shown when restoring application from tray. 1160
  • Bug fix: Mouse range selection does not start from focused file after passive panel directory reload. 1161
  • Bug fix: SynchronizationCriteria.None and SynchronizationCriteria.Either are not working. 1162
  • Bug fix: Invalid proxy autodetection when system Internet Option Use the same proxy for all protocols is turned off. 1171
  • Bug fix: Error when using source path ending with backslash with put command.
  • Bug fix: Some certificate errors did not show any description.
  • Bug fix: When remembering session password is enabled, stored password is used twice, even for two distinct consecutive keyboard-interactive prompts. 1176
  • Bug fix: FTP proxy session setting is not logged. 1177
  • Bug fix: Failure when current local directory is deleted while no session is opened. 1178
  • Bug fix: Connection attempt could not be canceled. 1179
  • Bug fix: Tree of current directory on network drive is not refreshed. 1180
  • Bug fix: Number of filtered local directories were not shown in status bar.
  • Bug fix: Wrong reason is given when checking for application updates fail.

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 time zone, 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.
  • Calculation of size of files to download can be cancelled without cancelling the actual transfer.
  • 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

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

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.
  • Installer upgraded to Inno Setup 5.5.4.
  • New Site icon on Login dialog and Session tabs.
  • New Open Directory/Location profiles dialog icons.
  • Command to delete all completed queue items. 1056
  • 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 jumplist 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
  • Change: In .NET assembly, SessionOptions class properties SslHostCertificateFingerprint and GiveUpSecurityAndAcceptAnySslHostCertificate renamed to TlsHostCertificateFingerprint and GiveUpSecurityAndAcceptAnyTlsHostCertificate, respectively.
  • 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 Time zone 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.GiveUpSecurityAndAcceptAnyTlsHostCertificate 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
  • Installer upgraded to Inno Setup 5.5.3.
  • 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 (hotfix)

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

5.1.4

2013-02-18

  • TLS/SSL core upgraded to OpenSSL 1.0.1e.
  • Not requiring the .NET assembly to exist in file. 970
  • Not considering 3xx error code an error for post-login FTP commands. 972
  • Bug fix: Failure after system-wide change. 962
  • Bug fix: Issuer and Subject were swapped on Certificate verification prompt. 967
  • Bug fix: Traversed subfolders are incorrectly included in find results. 968
  • Bug fix: Wrong color indicator on session tab when session was not switched by clicking on the tab. 974
  • Bug fix: Failure when auto remote directory refresh was triggered during operation initiated by drag&drop. 975
  • Bug fix: Wrong time zone offset was applied with FTP protocol. 977
  • Bug fix: It was not possible to preserve time zone offset of 24 hours and greater in stored session.
  • Bug fix: Wrong timestamp conversion with FTP protocol. 978
  • Bug fix: Error in .NET assembly when temporary path contains exclamation mark. 980
  • Bug fix: Indefinite chain of errors when XML logging fails.

5.1.3

2013-01-06

  • Masking out password in open command in logs. 957
  • Location of XML log file can be configured in .NET assembly.
  • Bug fix: Several flaws in file mask validation on Edit mask dialog.
  • Bug fix: Selecting and filtering files using exclude mask only was not working. 951
  • Bug fix: Failure to open session in scripting from command line was not reported in exit code. 953
  • Bug fix: Session settings TunnelHostKey was not working. 948
  • Bug fix: Path word-breaking was not working on most dialogs. 954
  • Bug fix: Timeout while waiting for user to enter password with FTP protocol. 955
  • Bug fix: Newly created local directory is not opened with synchronized browsing. 956
  • Bug fix: Cannot change local folder anymore after system-wide change, when local tree is hidden. 959
  • Bug fix: Failure in Session.Open on x64 systems. 960
  • Bug fix: Failure when starting as user without desktop. 961

5.1.2

2012-12-02

  • Not poping up progress window when application is minimized. 943
  • Ensuring uniqueness of the XML logging path in .NET assembly. 944
  • Bug fix: Never create Quick Launch icon on Windows 7 and newer also from Preferences dialog.
  • Bug fix: Failure when reconnecting main session while transferring files in the background. 939
  • Bug fix: Hangs when stopping watching for changes in local folder. 915
  • Bug fix: Failure when reporting usage statistics.
  • Bug fix: Failure when closing application, while checking for application updates.
  • Bug fix: Session and directory information was not shown on tray icon tooltip. 949

5.1.1

2012-11-06

  • New VeriSign publisher certificate used for signing binaries.
  • Including time zone information in a session log file.
  • Installer creates desktop icon for all users by default.
  • On Windows 8, installer creates only main icon on the Start screen.
  • Added commands to execute PuTTYgen and Pageant to Tools menu on Login dialog.
  • Allowing multiple fingerprints in SessionOptions.SshHostKeyFingerprint and SessionOptions.HostSslCertificateFingerprint. 932
  • Logging FTP raw directory listing on Normal logging level.
  • Raw session setting TunnelHostKey to verify tunnel session hostkey. 938
  • Bug fix: Failure when saving file opened from closed session. 918
  • Bug fix: Invalid executable signature. 924
  • Bug fix: Never create Quick Launch icon on Windows 7 and newer.
  • Bug fix: Notifications of completed operation (such as balloon notifications), when application is minimized, were not working.
  • Bug fix: Hangs when showing Log windows while logging in. 925
  • Bug fix: Retrieving file stats using non-absolute path may fail with FTP protocol. 930
  • Bug fix: Error retrieving file stats using full path with FTP protocol. 926
  • Bug fix: Treat timestamps in FTP MLSD/MLST results as UTC. 923
  • Bug fix: Failure when FTP server returns “parent” directory is MLSD directory listing. 922
  • Bug fix: Background transfer queues were not re-arranged with the sessions, when changing session tab order. 928
  • Bug fix: Incorrect file was renamed when changing remote directory using directory tree while renaming file. 933
  • Bug fix: Incorrect file list/directory tree splitter color (with themes turned off).
  • Bug fix: Command on Console windows is not saved to history, when executed using Enter key. 934
  • Bug fix: Could not use .NET assembly from path with special characters (like #). 935
  • Bug fix: On re-installation, drag&drop shell extension was sometime not activated.
  • Bug fix: Failure when canceling password prompt with FTP protocol. 936
  • Bug fix: Empty directory listing was loaded twice with MLSD with FTP command. 937

5.1

2012-09-24

  • Bug fix: Local file/folder got recycled when dropped on folder on the same panel. 911

5.0.9 RC

2012-09-05

  • When saving current session over the original stored session, save password by default unless it changed and do not prompt for overwrite.
  • Values of .NET assembly properties Session.SshHostKey and Session.SslCertificate are validated for correct syntax.
  • Change: Not keeping name of an original stored session for edited ad-hoc sessions.
  • Change: In .NET assembly SessionOptions class property SshHostKey renamed to SshHostKeyFingerprint, SshPrivateKey to SshPrivateKeyPath and SslCertificate to SslHostCertificateFingerprint.
  • Values of .NET assembly SessionOptions class properties Timeout and PortNumber are validated.
  • If FTP connection requires password, prompt immediately, without reconnecting. 653
  • Session log includes all script console output, including local errors. 910
  • Method Session.EscapeFileMask added. 901
  • Bug fix: Ad-hoc sessions were added to the jump list. 894
  • Bug fix: Icon on properties dialog was rendered with session color on background.
  • Bug fix: Failure after system wide change. 899
  • Bug fix: Tray icon was not restored after explorer/taskbar restart. 898
  • Bug fix: Session.ListDirectory did not report fatal errors. 900
  • Bug fix: External IP address of the server is not used when provided IP address is automatically detected as unroutable. 904
  • Bug fix: Error connecting over SOCKS proxy with FTP protocol. 907
  • Bug fix: Failure when exiting with default configuration. 908
  • Bug fix: Error when listing file with MLST FTP command failed. 905
  • Bug fix: Error retrieving file stats, if FTP server returns full file path in MLST response. 906

5.0.8 RC

2012-08-03

  • TLS/SSL core upgraded to OpenSSL 1.0.1c.
  • Drag & drop to re-order session tabs. 862
  • Local files can be dragged to session tabs for upload. 865
  • Remote files can be dragged to session tabs for duplication. 884
  • Color icon on session tab. 863
  • FTP passive mode IP address is substituted with connection address automatically when passive mode address is unroutable. 883
  • Contents of opened internal editors is automatically backed up, when application is abruptly closed. 886
  • Session color menu is available on session tab context menu.
  • Filter command added to address toobars and context menu of file panels. 732
  • Lock toolbars command added to context menu of file panel toolbars. 754
  • Added Session.CreateDirectory and Session.RenameFile methods to .NET assembly. 822 833
  • Added Session.Abort method to .NET assembly. 890
  • Change: Scripting command rm and .NET assembly Session.RemoveFiles method can remove directories as well. 887
  • Postponing upload of modified edited remote file to allow the editor finish saving of the file. 870
  • When transfer settings preset selected for transfer or synchronization is changed, the transfer settings are updated to the new preset configuration.
  • Support for directory listing with timestamp format yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm with SCP protocol. 853
  • With scripting exit code is recorded in the session log file.
  • Properties of Session class that cannot be changed after session starts, throw an exception when set.
  • It is possible to set limit to try reconnecting broken sessions using Session.ReconnectTime. 860
  • Change: Remote files are never recycled, unless explicitly enabled. 867
  • UTF-8 byte-order-mask is stripped on FTP upload. 888
  • Keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+F4 for internal editor in Commander interface. 827
  • Keyboard shortcut Alt+Up for opening parent directory. 605
  • Taking tabs into account when calculating column position in an Internal editor. 789
  • Double buffered drawing of session tabs to prevent flicker.
  • Windows 8 compatibility and certification:
    • Not saving random seed file, when run for maintenance task, e.g. during installation/uninstallation, to comply with Windows 8 certification.
    • Other compatibility improvements.
  • Using name of focused file as initial name for a new file. 873
  • When generation of temporary file for .NET assembly fails, meaningful exception is thrown and status of temporary folder is logged to help troubleshooting.
  • Falling back to Virtual folder when looking for an INI file to maintain compatibility with WinSCP 4.x on Windows Vista and newer. 874
  • Parsed directory listing is logged.
  • AES is preferred encryption cipher again. 880
  • Directory listings lacking inode column are supported. 881
  • Dialogs are placed in the center of their parent window.
  • Improved debug logging of .NET assembly.
  • Logging collection of files for synchronization.
  • Beta versions always check for beta versions updates.
  • Bug fix: Restore selection command shortcut changed to Shift+Ctrl+R (it used to have the same shortcut as Automatically refresh directory after operation).
  • Bug fix: “Operation aborted” messages were not suppressed.
  • Bug fix: Failure when reconnect failed (generalizing fix). 829
  • Bug fix: Missing icons in jumplist. 854
  • Bug fix: Session.FileExists was failing with “Recursive calls not allowed”. 852
  • Bug fix: Some UTF-8 encoded files were incorrectly loaded into an Internal Editor. 859
  • Bug fix: Failure when changing active session while background transfer queue list was being updated. 864
  • Bug fix: Main window was not restoring from system tray sometimes. 745
  • Bug fix: Failure was not reported, when opening of secondary shell session to execute remote command failed. 871
  • Bug fix: Hidden files were not dimmed, when Name column was not the first one (including the hidden columns). 872
  • Bug fix: Instruction-only authentication prompts were failed, when predefined password was used in prior prompt already. 877
  • Bug fix: Error when connecting to FTPS servers not supporting TLS/SSL session resuming. 879
  • Bug fix: Occasional hang when dialog was opened from an internal editor window. 882
  • Bug fix: Bugs and other three-state session options were logged incorrectly.
  • Bug fix: Switch /xmllog was not working in GUI sessions.
  • Bug fix: Could not connect to SSH server without storing hostkey fingerprint. 889
  • Bug fix: Support for MLSD FTP command was not detected. 891
  • Bug fix: File permissions were not retrieved from MLSD FTP directory listing.
  • Bug fix: Searching messages without associated help page on documentation site was not working.
  • Bug fix: Warning about overriding script options include and exclude by -filemask switch was sometimes shown incorrectly.

5.0.7 beta

2012-05-08

  • Using MLSD/MLST to list directory with FTP protocol, when supported. Thanks to Michael Lukashov. 568
  • UTF-8 support in an internal editor. 78
  • Optionally refreshing file panel in regular intervals. 53
  • If password is not specified on Login dialog with FTP protocol, connection is first tried without password. 653
  • WinSCP can now optionally collect and send to WinSCP team non-personal usage statistics.
  • TLS/SSL core upgraded to OpenSSL 1.0.1b.
  • IDE upgraded to Embarcadero C++ Builder XE2.
  • Dropped support for Windows 95/98/ME. Minimal supported version is Windows 2000.
  • Warning is printed on console, when user combines -filemask switch with obsoleted exclude or include options.
  • Embedded GPL license text did not contain instructions for how to use GPL on your own programs. 800
  • .NET assembly description and consequently type library name modified to start with “WinSCP” for easier look up.
  • Remembering the last selected stored session on the Login dialog. 760
  • When waiting for external console redirected to a pipe times out, it is suggested to check, if the pipe is being read from.
  • Transfer settings panel moved from Preferences dialog into separate dialog.
  • Layout of Transfer settings dialog improved.
  • Split button is used for Transfer Settings button on Transfer, Synchronize and Keep remote directory up to date dialogs (Windows Vista and newer only).
  • Set defaults command of Login dialog placed more intuitively on drop down menu of Save button (On Windows Vista and newer only).
  • .NET assembly Session class public methods are explicitly locked against concurrent and recursive access.
  • Silently ignoring errors, when implicitly preserving permissions of overwritten file after resumable file upload. 773
  • File mask on Find file window can be edited in Edit mask dialog.
  • Files in directory excluded from file search are excluded from search too. 730
  • Change: Blowfish is preferred encryption cipher. 1
  • Fixed mistakes in MFC building readme file in source code package.
  • 256px icon embedded directly in the executable file.
  • Not considering 3xx error code an error for custom remote commands. 832
  • Double buffered drawing of file panels to prevent flicker. 823
  • Alpha-blended marquee selection on file panels.
  • Hidden columns are reordered to the front, not to interfere with resizing of visible columns.
  • Full row select is by default turned ‘off’ to allow easier selection of files by mouse.
  • Optional full row select in Explorer interface. 792
  • Increased minimal height of directory tree item.
  • On Login dialog, Save button is disabled on Logging tab and Preferences tab and Login button is disabled on Preferences tab, to avoid confusion.
  • Bug fix: When downloading file with SFTP protocol, overwrite confirmation dialog showed cached timestamp of source remote file instead of actual one. 810
  • Bug fix: Shut down once operation completes was blocked by confirmation prompt. 811
  • Bug fix: Redirected output of console interface lacked CR. 812
  • Bug fix: Window flickered when application was activated.
  • Bug fix: Main menu did not open when application was not activated. 813
  • Bug fix: When selecting files by mask, all directories were implicitly selected. 808
  • Bug fix: When finding files, all directories were implicitly found. 840
  • Bug fix: winscp.com did not restore console codepage on exit. 814
  • Bug fix: Failure on TLS/SSL session resuming. Thanks to Michael Lukashov. 668
  • Bug fix: Failure on second failed call to Session.Open of .NET assembly.
  • Bug fix: Information about dragged files was generated incorrectly. 828
  • Bug fix: Failure when reconnect failed. 829
  • Bug fix: Exclusion-only file mask on Edit mask dialog was formatted incorrectly.
  • Bug fix: Unicode console output was displayed incorrectly on Windows XP and earlier.
  • Bug fix: Failure when generating valid local file name from name containing more than one invalid character. 836
  • Bug fix: Path label disappears when clicked. 837
  • Bug fix: Authentication prompts with no actual prompt were always failed in scripting. 820
  • Bug fix: Default session settings were not preserved, when set based on loaded stored session. 839
  • Bug fix: When mask wrapped in Edit file mask dialog, it was split into multiple masks.
  • Bug fix: The .NET assembly could not find winscp.exe, when run from network path. 841
  • Bug fix: Incorrect timestamp time zone in XML log and .NET assembly. 843
  • Bug fix: Rare incorrect conversion of line endings. 845
  • Bug fix: Keepalives cause timeouts with FTP protocol. 847
  • Bug fix: Occasional failure while authentication prompt is idle. 848
  • Bug fix: Selected note in directory tree was drawn incorrectly, when not focused in Explorer interface.
  • Bug fix: Temporary file with XML log was not removed with .NET assembly. 849
  • Bug fix: Rare incorrect EOL conversion.

5.0.6 beta

2012-02-29

  • Prototype of .NET assembly built around WinSCP scripting interface. 147
  • SSL core upgraded to OpenSSL 1.0.0g.
  • SFTP status packets with missing language tag are accepted. 770
  • Disabling session option Optimize connection buffer size disables unlimited SSH window to overcome bugs in some older version of OpenSSH. 635
  • When Optimize connection buffer size is enabled, also FTP socket internal buffer size is increased. Thanks to tteras. 787
  • Added workaround for Chokes on SSH-2 ignore messages SSH server bug. 577
  • SSH core upgraded to PuTTY 0.62. It brings following changes:
  • Several changes to enhance and simplify file masks:
    • Convenient dialog for setting file masks. 98
    • Change: File mask that does not end with slash matches only files, not directories anymore.
    • Change: Include directory masks are recursive.
    • Include directories checkbox on Select mask dialog was replaced with Apply to directories checkbox that suspends the above change.
    • Change: Include file mask that does not contain any directory mask matches any directory.
    • Change: Include/Exclude mask in transfer settings replaced with File mask, what is equivalent of Include mask (as supported already previously, it can contain exclude mask after |).
    • Change: Script options exclude and include deprecated in favor of -filemask=<mask> switch of get, put, synchronize and keepuptodate commands.
    • Change: Special characters ;,|<> in file masks can be used as literals by doubling them.
    • File masks can select files also by their modification timestamp. 672
  • Change: Escaping new lines in attribute values in XML log (particularly useful for attribute value of output and erroroutput).
  • Change: Script option transfer deprecated in favor of -transfer switch of get, put, synchronize and keepuptodate commands.
  • Added scripting command stat to retrieve attributes of remote file, along with associated stat XML log element.
  • Added /xmlgroups command-line parameter that causes XML log file generated while scripting, to group elements corresponding to the same script command under group element.
  • Added /nointeractiveinput command-line parameter that makes scripting fail all prompts, except for prompts for commands.
  • It is enough to click (as opposite to previous double-click) Transfer settings box on Transfer, Synchronize and Keep remote directory up to date dialogs to open Transfer settings dialog.
  • Change: Session option Remember last used directory is enabled by defaut.
  • Error when looking up user groups are by default suppressed.
  • Timeout prompt suggests turning off Optimize connection buffer size as workaround for some problems.
  • “Host key not verified” error messages includes host key fingerprint.
  • Host keys (both actual and configured) are recorded in session log.
  • Directories in file panel are never sorted by an extension.
  • Embedded GPL license text did not contain instructions for how to use GPL on your own programs. 800
  • When checking for updates, version of winscp.com and .NET assembly is also reported.
  • When downloading file with SFTP protocol, first open source remote file before deleting original contents of target local file. 803
  • Bug fix: Failure when connection is lost while retrieving file attributes with FTP protocol. 771
  • Bug fix: Failure on reconnects. 772
  • Bug fix: State of Synchronize on start of Keep remote directory up to date dialog was not preserved. 774
  • Bug fix: Operation progress was not shown on taskbar button. 777
  • Bug fix: Could not edit files over 64 KiB in an internal editor. 763
  • Bug fix: With FTP, particularly in scripting, files could be uploaded to wrong directory. 780
  • Bug fix: Could not select files by dragging selection marquee. 778
  • Bug fix: “Chokes on SSH-2 ignore messages” SSH bug was always on. 767
  • Bug fix: File list flickered on every focus move on Windows XP with Explorer-style selection disabled. 783
  • Bug fix: Could not search for +/-/* in filename in file panel by typing. 784
  • Bug fix: Failure when cancelling authentication prompt of background transfer. 785
  • Bug fix: Password was not remembered for background transfers and/or PuTTY sessions. 786
  • Bug fix: Progress window was incorrectly placed when reloading remote file opened in an Internal editor.
  • Bug fix: File was uploaded after closing an internal editor even when not changed, but reloaded. 790
  • Bug fix: Mask hint for transfer settings preset rules included file size mask.
  • Bug fix: With FTP protocol touch element was not generated in XML log file.
  • Bug fix: Could not handle less common formats of passive connection data response from FTP server. 793
  • Bug fix: Failure exit code always reported when reading script from standard input. 794
  • Bug fix: Cannot create desktop shortcut for session with special characters in name. 795
  • Bug fix: Progress bar tooltip was not hidden once the progress window disappears. 796
  • Bug fix: Failure on fatal script error.
  • Bug fix: SFTP file handle is written incorrectly when reading properties of remote file being overwritten. 798
  • Bug fix: Undisplayable information were logged/displayed incorrectly
  • Bug fix: Output/input from winscp.com is converted to/from Ansi encoding.
  • Bug fix: Fallback to registry storage, when implicit INI file storage was not writable, was not working. 801
  • Bug fix: Incorrect Base64 encoding in HTTP Basic authentication with FTP protocol. 804
  • Bug fix: Could not drop files on file panel (unless started and kept in report view). 806

5.0.5 beta

2011-11-08

  • Connection attempt can be cancelled. 757
  • After cancelling authentication prompt, error message is no longer displayed.
  • Bug fix: Failure while logging off the Windows.
  • Bug fix: Fixed parsing owner/group with modified ID on Properties dialog.
  • Bug fix: Missing animations on Progress window on Windows Vista/7.
  • Bug fix: When switching between session and shared bookmarks, path was not updated on the Open directory dialog.
  • Bug fix: Internal “Operation aborted” errors were not suppressed for background transfers.
  • Bug fix: Path label was not resized with larger shell font size.
  • Bug fix: Pageant authentication was not working on x64. 764
  • Bug fix: Failure on startup when master password is set. 765
  • Bug fix: Upload of non existing file in script using put command did not trigger error.

5.0.4 beta

2011-10-30

  • Icon is assigned to all top-level windows, in particular to initial Login dialog, so that there’s always WinSCP icon in the Alt+Tab view.
  • Bug fix: Synchronization check list view was corrupted.
  • Bug fix: Failure when changing view style in Explorer interface. 753
  • Bug fix: It was not possible to drag more than one file. 756
  • Bug fix: Default permissions for new remote directory did not include Execute right. 762

5.0.3 beta

2011-10-21

  • Recently used sessions are added to taskbar jump list on Windows 7. 527
  • Queue processing can be disabled. 29
  • Tab selector for sessions. 77
  • Change: Synchronized browsing state is stored with stored session, not in preferences. 10
  • Stored session folder opened/closed state is remembered. 220
  • Change: In mouse-only Explorer-style selection mode, single-file implicit mouse-selection is not preserved, when focus/selection is subsequently changed using keyboard.
  • Change: All fatal errors (those that cause exit code of WinSCP to be 1) in scripting are recorded in new subtag failure of root tag session in XML log. This includes connection errors, replacing previous recording in result tag.
  • Change: Value both of synchronize command switch criteria renamed to either to avoid confusion (both is still recognized for backward compatibility). 195
  • Increased socket internal buffer size for SSH with option to disable it. It improves transfer speed. Thanks to ultramage. 690
  • File sizes in file panel are optionally shown using short format (KiB, MiB, etc). 421
  • All binaries are signed with Martin Prikryl publisher certificate. 505
  • Automatic reconnect, when server stopped responding. 405
  • When script is aborted by the user, error exit code is used.
  • Explicit control for specifying anonymous FTP login on Login dialog. 569
  • FTP account can be specified on Login dialog. 203
  • MFC building readme file in source code package has wrong content.
  • When saving opened session, password saving is enabled, when master password is in use.
  • Connect timeout is configurable.
  • Information window about updates show times of the last and the next check for updates.
  • Increased height of Login dialog to fit more stored sessions. 378
  • Description of rawsettings script added to command-line help screen and open command help.
  • Change: Silently ignoring, when local file mask in put command matches no file. 746
  • Added mget alias for get script command and mput alias for put command.
  • Added echo script command. 551
  • URL of Getting started webpage opened from installer includes previously installed version, so that hints specific to upgrades from the version can be displayed.
  • Installer starts WinSCP minimized, when it also opens Getting started webpage.
  • Session option Allow GSSAPI credential delegation is now configurable on the Login dialog. 583
  • When renaming a folder within file panel, whole filename (including an extension) is always selected. 737
  • In-application license text updated to GPLv3. 751
  • Bug fix: Default session log file path was missing slash before filename.
  • Bug fix: Duplicate reconnect prompt when connection is lost, while transferring file in subdirectory.
  • Bug fix: Error was signaled from script when connection stalled even when it was reconnected. 731
  • Bug fix: Help > Contents command was not working.
  • Bug fix: Failure to locate GetUserNameEx. 734
  • Bug fix: Records of files transferred within subdirectory were written at once, not continuously, in XML logging. 739
  • Bug fix: Switch -rawsettings of open command was not working. 740
  • Bug fix: In mouse-only Explorer-style selection mode, selection was not cleared after clicking outside of selection, after focus/selection was previously changed using keyboard.
  • Bug fix: Mouse cursor stayed “busy” forever after drag&drop operation. 744
  • Bug fix: Main window was not restoring from system tray sometimes. 745
  • Bug fix: Session name was not preserved when duplicating session into a new window.
  • Bug fix: Failure when using an INI file. 747
  • Bug fix: Installer was not removing translations of previous versions on Windows 7.
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5.0.2 beta

2011-09-14

  • Any session configuration option can be set on command line and/or scripting in raw format using /rawsettings switch. 520
  • Change: Binary transfer mode is default. 670
  • Change: Connection error is recorded in XML log in new subtag result of root tag session. 545
  • Change: With FTP protocol, passive mode is used by default. 165
  • Environment variables are resolved in session hostname and username. 392
  • Installer without OpenCandy does not include OpenCandy license anymore.
  • Option to enable active mode with FTP protocol in scripting. 669
  • Both session (text) and XML log can be produced at the same time. 481
  • Bug fix: Failure when cancelling login dialog. 728
  • Bug fix: Failure to locate GetTimeZoneInformationForYear. 729
  • Bug fix: Check for application updates was not working.
  • Bug fix: Duplicate shortcut key in local Open directory window. 710

5.0.1 beta

2011-09-09

  • SSL core upgraded to OpenSSL 1.0.0e.
  • Support for different DST boundaries in the past. 656
  • Starting renaming the next file after confirming rename with Tab key. 701
  • External IP address for FTP active mode is configurable. 538
  • Logging local account into session log. 709
  • Setup informs at the end about reason restart is required (when it is) and that it does not prevent WinSCP from functioning, apart from the drag&drop shell extension. 686
  • Setup optionally opens Getting started webpage.
  • Prevented file virtualization. 719
  • F10 key closes an internal editor. 711
  • Error when opening FTP active mode connection, has explicit help link.
  • Bug fix: Cannot drag&drop files from local file panel. 721
  • Bug fix: Directory listing was shown as part of the file transfer error message with FTP protocol.
  • Bug fix: Missing application icon. 722
  • Bug fix: Internal editor window was not restored when minimized when editing the already file again. 723
  • Bug fix: Missing build.bat from the source code package. 724
  • Bug fix: Windows button on taskbar was not hidden when minimizing to tray. 725
  • Bug fix: Auto arranging of WinSCP window by Windows (and other applications) did not work. 186
  • Bug fix: Improved compatibility with MSVDM.
  • Bug fix: Opening session in PuTTY was not working. 726
  • Bug fix: Failure to store passwords encrypted with master password. 727
  • Bug fix: Link to a parent directory was not read in an empty remote root folder. 706

5.0 beta

2011-08-25

  • Unicode support. 586
  • Explorer-style file selection with mouse is enabled by default in Commander interface. 718
  • Bug fix: Buttons on Login dialog sometimes got hidden. 691
  • Bug fix: ? at the end of file mask did not enforce presence of character. 630
  • Bug fix: Failure when session is closed unexpectedly in scripting. 716
  • Bug fix: Cannot switch to Internal text editor when searching. 679
  • Bug fix: Wrong window layout with large fonts. 831
  • Bug fix: Minimized snapped window was not restored to its snapped position. 844

4.4.0 (hotfix)

2013-01-28

  • Bug fix: Icon on properties dialog was rendered with session color on background.
  • Bug fix: Tray icon was not restored after explorer/taskbar restart. 898
  • Bug fix: External IP address of the server is not used when provided IP address is automatically detected as unroutable. 904
  • Bug fix: Error connecting over SOCKS proxy with FTP protocol. 907
  • Bug fix: Local file/folder got recycled when dropped on folder on the same panel. 911
  • Bug fix: Failure when saving file opened from closed session. 918
  • Bug fix: Command on Console windows is not saved to history, when executed using Enter key. 934
  • Bug fix: Incorrect file was renamed when changing remote directory using directory tree while renaming file. 933
  • Bug fix: Failure to open session in scripting from command line was not reported in exit code. 953
  • Bug fix: Issuer and Subject were swapped on Certificate verification prompt. 967

4.3.9 (hotfix)

2012-07-24

  • Back-propagated some improvements and fixes from 5.0.8 beta release:
    • FTP passive mode IP address is substituted with connection address automatically when passive mode address is unroutable. 883
    • Postponing upload of modified edited remote file to allow the editor finish saving of the file. 870
    • Parsed directory listing is logged.
    • Bug fix: Instruction-only authentication prompts were failed, when predefined password was used in prior prompt already. 877
    • Bug fix: Error when connecting to FTPS servers not supporting SSL session resuming. 879
    • Bug fix: Bugs and other three-state session options were logged incorrectly.

4.3.8 (hotfix)

2012-06-07

  • Back-propagated some improvements and fixes from 5.0.7 and 5.0.8 beta releases:
    • SSL core upgraded to OpenSSL 1.0.1c.
    • Embedded GPL license text did not contain instructions for how to use GPL on your own programs. 800
    • Full row select is by default turned ‘off’ to allow easier selection of files by mouse.
    • Support for directory listing with timestamp format yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm with SCP protocol. 853
    • With scripting exit code is recorded in the session log file.
    • Bug fix: Fallback to registry storage, when implicit INI file storage was not writable, was not working. 801
    • Bug fix: Incorrect Base64 encoding in HTTP Basic authentication with FTP protocol. 804
    • Bug fix: Could not select files by dragging selection marquee. 778
    • Bug fix: Shut down once operation completes was blocked by confirmation prompt. 811
    • Bug fix: Failure on SSL session resuming. Thanks to Michael Lukashov. 668
    • Bug fix: Command lls showed incorrect size for files over 2 GiB. 819
    • Bug fix: Failure when generating valid local file name from name containing more than one invalid character. 836
    • Bug fix: Authentication prompts with no actual prompt were always failed in scripting. 820
    • Bug fix: Default session settings were not preserved, when set based on loaded stored session. 839
    • Bug fix: Keepalives cause timeouts with FTP protocol. 847
    • Bug fix: Incorrect timestamp time zone in XML log and .NET assembly. 843
    • Bug fix: Failure when changing active session while background transfer queue list was being updated. 864

4.3.7 (hotfix)

2012-02-18

  • Back-propagated some improvements and fixes from 5.0.6 beta release:
    • SSL core upgraded to OpenSSL 1.0.0g.
    • Bug fix: State of Synchronize on start of Keep remote directory up to date dialog was not preserved. 774
    • Bug fix: Progress window was incorrectly placed when reloading remote file opened in an Internal editor.
    • Bug fix: File was uploaded after closing an internal editor even when not changed, but reloaded. 790
    • Bug fix: With FTP protocol touch element was not generated in XML log file.
    • Bug fix: Could not handle less common formats of passive connection data response from FTP server. 793
    • Bug fix: Failure exit code always reported when reading script from standard input. 794
    • Bug fix: File list flickered on every focus move on Windows XP with Explorer-style selection disabled. 783
    • Bug fix: Progress bar tooltip was not hidden once the progress window disappears. 796

4.3.6 (hotfix)

2011-12-29

  • Bug fix: “Chokes on SSH-2 ignore messages” SSH bug was always on. 767
  • Back-propagated some improvements and fixes from 5.0.3 - 5.0.6 beta releases:
    • All binaries are signed with Martin Prikryl publisher certificate. 505
    • When script is aborted by the user, error exit code is used.
    • Connect timeout is configurable.
    • When renaming a folder within file panel, whole filename (including an extension) is always selected. 737
    • In-application license text updated to GPLv3. 751
    • Change: In mouse-only Explorer-style selection mode, single-file implicit mouse-selection is not preserved, when focus/selection is subsequently changed using keyboard.
    • SSH core upgraded to PuTTY 0.62. It brings following changes:
    • Bug fix: Fixed parsing owner/group with modified ID on Properties dialog.
    • Bug fix: When switching between session and shared bookmarks, path was not updated on the Open directory dialog.
    • Bug fix: Internal “Operation aborted” errors were not suppressed for background transfers.
    • Bug fix: Path label was not resized with larger shell font size.
    • Bug fix: Default permissions for new remote directory did not include Execute right. 762
    • Bug fix: Duplicate reconnect prompt when connection is lost, while transferring file in subdirectory.
    • Bug fix: Error was signaled from script when connection stalled even when it was reconnected. 731
    • Bug fix: Failure to locate GetUserNameEx. 734
    • Bug fix: Records of files transferred within subdirectory were written at once, not continuously, in XML logging. 739
    • Bug fix: In mouse-only Explorer-style selection mode, selection was not cleared after clicking outside of selection, after focus/selection was previously changed using keyboard.
    • Bug fix: Session name was not preserved when duplicating session into a new window.
    • Bug fix: Installer was not removing translations of previous versions on Windows 7.
  • OpenCandy advertising module reintroduced to the installer. There’s also ad-free alternative installer available.

4.3.5 (hotfix)

2011-09-18

  • Bug fix: Translations were not included in setup. 713
  • Bug fix: Versions of 3rd party components were not updated in translations. 715
  • Back-propagated some improvements and fixes from 5.0 - 5.0.2 beta releases:
    • SSL core upgraded to OpenSSL 1.0.0e.
    • Explorer-style file selection with mouse is enabled by default in Commander interface. 718
    • Starting renaming the next file after confirming rename with Tab key. 701
    • Logging local account into session log. 709
    • F10 key closes an internal editor. 711
    • Installer without OpenCandy does not include OpenCandy license anymore.
    • Bug fix: Directory listing was shown as part of the file transfer error message with FTP protocol.
    • Bug fix: Internal editor window was not restored when minimized when editing the already file again. 723
    • Bug fix: Link to a parent directory was not read in an empty remote root folder. 706
    • Bug fix: Failure when session is closed unexpectedly in scripting. 716
    • Bug fix: Duplicate shortcut key in local Open directory window. 710

4.3.4

2011-07-27

  • SSH core upgraded to PuTTY 0.61. It brings following changes:
    • When WinSCP fails to get a response from Pageant, it logs the fact.
    • Bug fix: Workaround for some servers blithely responding to winadj@putty.projects.tartarus.org with SSH_MSG_CHANNEL_SUCCESS despite probably having no idea what it means. winadj-success
    • Bug fix: Pageant authentication was not working. 703
  • The command list -a is stopped being used when returned listing is empty. 693
  • Using HTTP/1.1 when checking for application updates.
  • Bug fix: Unwanted auto-completion in comboboxes when resizing the window.
  • Bug fix: Arguments (passwords in particular) passed to PuTTY were not escaped correctly. 692
  • Bug fix: Special permissions were not preserved correctly in configuration. 695
  • Bug fix: Another invalid time zone shifting of file timestamps with FTP protocol. 696
  • Bug fix: Failure when connection closes with FTP protocol. 698
  • Bug fix: WinSCP was hanging when FTP directory listing connection was closed without response to LIST command. 699
  • Bug fix: Slow startup when there are disconnected network drives. 702
  • Bug fix: Notification balloon was displayed after finishing of every queue task. 705
  • Bug fix: No fallback to IPv4 with SSH. 707

4.3.3

2011-05-25

  • Rolled back increase of socket internal buffer size for SSH. 677
  • SSH core upgraded to the latest development snapshot of PuTTY (2011-03-04, revision 9120). It brings following changes:
    • Support for “zlib@openssh.com” compression. 146
    • Small performance improvements.
  • On Windows 7 progress of operation is shown on the taskbar button. 437
  • URLs with IPv6 address are supported. 681
  • Removed length limit for FTP Post login commands. 673
  • Colon in stored session name and IPv6 addresses is escaped when used for generated name of session log file.
  • State of Advanced options checkbox is always remembered. 650
  • Source of the configuration is stored into session log. 683
  • Navigating back/forward with synchronized browsing enabled affects both panels. 625
  • When renaming a file during transfer, only filename (without an extension) is optionally selected. 664
  • File renaming is not started, when only focusing application. 651
  • Session colors are used on stored session list. 687
  • Setup will default to use the same language as the last time.
  • Setup will not try to replace the drag&drop shell extension unless newer version is included. This prevents setup from requiring restart in many cases. 686
  • Bug fix: Incorrect conversion of timestamps between local and remote systems with respect to DST on Windows 2008 R2. 671
  • Bug fix: Failure on transfer error with SCP protocol. 674
  • Bug fix: Invalid time zone shifting of file timestamps with FTP protocol. 675
  • Bug fix: Pageant authentication was not working on x64. 662
  • Bug fix: Failure when reconnection fails with FTP protocol. 680
  • Bug fix: Failure when reconnecting with FTP protocol. 676
  • Bug fix: chmod command was not skipped with SCP protocol, when changing file properties but not changing permissions. 645
  • Bug fix: Error when uploading file with specific size with FTP protocol. 684

4.3.2

2011-02-23

  • SSL core upgraded to OpenSSL 1.0.0d.
  • Enabled TLS extensions in OpenSSL, what resolves problems with some FTP servers. 658
  • Change: Compare directories command uses Shift+F2 shortcut instead of Ctrl+C. 641
  • OpenCandy advertising module was suspended from the installer.
  • Added support for dragging files from WinRAR. 399.
  • Default ascii file mask extended with *.js. 642
  • SSH core upgraded to the latest development snapshot of PuTTY (2011-02-21, revision 9101).
  • Bug fix: Check for application updates was not working.
  • Bug fix: Error response to SFTP initialization request was sometimes parsed incorrectly.
  • Bug fix: It was not possible to skip errors during some operations. 654
  • Bug fix: Home directory was incorrect after reconnect with FTP protocol. 659
  • Bug fix: It was sometimes not possible to initiate file renaming. 657

4.3.1 beta

2010-12-11

  • SSL core upgraded to OpenSSL 1.0.0c.
  • File renaming is not started, when only focusing file panel. 570
  • Bug fix: Failure when logging in ad-hoc session. 632
  • Bug fix: Failure when directory is reloaded while renaming file. 633
  • Bug fix: Values with special characters were not exported correctly to PuTTY. 634
  • Bug fix: Invalid DST handling in the Southern hemisphere. 638
  • Bug fix: Synchronized browsing was not preserved, when restarting application. 639

4.3 beta

2010-11-07

  • Increased socket internal buffer size for SSH. It should improve transfer speed. Thanks to ultramage. 615
  • Environment variables are resolved in path to external editor. 563
  • Include/exclude masks can be used when moving files between local and remote directories. 536
  • Add to Bookmarks and Refresh commands added to context menus of panel path labels. 624
  • Change: With FTP protocol, passive mode is used by default. 165
  • Change: Links to website and help are no longer created in start menu folder. 616
  • Autocomplete disabled for most of the combo boxes. 619
  • SSH core upgraded to the latest development snapshot of PuTTY (2010-09-27, revision 9010). It brings following changes:
    • Improved port forwarding robustness.
    • When disconnected because there are no supported authentication methods left to try, the error message contains the list of methods sent by the server.
    • Standard GSS libraries are now loaded from standard locations rather than using the default DLL search path.
    • Other small bugs fixed.
  • SSL core upgraded to OpenSSL 1.0.0a. This effectively disables SSL 2.0
  • Bug fix: Error when refreshing panel content. 617
  • Bug fix: Error when more background transfers finish at the same moment. 622
  • Bug fix: Script does not abort after receiving no answer for prompt, when running in batch mode. 623
  • Bug fix: Main window appeared in background, when prompt for master password appeared during authentication. 629
  • Bug fix: Script running in batch mode did not automatically reconnect broken sessions. 517
  • Bug fix: Error when uploading empty file over FTPS. 489

4.2.9

2010-09-23

  • Never try to rename file to the very same name. 604
  • Bug fix: Failure when executing custom command and not capturing its output. 587
  • Bug fix: GSSAPI/Kerberos was not working. 590
  • Bug fix: Local file timestamp was interpreted incorrectly for synchronization on Windows 7. 591
  • Bug fix: Failure on close scripting command. 599
  • Bug fix: Path history was mixed among sessions. 607
  • Bug fix: Session closed after operation completed was automatically reconnected. 608
  • Bug fix: Check for application updates was hanging. 611
  • Bug fix: Missing content on OpenCandy screen. 600

4.2.8

2010-07-14

  • File size masks are allowed in script commands. 555
  • Change: Conversion of timestamps between local and remote systems with respect to DST follows changes introduced in Windows 7. 564 This breaks synchronization when you used previous WinSCP versions.
  • Installation package includes development versions of PuTTYgen and Pageant applications. It brings following changes:
    • PuTTYgen supports importing of new-style OpenSSH private keys (encrypted by AES rather than 3DES).
  • SSH core upgraded to the latest development snapshot of PuTTY (2010-05-19, revision 8952). Improving GSSAPI support.
  • Script commands and output are included into session log. 547
  • Bug fix: IPv6 support was broken. 556
  • Bug fix: Protocol ftps was ignored in session URL when port number was also specified. 558
  • Bug fix: Suggested session path was duplicated when saving new session. 562
  • Bug fix: SFTP packet counter overflow. 565
  • Bug fix: Sorting by owner/group was broken. 571
  • Bug fix: Failure when opening session protected with master password from command-line in console. 573
  • Bug fix: Saving password in default session settings did not force prompt for master password, allowing the password being stored unencrypted.
  • Bug fix: Missing OpenCandy DLL on Windows startup. 579
  • Bug fix: Hangs when changing directory using directory tree after toggling showing of hidden files. 580
  • Bug fix: !.! was suggested as name of executable when browsing for previously undefined executable.
  • Bug fix: Failure when running multiple instances of console interface tool in parallel. 581

4.2.7

2010-03-04

  • Increased maximal size of accepted SFTP packet. 548
  • Bug fix: Failure when closing connection after another failed connection. 547
  • Bug fix: Root path was not remembered as last working path on a drive. 549
  • Bug fix: Hang-up after closing connection. 550

4.2.6

2010-02-16

  • ZIP archive with both executables is released instead of just compressed EXE. 523
  • Automatically named session is renamed when hostname and/or username is modified. 532
  • When reading of file to be edited fails, empty internal editor is no longer shown.
  • Forcing width of message box not to exceed screen width.
  • Environment variables in path to private key file are resolved before passing it to PuTTY to open the session. 524
  • WinSCP name is included in balloon notifications. 533
  • Time zone offset can be set up to +/-25 hours. 534
  • Setup does not query OpenCandy for ads when running silent install.
  • Small visual changes for Windows 7.
  • Being tolerant to FTP servers enclosing path in 257 response to single quotes. 541
  • SSH core upgraded to the latest development snapshot of PuTTY (2010-01-17, revision 8846). Fixing memory leak.
  • SSL core upgraded to OpenSSL 0.9.8l.
  • Bug fix: Bookmarks with equal sign in their name were not preserved when using INI file. 522
  • Bug fix: Synchronize browsing failed, when entering local directory, while current remote path was root. 525
  • Bug fix: Having higher logging level set decreased performance even when logging itself was disabled. 526
  • Bug fix: Error when running ad hoc custom command. 529
  • Bug fix: Tray icon was sometimes not removed when application closed.
  • Bug fix: Navigation tree on Preferences dialog was corrupted sometimes. 539
  • Bug fix: Memory leak while authenticating with private key.
  • Bug fix: System date/time format was not followed on Windows 7. 537
  • Bug fix: On some systems winscp.com did not find winscp.exe when executed from search path. 542
  • Bug fix: Failure when connection was closed while Console window was opened. 544

4.2.5

2009-12-22

  • Environment variable WINSCP_PATH pointing to path, where WinSCP executable file is located, is set on startup, so it can be used to configure portable paths relative to the WinSCP executable file. 311
  • It is not possible to cancel master password prompt anymore, when saving session with passwords.
  • Slash added to names of directories in search results to distinguish them from files.
  • Keyboard shortcut for finding files changed to F3 in Explorer interface.
  • Path is recorded in history after changing directory in console window. 518
  • Replacing characters not allowed in local file names is taken into account with synchronized browsing. 512
  • Merged error message and directory creation confirmation box into one, when synchronized browsing cannot find corresponding opposite directory. 347
  • Synchronized browsing can handle change to different directory branch. 101
  • Placed Use same options next time on synchronization dialog above transfer settings box to make it clear that transfer settings are not saved. 519
  • SSH core upgraded to the latest development snapshot of PuTTY (2009-11-22, revision 8755). It does not bring any notable change.
  • Bug fix: When master password changing was canceled, message informing about successful change appeared anyway.
  • Bug fix: No help was associated with Security tab of Preferences dialog.
  • Bug fix: Passwords in default session settings were not re-encrypted when master password was changed.
  • Bug fix: Empty session password were in rare situation encrypted using master password, what caused seemingly useless prompts for master passwords.
  • Bug fix: WinSCP did not offer to unset read-only flag when overwriting local files anymore.
  • Bug fix: Error when downloading remote files from root directory into temporary local directory. 502
  • Bug fix: Failure when retrying connect attempt after host is not resolved. 503
  • Bug fix: Incorrect calculation of DST start/end date. 504
  • Bug fix: Session data on Login dialog were overwritten when locale is changed. 508
  • Bug fix: Error when moving local directory to remote side. 509
  • Bug fix: Help for put scripting command incorrectly claimed that -append switch is valid for FTP protocol only.
  • Bug fix: Ampersands (&) in names of transfer settings presets and custom commands were handled inconsistently. 506
  • Bug fix: Excluding file from transfer did not prevent access to the file. 514
  • Bug fix: Error when daylight saving is not properly configured in Windows. 519
  • Bug fix: Shell icon for stored session in folder could not be created. 515

4.2.4 beta

2009-10-25

  • File search. 92
  • Stored session passwords can be encrypted by AES cipher using master password. 273
  • Path relative to startup directory can be used in initial session local directory. 492
  • Up to 255 characters long SFTP server commands are allowed. 495
  • Value off of reconnecttime script option is case-insensitive. 491
  • SFTP status code is not logged as status/error code anymore. 484
  • While downloading trailing dot in filenames is replaced with %2E, as Windows trim them. 452
  • WinSCP can load plain text tunnel password from configuration (new attribute TunnelPasswordPlain). If possible, it automatically converts the password to encrypted form. 497
  • SSH core upgraded to the latest development snapshot of PuTTY (2008-09-27, revision 8665). It brings following changes:
    • Bug fix: Minor memory leaks.
  • Bug fix: Uploads of large files with FTP were restarting. 157
  • Bug fix: Error when opening separate shell session. 477
  • Bug fix: Backslash in remote path broke path label. 482
  • Bug fix: Using passive mode was suggested when connection fails even when used already. 485
  • Bug fix: Operation hanged for a while when transfer of file was skipped with FTP protocol. 486
  • Bug fix: Operation hanged occasionally when both control and transfer connection were closed at the same time with FTP protocol. 487
  • Bug fix: Quote escaping did not work with console interface tool. 494
  • Bug fix: Ctrl+C in console windows occasionally interrupted more than one prompt.
  • Bug fix: Failed connection in script closed last active session simultaneously.
  • Bug fix: It was not possible to copy remote files using drag&drop within remote panel with FTP protocol.
  • Bug fix: Problem minimizing progress windows while performing operation executed from command-line. 475
  • Bug fix: WinSCP hanged on some systems, when remote file with name reserved on Windows appeared in directory listing. 152
  • Bug fix: Backslash was inserted to remote path when running custom command from synchronization checklist dialog. 498

4.2.3 beta

2009-08-18

  • Configurable keyboard shortcuts for custom commands and shared bookmarks. 103
  • FTP proxy support. 27
  • FTPS server certificate is shown on Server and protocol information dialog. 438
  • Existing remote file can be opened in editor by typing its name. 366
  • Workaround for Momentum server limit of 32 KiB for reading/writing. 440
  • Added missing descriptions of certificate, implicit, explicitssl and explicittls switches for command-line and scripting.
  • Empty SSH keyboard interactive prompts are ignored. 388
  • 256×256 icon is deployed with WinSCP. 445
  • WinSCP prevents computer from being suspended during operation. 265
  • It can be configured how long WinSCP should keep trying reconnect broken sessions. 460
  • Change: Double double-quote is treated as a single double-quote within value of command-line parameter. 454
  • For FTP servers know not to support LIST -a command (Personal FTP server), LIST only is used by default. 458
  • Errors when deleting local files after upload finishes are reported. 462
  • Pressing Enter, while having selected an open session without hostname, loads the session. 463
  • Session name can be optionally used as part of the path to temporary copies of remote files. 385
  • Remote path may optionally not be used as part of the path to temporary copies of remote files. 229
  • Option for substituting FTP passive mode IP address with connection address. 376
  • Change: Once dot-only filenames are obscured from Windows, all security checks which hide dot-only filenames from user are removed. 452
  • Bug fix: Overwrite confirmations were shown even when target file did not exist when uploading with SFTP protocol. 442
  • Bug fix: Mask hints label on transfer settings dialogs was improperly placed when localized.
  • Bug fix: Failure when closing session while having log window opened and custom commands toolbar displayed. 441
  • Bug fix: Passive FTP transfers with IPv6 did not work. 446
  • Bug fix: Ctrl+R in the internal editor opened Replace dialog instead of reloading current document. 444
  • Bug fix: Meaning of UTF-8 encoding for filenames option was reversed for FTP. 450
  • Bug fix: Skipped files are shown in progress list on console. 451
  • Bug fix: Values were overlapped on progress window when Calculate total size transfer settings was disabled. 456
  • Bug fix: “There is no disk in drive” message was sometimes shown on startup. 19
  • Bug fix: Failure when configuration was changed, while file from closed internal editor was still being uploaded. 461
  • Bug fix: Failure when file was opened in editor while still being uploaded after closing editor. 465
  • Bug fix: Transfer progress was not shown on console when moving files to local directory. 443
  • Bug fix: Error when uploading empty folder that already existed on the server with FTP. 466
  • Bug fix: Failure when FTP data connection was lost. 467
  • Bug fix: Memory leak in drag&drop shell extension. 471
  • Bug fix: Failure when installing on Windows 2000. 447
  • Bug fix: OpenCandy DLL was installed even if user chose not to use it. 455
  • Bug fix: Icon was not displayed properly on Windows 2000. 473
  • Bug fix: Timeout may occurred earlier that configured with FTP. 472

4.2.2 beta

2009-06-28

  • New icon by Jonathan Heathcote
  • OpenCandy advertising network is used in installation application.
  • Each selected file/directory can be optionally added individually to background transfer queue. 97
  • It is possible to schedule computer shutdown at the end of operation or once the background transfer queue is empty. 292
  • New switches -append and -resume to scripting commands put and get to append file/resume transfer respectively. 298
  • Added switch /certificate to command-line and open script command to automatically accept SSL certificate with given fingerprint. 430
  • Change: SSH host key or SSL/TLS certificate can no longer be automatically verified using scripting batch mode. 411
  • When renaming a file within file panel, whole filename (including an extension) can be optionally selected again. 255
  • In Commander interface the directory tree can be optionally shown left of file list. 5
  • Broken idle sessions are optionally automatically reconnected. 30
  • Local custom commands that work both with remote and local file (diff-style) can be executed from synchronization checklist for pairs of files. 54
  • SSH core upgraded to the latest development snapshot of PuTTY (2009-04-26, revision 8519). It brings following changes:
    • Empty SSH keyboard interactive prompts are ignored. 388
  • SSL core upgraded to OpenSSL 0.9.8k.
  • FTPS session can be opened from script explicitly. 396
  • It is possible to turn off both modification time and file size comparison criteria, synchronizing thus only by file existence. 368
  • List of parameters can be passed to script using /parameter command-line parameter. The parameters are resolved in the script using %N% pattern. 197
  • For synchronization, when comparison by modification time is disabled, it is possible to turn off preserving of timestamp. 368
  • Empty password can be specified explicitly on command-line and in script to allow password-less authentication with FTP. 428
  • Speed limit can be set as part of transfer settings. 302
  • It can be configured how long script should keep trying reconnect broken sessions. 367
  • On download names of files reserved in Windows (such as NUL) are appended with %00 to allow saving them. 58
  • Appending to log file with XML format is disallowed.
  • Dialogs are showed on-screen even if center of the main window is off-screen. 360
  • Changed usage to discourage specification of session on command-line for console use.
  • Console interface tool usage shows only command-line parameters relevant for console use.
  • Limited number of HTTP redirects when checking for updates.
  • When opening connection in FTP active mode fails, using passive mode is suggested.
  • Workaround for Windows 7 incompatibility, preventing loading translation plugins. 423
  • For compatibility with Fedora 11, dot (.) after permissions in directory listing is ignored 436
  • Transfer settings controls reorganized so that Clear ‘Archive’ attribute fits to Upload options. 108
  • In Mirror synchronization mode it is possible to turn off comparison by modification time.
  • It is not possible to change XML log file name in middle of session. 393
  • Bug fix: Failure when downloading file from non-current directory with FTPS protocol. 390
  • Bug fix: Edit With dialog had wrong layout.
  • Bug fix: Overwriting new or updated files only was not working with SFTP when overwrite confirmations were disabled. 408
  • Bug fix: Occasional failure when closing commander window. 419
  • Bug fix: Local shortcuts were not followed. 420
  • Bug fix: Commander tab of Preferences dialog did not have help screen associated.
  • Bug fix: Selection did not follow focus after reloading of directory. 432
  • Bug fix: Stray empty line was printed on console on failed connections.
  • See also change list for 4.1.9.

4.2.1 beta

2009-02-27

  • Bug fix: It was not possible to open Preferences dialog. 381
  • Bug fix: Error message was appearing during installation. 382

4.2 beta

2009-02-26

  • FTPS (FTP over TLS/SSL) support using OpenSSL 0.9.8j. 36
  • It is possible to change group/owner of a remote file by UID/GID. 333
  • XML logging for more formal and machine-readable representation of operations performed during the session. 95
  • Filter for file panel. 56
  • New set of bookmarks/location profiles that is shared among all sessions. 284
  • Timestamps of uploaded files are preserved with FTP. 293
  • SSH core upgraded to the latest development snapshot of PuTTY (2008-02-23, revision 8461). It brings following changes:
    • Improved flow control with SSH-2, what improved transfer speed, particularly for downloads. 17 flow-control flow-control-filexfer
    • Support for SSH-2 RSA key exchange. ssh2-rsa-kex
    • Improved robustness when dealing with servers that does not respect WinSCP window size. ssh2-window-overrun
    • Improved robustness when dealing with servers that does not respect WinSCP packet size limit (e.g. GlobalSCAPE). 314 ssh2-bug-maxpkt
    • Switched to PuTTY’s own implementation of Kerberos/GSSAPI. It brings following changes: kerberos-gssapi
      • GSS key exchange algorithms are no longer supported.
      • Session option Service principal name is no longer supported.
    • Bug fix: WinSCP tried password authentication with SSH-1 even if the server says not to. ssh1-no-password
    • Bug fix: In CBC modes, decrypting the packet length could leak information. ssh2-cbc-pktlen-weakness
  • When checking for updates, beta versions are by default not reported.
  • Any file mask can include exclude masks (separated by pipe). 328
  • Position of internal editor window is remembered. 317
  • It is possible to synchronize remote files with name that is not allowed on Windows. 31
  • Console window of .exe can be minimized to task bar status area. 243
  • For external editors, WinSCP no longer waits for editor process to be closed by default. It keeps edited remote file in temporary directory until WinSCP closes instead. Previous behavior can be forced using editor preference option External editor opens each file in separate window (process). 334
  • In editor preferences list, editing certain files with an associated application can be configured. 283
  • It is possible to edit files in ad hoc selected editor. 291
  • Using of switch -a with FTP LIST command is configurable. 275
  • For messages without associated help page, WinSCP can initiate search of whole documentation site.
  • File mask hint shows file size mask syntax.
  • Number of not shown hidden files is indicated on status bar.
  • Expanding/collapsing capability of create directory dialog removed.
  • Bug fix: File externally hidden was not removed from file panel.
  • Improvements and fixes back-propagated to 4.1.9 hotfix release.

4.1.9 (hotfix)

2009-04-23

  • Back-propagates some improvements and fixes from 4.2 beta release:
    • Workaround for problem with Tectia SFTP server corrupting remote file if resumed transfer fails again. 351
    • Errors while keeping session alive with FTP protocol are ignored.
    • Bug fix: When synchronizing timestamps of local files, update of non-existing local files was offered. 346
    • Bug fix: When name of destination remote file was changed on overwrite confirmation dialog, timestamps and permissions were yet set on the original filename (SFTP only).
    • Bug fix: Change of name of destination remote file on overwrite confirmation dialog was not reflected properly for resumable file transfers (SFTP only).
    • Bug fix: Failure during dummy listing of remote directory with FTP as form of keepalive, while error message of failed regular directory listing was shown.
    • Bug fix: Failure after closing internal editor. 349
    • Bug fix: Infinite loop when FTP directory listing with -a switch fails. 352
    • Bug fix: Paste in an internal editor could not be undone. 354
    • Bug fix: Script switch -preservetime did not work. 361
    • Bug fix: Repetitive prompts for adding bookmark when switching between “bookmark” and “location profile” mode.
    • Bug fix: Suspending background transfer was not working with FTP. 341
    • Bug fix: Occasional failure when showing main window. 369
    • Bug fix: Status bar on log file window always indicated no log file. 370
    • Bug fix: Just leaved directory was not focused in file panel when paths as reported by remote server ended with slash. 371
    • Bug fix: Opening session in PuTTY was not working for ad-hoc sessions. 372
    • Bug fix: Incorrectly URL-encoded character in session specification may caused the session to be silently ignored. 373
    • Bug fix: Failure of authentication was not shown on authentication dialog with FTP protocol.
    • Bug fix: Directories with no transferred files were not created on upload with FTP. 137
  • Back-propagates some improvements and fixes from upcoming 4.2.2 release:
    • Improved logging of FTP protocol events and errors.
    • Password for tunnel session is also remembered for background transfers. 400
    • Timestamps of local and remote file are compared with respect to their precision when transferring updated files only. 409
    • Bug fix: File selection was broken after sorting on Windows Vista. 383
    • Bug fix: Main window stopped responding if directory listing with SFTP started with file with suspicious name. 384
    • Bug fix: No overwrite confirmation when dropping local files to local panel of Commander interface. 387
    • Bug fix: Local and remote panels were inconsistently sorted by extension. 389
    • Bug fix: The Update subdirectories checkbox of Keep remote directory up to date did not apply to synchronization on start. 395
    • Bug fix: When changing directory with FTP failed due to new remote path being different to requested one, respective error message missed to report a cause. 398
    • Bug fix: Remembered password of main session was in some cases reused to authenticate tunnel session for background transfers. 400
    • Bug fix: Blank lines of command output were not shown in console window. 402
    • Bug fix: Button-like controls disappeared when accelerators were about to be shown on Windows Vista. 329
    • Bug fix: Last modification date was not shown in local file panel with some rare system date/time formats. 406
    • Bug fix: Transfer to temporary file was disabled when transferring file to/from editor. 407
    • Bug fix: Overwrite confirmation prompt was showing timestamps not adjusted for DST with FTP. 412
    • Bug fix: Failure while uploading file when timestamp of remote file was not retrieved with FTP protocol. 413
    • Bug fix: WinSCP hanged when FTP connection was closed while waiting for reply to keepalive. 414
    • Bug fix: FTP command scheduled for execution just before connection is closed was executed out of the order after reconnect. 415

4.1.8

2008-12-01

  • Expanding/collapsing capability of message boxes removed.
  • Bug fix: Icon on Properties dialog is shrunk to fit, if shell icon size is too large. 323
  • Bug fix: Dragging of item in editor list was not correctly stopped.
  • Bug fix: Error when moving current remote directory to different location (e.g. by dragging tree node). 330
  • Bug fix: Duplicating session in new window was not working. 332
  • Bug fix: Color of file panel border was not updated in some cases.
  • Bug fix: Error during startup when initial local directory as reported by Windows starts with lowercase drive letter. 319
  • Bug fix: Size of externally removed local files was not detracted from total file size shown on status bar.
  • Bug fix: File statistics on status bar was not updated with automatic update of local file panel on external change.
  • Bug fix: Controls on some dialogs (e.g. editor preferences dialog) were occasionally corrupted. 336

4.1.7

2008-09-28

  • Output from console interface tool is no longer buffered. 281
  • System error message is shown when FTP connection is refused.
  • Transfer mode and resume support status are no longer shown on progress window.
  • Internal editor is opened faster. 312
  • It is possible to reference session in folder from command line and script. 300
  • Session name can contain special characters like []/. 305
  • In scripting on session start local working directory is set to the one saved in stored session. 303
  • Bug fix: Wrapping of long files were not applied to newly opened internal editors. 287
  • Bug fix: Alias to directory listing command was not cleared (SCP only). 285
  • Bug fix: Failure when creating directory with SFTP. 307
  • Bug fix: “List index out of bounds (-1)” error on startup with Explorer interface and Show full path on address bar option disabled. 294
  • Bug fix: Transfer progress indication was not completed with FTP protocol. 278
  • Bug fix: Paste in an internal editor lost final new line. 277
  • Bug fix: Dialogs opened from Preferences dialog opened from internal editor are properly placed over them. 282
  • Bug fix: Failure when dragging item in editor list.
  • Bug fix: Internal editor status bar was not updated after reload.
  • Bug fix: WinSCP closed without warning even when internal editor with modified local file was opened.
  • Bug fix: Changes to internal editor configuration were not applied to opened editors with local files.
  • Bug fix: Random pieces of log were duplicated in log window. 310
  • Bug fix: Log window was not updated while connecting.
  • Bug fix: Some administrative restrictions were not being applied. 315

4.1.6

2008-07-30

  • Bug fix: Failure when skipping error during ls command in scripting. 269
  • Bug fix: Unix-style paths on command-line were ignored. 267
  • Bug fix: Permissions to uploaded directories were set even when Set permissions was off, what caused problems on servers not allowing setting permissions to directories (Serv-U). 268
  • Bug fix: Misplaced sorting arrow was shown when file panel was sorted by hidden column.
  • Bug fix: Remote files were incorrectly moved to recycle bin even when alternative resume or append was selected instead of overwrite.
  • Bug fix: Overwritten remote files were not moved to recycle bin during resumable transfers. 272
  • Bug fix: Overwritten remote files were not moved to recycle bin if overwrite confirmations were disabled. 272
  • Bug fix: It was pointlessly offered to alternatively resume transfer when local and remote files had a same size.
  • Bug fix: Refreshing large remote directory tree took too long. 279
  • Bug fix: Workaround for failure on startup. 140

4.1.5

2008-07-12

  • For internal directory listings with FTP protocol LIST is used unless LIST -a was already proven to work. 263
  • Bug fix: .. directory become visible eventually in Explorer interface. 259
  • Bug fix: Open session in new window was not working for stored sessions in folders. 266
  • Bug fix: It was not possible to permanently select English language, when default system language was different (and that language for WinSCP was installed).
  • Bug fix: It was not possible to move files by drag&drop to other applications when using drag&drop shell extension. 261
  • Bug fix: Failure when starting console interface tool. 260

4.1.4 beta

2008-06-25

  • More verbose error messages are shown when operation with local file fails.
  • Improved detection of Vista for workaround for bug in it preventing selection of files with keyboard. 242
  • Ignoring less than 2 seconds timestamp difference when synchronizing. 249
  • Improvements to setup: 240
    • Improved support for installation by non-privileged users.
    • User preferences set in installer are used as defaults for all users, not only the one that has installed it.
    • Option to add WinSCP path to search path is not offered if installer is not run by administrator.
    • Bug fix: Installed WinSCP uses by default registry to store configuration for all users, not only the one that has installed it.
  • When winscp.com is forcefully terminated, winscp.exe is not left running behind anymore. 246
  • Most lists can be scrolled while item is dragged, particularly stored sessions list. 241
  • Whitespace is no longer required after comment line in scripting. 252
  • Workarounds for OpenSSH-specific bugs are applied with Sun SSH as well. 228
  • Bug fix: Workaround for failure on startup on Windows Vista. 140
  • Bug fix: Drag&drop with shell extension did not work if temporary path was set in short form. 254
  • Bug fix: Automatic reconnect during transfer did not work occasionally. 72
  • Bug fix: Local proxy was not working at all. 244
  • Bug fix: WinSCP hanged when dummy protocol command was dispatched to keep session alive, while reconnecting.
  • Bug fix: WinSCP hanged when server stopped receiving data.
  • Bug fix: Improved compatibility with MSVDM. Maximized main window no longer minimize into small window caption. 174
  • Bug fix: Scripting command call tried to interpret command switches. 238

4.1.3 beta

2008-05-23

  • Bug fix: Scripting command synchronize ignored local directory parameter. 233
  • Bug fix: Failure when closing. 232

4.1.2 beta

2008-05-09

  • Active session is kept alive while watching for changes in script. 211
  • Improved local file panel refresh on change detection. 62
  • Bug fix: “Abnormal program termination” error when closing. 226
  • Bug fix: Application was stealing ports binded to by other applications when setting up SSH tunnel. 188
  • Bug fix: Application hangs when change is detected while session is disconnected. 230

4.1.1 beta

2008-05-04

  • Speed limit of background transfers can be set also from the main menu.
  • Descriptive hints are shown also on status bar of internal editor.
  • Error messages with no explicit help page are at least linked with common error messages.
  • Error code is reported from scripting also when file overwriting is denied. 210
  • FTP tab of Login dialog is shown only with advanced options enabled.
  • Change: Text files are not converted to canonical format with FTP protocol. 204
  • When checking for updates, only one request is sent to the server.
  • Bug fix: Error when trying to download non-existing file in scripting with FTP. 212
  • Bug fix: Failure on attempt to keepalive while operation is in progress (FTP). 185
  • Bug fix: Failure on tunnel connection termination. 187
  • Bug fix: No help page was associated with Save session dialog.
  • Bug fix: Error while changing language. 217
  • Bug fix: Authentication dialog displayed multiple prompts incorrectly.
  • Bug fix: Error “List index out of bounds” while opening a main window. 178
  • Bug fix: It was not possible to drop files from other application on system with multi-byte character set. 181
  • Bug fix: Authentication prompt for tunnel sessions was not marked properly.
  • Bug fix: Key passphrase prompt was not being localized.
  • Bug fix: WinSCP failed to quit because of stalled check for updates. 198
  • Bug fix: Failure when moving files from remote directory with SCP. 206
  • Bug fix: Error on opening main window. 218
  • Bug fix: Error when unsupported command is used for keepalive with FTP. 208
  • Bug fix: Default log file path still used &s pattern instead of !s. 224

4.1 beta

2008-03-20

  • SSH core upgraded to PuTTY 0.60. It brings following changes:
    • Support for “local proxying”, where a network connection is replaced by a local command.
    • Various cryptographic improvements in SSH-2, including SDCTR cipher modes and a workaround for a weakness in CBC cipher modes. Support for Diffie-Hellman group exchange with SHA-256 was not included due to performance problems.
    • Support for the Arcfour cipher in SSH-2.
    • When Pageant is running and an SSH key is specified in the configuration, WinSCP will now only try Pageant authentication with that key. This gets round a problem where some servers would only allow a limited number of keys to be offered before disconnecting.
    • Support for SSH-2 password expiry mechanisms, and various other improvements and bugfixes in authentication.
    • A change to the SSH-2 password camouflage mechanism in 0.58 upset some Cisco servers, so we have reverted to the old method.
    • If authentication challenge includes multiple prompts, all are displayed in one form.
    • Random seed file is being stored to application data folder when possible.
    • Bug fix: SSH-1 connections tended to crash, particularly when using port forwarding.
    • Bug fix: SSH Tectia Server would reject SSH-2 tunnels from WinSCP due to a malformed request.
    • Bug fix: SSH-2 login banner messages were being dropped silently under some circumstances.
    • Bug fix: IPv6 should now work on Windows Vista.
  • Stored sessions can be organized into folders. 34
  • Switched to Quest PuTTY implementation of Kerberos/GSSAPI. It brings following changes:
    • Preference of GSS key exchange algorithms can be configured on Key exchange tab of login dialog.
    • Session option Allow Kerberos 5 ticket forwarding in GSSAPI/SSPI obsoleted (was probably useless anyway).
    • Session option Server realm renamed to Service principal name.
  • Added several switches to scripting commands to extend their capabilities with functionality available in GUI already:
    • -mirror and -criteria 59 for synchronize;
    • -delete for synchronize and keepuptodate (obsoletes option synchdelete);
    • -permissions, -nopermissions and -speed 109 for get, put, synchronize and keepuptodate;
    • -delete, -preservetime and -nopreservetime for get and put;
    • -timeout, -privatekey and -passive 132 for open.
  • Added switch /hostkey to command-line and open script command to automatically accept host keys with given fingerprint.
  • Environment variables can be used in scripting commands. The syntax is %NAME%. 76
  • Command Duplicate can transfer files in between different opened sessions (via local temporary copy). It can also be used to duplicate the file within the session, if the protocol does not allow direct duplication. 127
  • In file panel, file sorting by date and size is by default descending.
  • Speed limit can be actually set in KiB/s.
  • Speed limit can be set for background transfers. 115
  • Custom command to execute SFTP server binary may be specified. This allows using su to run SFTP server. 84
  • Transfer settings were removed from transfer options dialog to simplify it. The settings can be changed by selecting transfer settings preset or by invoking custom transfer settings dialog (the same way as for synchronization).
  • More than one host key for a host may be accepted.
  • It is possible to cancel connection attempts of background transfer.
  • Proxy settings to check for updates can be automatically detected from system and IE settings.
  • Improved keepalive mechanism of FTP sessions by listing current directory in regular intervals.
  • On upgrade, setup informs if there are installed translations that are not present in new release anymore.
  • Setup removes obsolete translations from previous installations.
  • When synchronized browsing is on and entered directory does not exist in an opposite directory, WinSCP offers to create it.
  • Saving password to stored session must be explicitly requested using checkbox on save session dialog (replaces previous warning message box). 136
  • Transfer options dialog can be suppressed. 44
  • Change: Removed One file only editing mode.
  • During resumable transfers, the destination file is not removed (if present) until the transfer actually finishes.
  • When opening secondary shell session, startup actions like clearing of aliases, unsetting national variables and looking up user groups are not performed.
  • For SCP protocol, listing command can be fully specified to overcome specifics of platform (this obsoletes former option Alias LS to display group name). 142
  • New patterns for custom commands: !/ expands to current remote path, !@ expands to current session hostname. !u expands to username, !p expands to password. 48
  • Escaping of special characters is reversed on upload. 32
  • Custom FTP commands can be executed after login. 162
  • Transfer and session toolbars automatically stretches to right window edge.
  • Command line panel is toolbar (can be docked elsewhere).
  • Address and command line drop down boxes follow the toolbar style.
  • On Explorer interface, path on address toolbar is editable.
  • KiB is used instead of KB for kilobyte.
  • Estimated time is shown instead of elapsed time in queue list.
  • Open in PuTTY makes PuTTY use Telnet or SSH session for FTP sessions in WinSCP.
  • Host key confirmation dialog has an option to copy the key into clipboard.
  • Server does not use UTF-8 changed to UTF-8 encoding for filenames and moved to Environment tab, as it is used also by FTP protocol.
  • Time zone offset moved to Environment tab, as it is used also by FTP protocol.
  • Shift-Del deletes to recycle bin, if deletion to recycle bin is disabled, and vice versa.
  • Opening bookmarks and home directory do not trigger synchronized browsing anymore.
  • Drive drop down menu shows My documents when current local directory is below “My documents” folder.
  • It is possible to optionally overwrite stored password with new one, if authentication with original stored password fails.
  • When renaming a file within file panel, only filename (without an extension) is selected.
  • When storing remote file to local temporary directory, full remote path is recreated locally to make identification of file easier (particularly in external editor). 4
  • Several improvements to internal editor:
    • Search direction can be specified.
    • Support for multiple undoes and redo.
    • Tab size can be defined. 12
    • Improved toggling of word wrapping.
  • Print command added to default custom command examples. 6
  • When operation finishes while minimized, window is no longer restored. Instead taskbar balloon is shown.
  • When saving session with password, option is given not to store the password.
  • Changed default local tunnel port number range to “IANA Dynamic and/or Private Ports range”. 173
  • Change: Log file path patterns changed to match those of custom commands.
  • WinSCP starts on the same monitor it was closed the last time. 135
  • Notification balloon is not displayed after background upload of edited/opened file is finished. 143
  • Edit link function is available in context menu of remote symbolic links.
  • Size of directory change cache is limited.
  • Error messages of background transfer are actually presented as errors.
  • Initial size of Commander window is increased.
  • Improved initial placing of Commander window.
  • Improved call command description with respect to FTP protocol.
  • ftp protocol added to command-line syntax help.
  • Most options on SCP tab of login dialog are disabled, when SCP protocol is not selected, to avoid confusion (although they can actually be used when SCP fallback is administered).
  • Cleaned icons for Open in PuTTY and Log Window.
  • Default ping interval session option is not saved anymore.
  • Patterns hint next to proxy telnet/local command on Proxy tab of login dialog.
  • Change: Transfer option Preserve read-only is off by default.
  • On download with LF to CR/LF EOL conversion, CR EOL’s were needlessly removed. 67
  • UTF-8 byte-order-mask is stripped on upload. 82
  • Example for switching user on login added to Shell session option (/bin/bash -c 'sudo su -').
  • Better error reporting when contacting winscp.net to check for application updates fails.
  • When script output is redirected to file, filename in transfer progress report is not truncated. 63
  • Names of directories being compared during synchronization in scripting are echoed. 73
  • Bug fix: It was not possible to match file/directory in root with file mask. 170
  • Bug fix: Failure when dropping file to .. link (particularly with FTP). 166
  • Bug fix: Incorrect handling of certain errors while connecting.
  • Bug fix: Ping interval of the first opened FTP session was preserved for all later sessions.
  • Bug fix: When traversing path components in input boxes, input cursor may have ended past the end of text.
  • Bug fix: It was possible to configure Preserve timestamp transfer settings for synchronization, although it is always enabled actually.
  • Bug fix: Bottom-aligned components of login and preferences dialog may have been positioned (partially) off-screen. 33
  • Bug fix: Main window was opened on primary monitor even if login dialog was moved to other monitor. 135
  • Bug fix: Pressing Esc while renaming session on Login dialog, closed the dialog instead of cancelling the renaming.
  • Bug fix: When remote file is dropped to place, where dropping is not possible, misleading error message was shown, when drag&drop shell extension was enabled.

4.0.7

2008-03-03

  • While downloading trailing space in filenames is replaced with %20, as Windows does not allow them. 45
  • Bug fix: Occasional failure while closing console window.
  • Bug fix: Empty directories were not created on upload with FTP. 137
  • Bug fix: Choosing between opening session in current or new window using Shift key was not working properly. 155
  • Bug fix: When cancelling moving of local file to remote directory with FTP protocol, local source file was removed. 35
  • Bug fix: Overwrite confirmations could not be suppressed for FTP protocol. 153
  • Bug fix: It was possible to import “WinSCP temporary session” back to WinSCP. 148

4.0.6

2008-01-03

  • U3 version launches by default PuTTY for U3 and saves settings to its registry key.
  • Access denied errors upon implicit writing to an INI file are ignored (it is expected that user made the file read-only deliberately).
  • Drag and drop on 64-bit systems is working (was actually implemented for testing purposes in 4.0.5 already).
  • When parsing directory listing, “at” sign after permissions is silently ignored
  • INI file is being saved only when there was a change made.
  • Bug fix: WinSCP has not allowed ending of Windows session (Log off, Shut down, etc.).
  • Bug fix: The last line of authentication banner may have been incorrectly listed on authentication window.
  • Bug fix: When prompt was displayed while reconnecting session with internal editor focused, it was not possible to focus the prompt input box.
  • Bug fix: WinSCP was ignoring external requests to resize its window (particularly Cascade, Tide Horizontally and Tide Vertically taskbar commands).
  • Bug fix: WinSCP hanged when authentication prompt was displayed while “timeout” message was shown.
  • Bug fix: With some servers, it was not possible to remove a directory because WinSCP made the directory current before deletion (FTP).
  • Bug fix: INI file was uselessly being saved also when opened for reading only.
  • Bug fix: Improved compatibility with MSVDM. Main window no longer minimize into small window caption.
  • Bug fix: Quotes around string options saved to an INI files were duplicated.
  • Bug fix: Reference to dragext.dll was not released once not used.
  • Bug fix: Directory content cache was not reset after timestamp synchronization.
  • Bug fix: When specifying session using ftp:// URL, correct port 21 is used by default.
  • Bug fix: When URL of translator was not specified, stray URL was used instead.

4.0.5

2007-10-24

  • With FTP protocol, errors when parsing file permissions in directory listing are ignored.
  • Reading/writing INI files is faster.
  • Hostkey of tunneled session is verified against target session of tunnel.
  • When opening session in PuTTY, defaults for session options not set by WinSCP are loaded from Default settings of PuTTY.
  • Increased maximal length of username.
  • Full system error is reported when writing of local file fails.
  • Sample custom command Execute changed to ./! (from !).
  • When parsing directory listing, plus sign after permissions, separated by space, is silently ignored.
  • When uploading to symbolic link with SFTP protocol, resuming is disabled to preserve the link.
  • Bug fix: Automatic reconnect in scripting was not working.
  • Bug fix: When reading of local file failed, while uploading with SFTP protocol, file transfer was interrupted without reporting any error.
  • Bug fix: When file transfer failed with FTP protocol, whole batch was interrupted, without an option to retry or skip the file transfer.
  • Bug fix: Failure when parsing of directory listing failed with FTP protocol.
  • Bug fix: Background color of directory tree icons has not reflected session color.
  • Bug fix: Removed dependency on netapi32.dll (not present on Windows 95/98/ME).
  • Bug fix: It was not possible to upload file opened in another application with FTP protocol.
  • Bug fix: Missing GSSAPI was incorrectly reported, even when SSPI with GSSAPI support was present.
  • Bug fix: Workaround for occasional bug when opening some dialogs.

4.0.4

2007-09-02

  • Fallback to simple FTP LIST command, when LIST -a fails.
  • Workaround for bug in Windows Vista preventing selection of files with keyboard.
  • Offline network drives are not scanned on startup to prevent long delays before a main window is shown.
  • Improved security when handling URL’s (from web browser).
  • Bug fix: When connection was broken during automatic transfers, program stalled for few seconds.
  • Bug fix: Instability when the connection was dropped while keep remote directory up to date function was running.
  • Bug fix: Malformed prompt for username in scripting.
  • Bug fix: Second opened session with enabled SSH tunnel (with automatic selection of tunnel port) actually used the existing tunnel of the first session.
  • Bug fix: Memory leak when SSH connection is refused.
  • Bug fix: When username is not specified on login dialog, password typing is revealed on authentication dialog.

4.0.3

2007-07-12

  • Mask *.php* in default text file mask is replaced with *.php and *.php3.
  • Subdirectories of current directory are not scanned for purpose of displaying in tree view when the tree view is hidden.
  • Bug fix: Once any transfer is done while keep remote directory up to date is running, its dialog cannot be minimized anymore.
  • Bug fix: Failure when automatically reconnecting the session from script with option batch continue.

4.0.2 beta

2007-05-29

  • Bug fix: Popup menus invoked from buttons were not working.

4.0.1 beta

2007-05-28

  • FTP core upgraded to FileZilla 2.2.32. The upgrade solves some vulnerabilities.
  • When Session sheet is automatically selected on Login dialog (creation of new session, etc.), the Host name box is focused.
  • Username of the main session is reused for background transfers.
  • Different set of keepalive settings is used for FTP. FTP now has keepalives enabled by default.
  • For convenience, file mask “*.” matches files without an extension (even if the name does not include the dot at all).
  • When window is minimized during transfer that is part of synchronization, it stays minimized till the end of synchronization.
  • After failure to open session requested from command line, login window is not shown.
  • Command Open in PuTTY uses tunnel for current session.
  • Global configuration that can be set on login dialog (user interface style, logging) is saved when session it saved.
  • Alt+F6 now edits the link (if applicable).
  • Bug fix: Checksum calculation with SFTP protocol was not working at all.
  • Bug fix: For remote directories with names like “C:”, the icons of local drives were used.
  • Bug fix: Proxy setting were ignored when setting up SSH tunnel.
  • Bug fix: Password for proxy was ignored with FTP.
  • Bug fix: SFTP uploads occasionally hanged.
  • Bug fix: Prompts (such as password prompts) for background transfers froze the main window.
  • Bug fix: It was not possible to change path by Browse button (such as path to a log file).
  • Bug fix: Yes to All on overwrite confirmation box was not working (FTP only).
  • Bug fix: For automatic transfers (uploads from editor, synchronization), the transfer was incorrectly automatically “resumed” when source file was larger than destination one, leaving content of file corrupted (FTP only). The issue may also make uploads from editor impossible in case server does not support (text file) transfer resuming.
  • Bug fix: Local files excluded from transfer (upload) were indefinitely locked by WinSCP.
  • Bug fix: Script failed once it needed to ask for password (with SFTP and SCP only).
  • Bug fix: Open session in PUTTY did not use stored password.
  • Bug fix: When switching back to WinSCP internal editor from another application, the main WinSCP window was focused instead.
  • Bug fix: When synchronization occurred while the Keep remote directory up to date dialog was minimized, it was not possible to restore it.

4.0 beta

2007-04-07

  • FTP support (based on FileZilla project).
  • WinSCP can itself setup SSH tunnel to allow indirect connections through proxy SSH host.
  • WinSCP executable is now named WinSCP.exe instead of WinSCP3.exe. The same change applies to default installation path and Start menu group (for upgrades, existing WinSCP3 path is preserved).
  • Added simple “typical installation” option to setup that requires no further interaction from the user (apart from interface selection for fresh installs).
  • Optional minimization to taskbar notification area (system tray).
  • When executed as portable (not installed) for the very first time, an INI file is used by default, if user has write permissions to directory, where WinSCP is executed from.
  • Taskbar balloons optionally used for notifications when appropriate:
    • When inactive session is disconnected.
    • When background transfer queue is emptied (except for active session, when queue list is visible).
    • When user interaction is required, while WinSCP is minimized.
    • When new release is detected.
  • File checksum can be calculated from Properties dialog (providing the server supports the functionality).
  • SFTP uploads optimized.
  • New option for handling of remote file timestamps: Preserve remote timestamp.
  • New scripting option option batch continue. When set, WinSCP ignores and skips all errors.
  • New scripting option option echo to enable echoing of commands being executed.
  • New command to execute the last ad hoc custom command.
  • Tabs on Login dialog that have no usable option for current context (e.g. protocol) are hidden.
  • “Host hasn’t answered for X seconds” message disappears itself once the response finally arrives also in scripting.
  • File edited in an internal editor can be reloaded (refreshed).
  • Support for SSPI authentication.
  • Support for Kerberos ticket forwarding.
  • Configuration can be exported to an INI file.
  • New command Duplicate session.
  • Mirror mode for synchronization, where files are updated on any timestamp difference (i.e. even newer files are updated).
  • Custom commands history stores also the command options.
  • Preview changes for synchronization is enabled by default.
  • Quick preset buttons for Windows and Unix systems on Environment tab of Login dialog (visible when advanced options are turned off only).
  • It is no longer required to specify username of login dialog. User is prompted for username once required (and only if required).
  • Information shown on status bar were reduced.
  • Environment variables can be used in most configurable paths (like path to random seed file, log file, configuration INI file, PuTTY executable, folder for temporary files, private key file, etc.). The syntax is %NAME%. Part of U3 support.
  • Script aborts eventually after receiving no answer for prompt (like password prompt), when running in batch mode.
  • Whole authentication prompt is shown, even if it spans multiple lines.
  • When Shift key is hold while New session or Duplicate session commands are selected, the session is opened in new instance (window) of WinSCP.
  • Button Load on Stored sessions tab of Login dialog renamed to Edit.
  • F1 opens help for current tab on Login and Preferences dialogs.
  • What’s this button on dialog caption (?) opens help directly.
  • Button Help replaced with Close on Login dialog.
  • Single log file is used for all connections of one session (background transfer connections, secondary shell connection, tunnel connection).
  • During silent uninstall, user is not prompted for cleanup of application data.
  • Workaround for SSH servers based on cryptlib, which reports invalid files types in response to SSH_FXP_LSTAT request.
  • Configuration of GSSAPI/SSPI authentication is exported to PuTTY sessions.
  • When changing configuration storage, also caches (change directory cache, accepted SSH host keys, accepted banners) are transferred to the new storage.
  • Context menu of permissions popup and input boxes has clipboard management commands.
  • Menu item captions capitalized according to Windows standard.
  • More internal error messages from PuTTY code are being localized.
  • When saving the edited session under the same name, overwrite confirmation is not requested.
  • Shell options of SCP tab of login dialog redesigned.
  • Timestamps are saved in numerical format into an INI file for portability among systems with different date/time format.
  • Status bar message about preset auto-selection can be clicked to reveal information about the preset.
  • Preset information dialog has Configure button that opens preset preferences.
  • Detection of OpenSSH sftp-server is more strict, not to apply on other SFTP servers running under OpenSSH.
  • Pattern hint link for log file name added.
  • For fatal errors (e.g. “lost connection”), original cause of the problem is kept as a top message, as opposite to regular errors, where contextual error message is on top.
  • Buttons Login and Save on Login dialog swapped.
  • When Handles SSH-2 key re-exchange badly bug is enabled, the Key exchange tab is hidden.
  • Web page shortcuts in Start menu are now direct shortcuts instead of shortcuts to URL file.
  • New button What’s new on information box about updates.
  • Bug fix: Failure when changing languages (particularly with “Data execution protection” enabled).
  • Bug fix: Failure, when remote command had character % in its error output.
  • Bug fix: Close button were default even, if path box on Space available tab of Server and protocol information dialog had focus.
  • Bug fix: Remote home directory of session was set to current working directory, after switching sessions.
  • Bug fix: Local home directory were changing while switching sessions, even when changing of local panel state with sessions is disabled.
  • Bug fix: INI file specified by filename-only using /ini parameter was not looked for in current working directory.
  • Bug fix: Ad hoc command executed from file panel context menu was executed for selected files, despite the menu being opened for not-selected file.
  • Bug fix: Infinite loop of error messages when connection was broken while timeout message was being shown.
  • Bug fix: Trailing delimiter text were occasionally left in remote command output.
  • Bug fix: Some authentication progress steps were not shown on authentication window for secondary shell sessions.
  • Bug fix: Inactive sessions were not kept alive.
  • Bug fix: Incorrect sizing of internal editor windows opened on non-primary monitor.
  • Bug fix: Automatic retry after timeout was not working.
  • Bug fix: Stored session may be lost when letter case was changed solely during rename.
  • Bug fix: It was not possible to cancel text mode upload with SCP protocol.
  • Bug fix: Change directory cache may become corrupted when using INI file for configuration.
  • Bug fix: Drag&drop download was not working, if relative path was used for temporary folder. Part of U3 support.
  • Bug fix: After startup, button on taskbar was not “pressed”, even if WinSCP login dialog had focus.
  • Bug fix: Failure when closing console window.
  • Bug fix: When moving files from remote directory tree, the tree was not updated after operation, leaving icon for no-longer-existing directory.
  • Bug fix: Octal display of file permissions was not filled if no permissions were set for a file.
  • Bug fix: Failure to change attributes of local files was not reported sometime.

3.8.2 for U3

2006-10-23

  • U3 support.

3.8.2

2006-06-19

  • Change to overcome URL handler vulnerability: When protocol (sftp:// or scp://) is provided on command line (possible execution from web browser/Windows Explorer), all command-like parameters that cause any automatic action are ignored, including /defaults, /log, /script and /command.
  • Function Copy path to clipboard has keyboard shortcut Shift+Ctrl+P in Explorer interface.
  • Address bar of Explorer interface has dedicated context menu, with option to Copy path to clipboard.
  • Partial files (.filepart) are no longer considered for synchronization (SFTP-only).
  • Permissions input box has the same context menu as permissions popup box.
  • In scripting mode, the WinSCP can read commands from redirected standard input.
  • UTF-8 encoded script files are supported (byte-order-mask is required).
  • Bug fix: Sorting arrows on synchronization checklist were corrupted on Windows 2000 and older.
  • Bug fix: Permissions popup box was occasionally dismissed, when its context menu was revealed.
  • Bug fix: Menu item Leave as is of permissions box was visible, even if it made no sense in the context.
  • Bug fix: When recursive setting of permissions was turned off on properties dialog, permissions may have possibly retained undefined state, although no longer allowed.
  • Bug fix: Path labels were redrawn each time mouse was moved over them, causing unnecessary flickering.
  • Bug fix: Some dialog labels were not disabled along with associated control.
  • Bug fix: Log window was showing log file name with patterns, instead of actual current log file name.
  • Bug fix: When patterns were used in log file name, the log file was recreated every time configuration has changed.

3.8.1

2006-05-07

  • Notice is displayed for period of time on status bar on various events, including:
    • Automatic selection of transfer setting preset.
    • Turning on/off of synchronised browsing.
    • New version release.
  • Synchronization checklist can be sorted by any column.
  • When downloading, up to date remote file modification time is used, instead of cached time shown in file panel.
  • File masks can select files also by their size.
  • Automatic refresh of remote directory after an operation can be disabled (also by keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+R).
  • Stored session can be renamed.
  • Synchronized browsing state is now part of session state.
  • Options dialogs for uploads, downloads, synchronization and Keep remote directory up to date invoked from command-line can be skipped using /defaults switch.
  • Transfer settings presets drop down menu improved to show information about the preset being selected.
  • Parameters /script and /command can be used without /console to run the script without creating a console window (works for .EXE only).
  • Overwrite configuration message offers possibility to transfer file under different name (SFTP-only).
  • Turning off the advanced options on Login dialog hides also some advanced controls on tabs that are otherwise visible.
  • Edit is now a default action for double-click.
  • When new version release is notified, the message indicates if it is beta version.
  • Exclude file mask in example transfer setting preset Exclude temporaries expanded with *~; #*; .#*.
  • Error “EAccessViolation” is now replaced with more meaningful “Invalid access to memory” also in scripting.
  • Mere change from Exclude mask to Include mask is not shown in transfer setting overview unless the mask itself is specified too.
  • Main window no longer flashes when Preferences dialog is closed.
  • Location profiles are renamed inline now.
  • Confirmation of file recycling is configurable independently of file deleting.
  • Reading of remote directory can be cancelled by Esc key.
  • During authentication, usage of stored password is indicated.
  • Shift+Up/Down selects files.
  • Button Cancel is not disabled on message dialogs, when Never ask me again checkbox is checked.
  • Command Insert to Command Line is no longer shown in file context menu on Explorer interface.
  • Bug fix: Menus were always shown on primary monitor in multi-monitor environment.
  • Bug fix: WinSCP was not reflecting system-wide disabling of menu animations.
  • Bug fix: Menus were not animated on Windows XP.
  • Bug fix: Failure when connecting thru proxy.
  • Bug fix: Major CPU consumption during prompt for password/passphrase.
  • Bug fix: It was not possible to edit remote files with name containing characters not allowed on Windows.
  • Bug fix: Timestamp synchronisation was not working properly for remote directory synchronisation.
  • Bug fix: Group control caption was truncated on some XP themes.
  • Bug fix: Button Browse on download options dialog was not preserving trailing backslash and operation mask.
  • Bug fix: Assertion in DirView.pas.
  • Bug fix: Incorrect decoding of SFTP extension version.
  • Bug fix: Command open in scripting failed if password was specified in its parameter.
  • Bug fix: Failure when last access time of file being uploaded could not be retrieved (typical for uploads from CD).
  • Bug fix: Incorrect validation of file masks separated by comma.
  • Bug fix: Before updates information is shown, query is sent to the server, if cached information were retrieved by another version of WinSCP.
  • Bug fix: Transfer option New and updated file(s) only was not being saved.
  • Bug fix: Command line switches /synchronize and /keepuptodate were not documented in syntax overview shown by /help switch.
  • Bug fix: When Never ask me again was checked on query for synchronization before starting Keep remote directory up to date, the synchronization was not performed.

3.8 beta

2005-12-20

  • Synchronization enhanced:
    • When option Preview changes is turned on, checklist of synchronization actions is displayed, giving user option to review and confirm them all at once.
    • Option Preview changes works for timestamp synchronization too.
    • When list of directories watched by function Keep Remote Directory Up To Date is changed, new count is shown on log view.
    • Synchronization delay for function Keep Remote Directory Up To Date is configurable (only directly in configuration files).
    • Bug fix: When list of directories watched by function Keep Remote Directory Up To Date was changed, some of the subdirectories stopped being watched.
    • Bug fix: Option Same size only for timestamp synchronization was not working.
    • Bug fix: Newly added subdirectories were not watched for changes, when keeping remote directory up to date from script.
  • The connection can be automatically re-established when lost during file transfer (SFTP-only).
  • When the main session is reconnected the background transfer queue is now preserved.
  • The Server/Protocol Information dialog remade. It now also shows space available for current directory.
  • Color can be associated with session. It is used as background color for file panels.
  • Authentication window introduced. It combines progress display with authentication prompts.
  • Initial permissions can be set when creating new remote directory.
  • File panel can be sorted by extension by clicking on dedicated part of Name/Ext column title.
  • Permission errors when setting attributes (permissions and timestamp) of remote file can be suppressed using new transfer option Ignore permissions errors (SFTP-only).
  • Commands Edit New File and Create Directory moved to New > File and New > Directory. Command Add/Edit Link split into Edit Link and New > Link. Submenu New is also accessible from panel’s context menu.
  • New panel option for Commander interface: Full row select (turned on by default). Can be turned off to make panel’s context menu more accessible.
  • New toolbar with custom commands.
  • New toolbar for Commander interface with buttons Upload and Download, useful when you want to transfer file without having the source panel active.
  • New command (switch) for queue Disconnect Once Empty closes the session, if it’s idle, when the last scheduled background transfer is finished.
  • System administrators can enforce display of authentication banners.
  • System administrators can restrict connection to servers without having their host keys accepted in advance.
  • Context menu of console output display includes command to resize the console window to fit the command output.
  • If the SFTP server does not provide file permissions/owner/group in directory listing, WinSCP requests them explicitly before showing Properties dialog.
  • Pressing button OK on fatal error message box for the initial session re-opens the Login dialog.
  • Only the last @ in connection string is considered as username/hostname separator, making it possible to easier type username and/or password containing @ from command-line.
  • “Edit” commands now open all selected files, not only focused one, if editing of multiple files is allowed.
  • Edited remote file can be uploaded, even if the session was reconnected meanwhile.
  • Transfer setting dialog has option Do not show this dialog box again, when transfer is invoked using drag&drop to disable future drag&drop transfer confirmation.
  • Optional “Office 2003” theme and few minor changes to toolbars.
  • Size of the console window is preserved.
  • When changing file properties, chgrp and chown are called before chmod, because they change file permissions (SCP-only).
  • If the session is closed due to option Disconnect when operation finishes, associated background transfers are terminated immediately, not only after the user acknowledges the closure.
  • It is now possible to edit two files with the same path/name located on different servers.
  • Logging to file can be enabled using new /log command-line option.
  • Log file name can contain following patterns: &Y (year), &M (month), &D (day), &T (time), &H (hostname), &S (session name).
  • Improved cleaning of directory change cache on symbolic link deletion.
  • SFTP extension “versions”, specifying list of supported protocol versions, is decoded and logged.
  • SFTP extension “supported” is ignored, when extension “supported2” is also sent by the server.
  • Custom transfer settings dialog disables settings unusable in current context (synchronization mode, server capabilities, etc.).
  • Transfer setting preset info tip does not show settings unusable in current context (server capabilities, etc.).
  • Setup does not overwrite update period, if updates were already enabled.
  • Transfer setting options “Permissions” and “Preserve read-only” are disabled when the server does not support permissions.
  • On Windows XP, native column sorting icons are used.
  • License of PuTTY updated.
  • Command Copy URL to Clipboard now URL-encodes some characters (space particularly).
  • WinSCP can handle URL with URL-encoded characters in session name.
  • URL handler registered by WinSCP now encloses the URL into quotes to allow handling of URL’s with space.
  • WinSCP can load plain text password from configuration (new attribute PasswordPlain). If possible, it automatically converts the password to encrypted form.
  • File mask *.* is treated exceptionally, matching all files, even those without dot.
  • Internal editor window is activated before associated message box pops up (e.g. save confirmation).
  • Preferences command added to context menu of internal editor.
  • Navigation tree on login and preferences dialogs widened to allow longer translations.
  • When sorting files in file panel, filename is always secondary criteria.
  • INI file name on Properties dialog changes with name of executable.
  • Option /script= without value is ignored.
  • Server response timeout can be set up to 6000 seconds.
  • Popup hints close on mouse click.
  • Bug fix: Fixed resolving symbolic links in sub-directories.
  • Bug fix: After directory refresh, WinSCP sometime incorrectly behaved as if the user were dragging the selected file.
  • Bug fix: SCP fallback for SSH-1 was not working.
  • Bug fix: Uploads of files into previously non-existing directory could not be resumed (SFTP-only).
  • Bug fix: Selection could not be restored after changing file properties.
  • Bug fix: WinSCP hung on start-up occasionally (for example when the main window was closed maximised on different screen resolution the last time).
  • Bug fix: Failure when changing file properties on SFTP server supporting UTF-8.
  • Bug fix: Incorrectly formatted message “Unknown principal”.
  • Bug fix: Hint on status bar for transfer setting preset selector incorrectly showed preset configuration.
  • Bug fix: Custom transfer settings dialog invoked from context menu on synchronization dialog did incorrectly allowed changing all settings, even when time-stamp-only synchronization was selected.
  • Bug fix: When the SFTP server does not support permissions, random permissions were used for the files.
  • Bug fix: Crash when re-key occurred on idle background session and the host key was not cached.
  • Bug fix: Failure when downloading file from different directory than the current one (SCP only).
  • Bug fix: Username was stored incorrectly when exporting session to PuTTY.
  • Bug fix: On the first start-up on fresh installation, default editor settings were not preset.
  • Bug fix: When output of the console was redirected to file, list of transferred files contained only the last file.
  • Bug fix: Editors list was lost when changing configuration storage.
  • Bug fix: Mouse only option of Explorer style selection was not preserved.
  • Bug fix: When password storing is restricted, warning that the password is being stored is no longer shown.

3.7.6

2005-08-15

  • Editing files enhanced:
    • There can be several external editors configured.
    • Appropriate editor for particular file can be selected automatically by file mask (i.e. file extension, directory, etc.).
    • Command File(s) > Edit (alternative) replaced with sub menu listing all available editors.
    • Command File(s) > Edit new has now keyboard shortcut originally used by File(s) > Edit (alternative).
    • File can be optionally opened in editor as response to double-click.
    • Change to internal editor configuration is immediately applied to all already opened editor windows.
    • Search options are shared among opened internal editors.
    • Search dialogs have context help.
    • Bug fix: Application could not be closed as long as any internal editor was opened.
    • Bug fix: “Total replacements” message sometime incorrectly appeared, even when Replace All was not used.
    • Bug fix: Find results sometime appeared over the main window instead of over the editor window.
    • Bug fix: Search dialogs were sometime incorrectly placed.
  • Authentication banner, if any, is shown during authentication.
  • New functions for queue management: Suspend, Resume, Suspend All and Resume All.
  • Unix-style approach to Daylight saving time (client does adjustment) is made default. This can affect interpretation of timestamps of your files. Use function Synchronize with option Synchronize timestamps only, not files to resolve it.
  • Button Calculate on Properties dialog calculates also total number of files/directories/symlinks. The button newly also does not show up, when all selected directories are actually symlinks.
  • Several changes to synchronization:
    • Added new option Selected files only for functions Synchronize and Keep Remote Directory Up To Date. It limits the synchronization to files selected in either panel only.
    • Removed option No confirmations for functions Synchronize and Keep Remote Directory Up To Date. Confirmations are now disabled always.
    • Directory number limit for function Keep remote directory up to date can be overruled.
    • Event log is shown for function Keep remote directory up to date.
    • When synchronizing timestamps, only same-sized files can be affected optionally.
    • For Synchronize timestamps only, not files mode the only item of transfer settings that can be set (and that is displayed) is exclusion/inclusion mask.
    • Keep remote directory up to date can be interrupted by Esc.
    • Bug fix: Failure when synchronization before Keep remote directory up to date was interrupted.
    • Bug fix: When time-stamp synchronization was configured as default synchronization action, it was incorrectly inherited by Keep remote directory up to date.
  • Several changes to scripting:
    • New scripting option option batch abort. When set, WinSCP will abort the script as soon as any of the commands fail. Values on and off are still available with unchanged behavior.
    • New scripting options include and exclude to set include/exclude masks. Only one of the two can be set at a time.
    • Ctrl+C during script file processing breaks whole script, not only current command.
    • During synchronization names of directories where change happened are displayed only.
    • Bug fix: Script file loading errors were displayed in message box instead of console.
    • Bug fix: Scripting have not inherited configured synchronization settings.
    • Bug fix: Incorrect parameter syntax in help for scripting command open. Thanks to Gottfried Haider.
    • Bug fix: Second consecutive put command from script file overwrites output of previous one.
  • When overwriting of remote file fails, WinSCP can try to delete file and create new one (SFTP only).
  • New custom command option Copy results to clipboard.
  • Workaround for OpenSSH limit of 256 KiB for size of SFTP packet. Consequence was occasional interruption of transfer with error “Connection has been unexpectedly closed. Server sent command exit status 11.”
  • All new sessions can be automatically opened also in PuTTY.
  • The Office XP-like look can be turned off from Interface tab of Preferences dialog.
  • WinSCP remembers what location profile folders were opened.
  • New Type column for remote panel (hidden by default).
  • Default private key can be specified using /privatekey option.
  • User is notified when selected private key file does not contain private key in supported format or when the private key is for different SSH version than preferred one.
  • New file selection command Restore Selection which restores file selection before last file operation.
  • Characters not allowed in Windows file names are now replaced by %XX (where XX is hexadecimal representation of character ASCII code), instead of underscore (_).
  • Increased chance that files information on overwrite confirmation message are properly aligned (English version only).
  • New optional file selection mode in Commander interface, where mouse behaves as in Windows Explorer and keyboard behaves as in Norton Commander.
  • Files dropped on newly created desktop icons, associated with particular stored session, are uploaded.
  • File mask ending with slash matches directories only. This is particularly useful for include mask to match any directories using mask */.
  • When appending (including alternative resume), the target file is not deleted, when transfer is canceled by user.
  • Custom command parameters are escaped for remote commands. For !?prompt[\]?default! pattern, escaping can be avoided using optional slash (\).
  • Added hint links to several dialogs. They open popup hint describing syntax of masks and custom command patterns.
  • About dialog redesigned. URL links can receive focus, to allow opening the URL using keyboard. Additional URL link can be associated with translation.
  • Confirmation of overwriting read-only files can be suppressed the same way as overwrite confirmation, i.e. by disabling confirmation for synchronization, background transfers or in script.
  • When saving location profile, existing profile can be overwritten (names of existing profiles are provided for selection in drop down menu), giving limited ability to edit profiles.
  • When one of the directories of location profile does not exist anymore, the latter is opened, before error shows up.
  • Added new error messages as defined by SFTP-6.
  • Maximal size of read block as requested by SFTP server using supported2 extension is respected.
  • New option to lock placement of toolbars.
  • Added /command option to usage screen (/help).
  • Cache directory changes checkbox is disabled when Cache visited remote directories is unchecked and SCP-only mode is selected.
  • Empty proxy password is not “saved” to reduce session data size.
  • When reloading directory content, file panel tries to preserve its position.
  • When checking Never ask me again checkbox, all answer buttons are disabled except for the positive one, to avoid confusion.
  • More informative error message when setting permissions of uploaded directory fails.
  • File masks can be separated also by comma (in addition to semicolon).
  • Dialog for entering deselection mask has Deselect title now.
  • It is now possible to specify both password and private key on Login dialog (server may require double authentication).
  • Confirmation is required before stored session is deleted.
  • Too long authentication prompts can be revealed also using keyboard.
  • Queue command Delete renamed to Cancel to avoid confusion with delete file command.
  • Usage of ellipsis (…) and capital letters in menus revised.
  • Splitters have hints describing their specific functionality.
  • Double clicking some of the splitters hide component they resize.
  • Commands toolbar has initially vertical layout when undocked.
  • When reading of local file during upload fails, more descriptive error message is shown and Skip button is not offered (SCP only).
  • When automatic popup of background transfer prompts is disabled, task bar button at least flashes when WinSCP is on background.
  • Obsolete temporary directories are no longer checked, when WinSCP is run for service task (such as registration for URL handling).
  • Bug fix: When using MS Virtual Desktop Manager, the main window of WinSCP was enlarged, when its virtual desktop was activated. Other associated issues are pending.
  • Bug fix: Stored session name was not recognized in URL’s containing path suffix.
  • Bug fix: When remote file was opened (not edited) in an external application that opens multiple files in window (process), WinSCP incorrectly suggested to enable support for this kind of editors. Now it suggests to configure the application as an external editor.
  • Bug fix: Wrong default action was highlighted in remote file context menu when resolving of symbolic links is turned off or impossible.
  • Bug fix: When directory was removed its cache was not, making it possible to enter no longer existing directory by typing its path manually.
  • Bug fix: SCP fallback was not working in 3.7.5.
  • Bug fix: Include mask was not saved in configuration.
  • Bug fix: Command Open in PuTTY was not working when current session was not opened from stored session.
  • Bug fix: When there were too frequent changes to current local directory the panel content was never refreshed.
  • Bug fix: Failure when directory was reloaded while file was being renamed.
  • Bug fix: Layout of some toolbars was not restored when using INI file as configuration storage.
  • Bug fix: Occasional failure when opening Preferences dialog.
  • Bug fix: Custom transfer settings dialog had some controls incorrectly disabled when invoked from Keep remote directory up to date dialog by double-clicking the transfer settings panel.
  • Bug fix: Custom transfer settings dialog had incorrect help context.
  • Bug fix: Incorrect files were selected when using Shift-click after reloading directory after using Left or Right keys to select first or last file.
  • Bug fix: Incorrect help context for message informing about autoselection of transfer settings preset.
  • Bug fix: Incorrect behavior after two consecutive clicks on Execute command of queue.
  • Bug fix: It was possible to enter invalid mask to transfer setting preset autoselection rule.
  • Bug fix: Help button on console window was incorrectly anchored.

3.7.5 beta

2005-05-07

  • Transfer settings presets:
    • In addition to default transfer settings, any number of presets can be configured on Presets tab of Preferences Dialog.
    • User can make any preset default on Transfer Settings toolbar.
    • The preset can be also made default automatically based on current hostname, username, remote and local directory.
    • User can load settings from any preset on Upload, Download, Synchronize and Keep Remote Directory Up to Date dialogs.
  • Transfers settings can be configured on Synchronize and Keep Remote Directory Up to Date dialogs.
  • New Office XP-like look and functionality of menus and toolbars:
    • Nicer design.
    • Toolbars can be docked virtually anywhere. They can be even left floating.
    • When the whole toolbar does not fit on a window, dropped off buttons can be still shown using drop down menu.
    • Support for large fonts.
    • Limitations to be resolved yet:
      • Session drop down menu cannot be resized anymore.
    • All that thanks to Toolbar2000 library by Jordan Russell and TBX library by Alex A. Denisov.
  • Check for updates improved:
    • Automatic check in regular interval can be enabled. See Updates tab on Preferences dialog.
    • New toolbar Updates with icon indicating the new version.
    • In addition to information about the new version, WinSCP can show message from the server (even when new version is not available yet).
    • The check can pass thru HTTP proxy server.
    • To allow new features, WinSCP sends to the server its current version and UI language.
  • Several changes to custom commands:
    • Custom commands that does not work with files selected in file panels (no !, !&, !^! patterns) are now officially supported. Such commands can be executed anytime, even if no file is selected. Also they are executed only once, despite several files being selected. Options Apply to directories and Execute recursively cannot be configured for them. Command Disk Space Usage added as an example (df).
    • Possibility to run ad hoc custom command (File(s) > Custom Commands > Enter).
    • Custom command that works with local files can be run from the main menu even when local panel is active (Commander interface only).
    • History for custom command parameters.
    • Output to stderr and exit code 1 are not considered as error for custom commands.
    • Example custom command File compare is not shown on Windows 95/98 saving necessity to tag it as NT/2k/XP only.
  • Context sensitive help improved:
    • Button Help added to all dialogs.
    • Virtually all main menu items have context-sensitive help (F1).
    • Many message boxes have context-sensitive help.
    • Context help points to specific tab help for Preferences dialog.
  • Preferred SFTP protocol version can be set. Particularly useful to workaround bugs in implementation of particular SFTP version (both in WinSCP and the server).
  • Functionality of SFTP server bug Does not use UTF-8 for SFTP4 and newer workaround extended. It is now titled Server does not use UTF-8. By setting it to Off, usage of UTF-8 can be forced even for SFTP3 and older (useful for servers using MBCS natively). Thanks to Tommy Wu.
  • Function Keep remote directory up to date can handle subdirectory addition and removal.
  • Function Synchronize can optionally synchronize timestamps of existing files only, instead of actual files (SFTP only).
  • New /command command-line option to pass command to scripting.
  • File size can be optionally used as comparison criterion for synchronization.
  • Files can be excluded from transfer negatively using Include mask.
  • All links now point to winscp.net.
  • Several changes in setup:
    • Link “Using public keys for SSH authentication” is no longer created.
    • Link “Documentation” is added to Start menu.
    • Setup allows user to install WinSCP without accepting the GPL license.
    • Some Start menu icons have comment (displayed as hint).
  • Direction of synchronization can be saved to preferences.
  • SSH core upgraded to PuTTY 0.58. It brings following changes:
    • Bug fix: Failure when connecting through SOCKS proxy.
  • SFTP moved before SCP in Login dialog navigation tree as well as in protocol selection box to emphasise current state of art.
  • SFTP server bug Misinterprets file timestamps prior to 1970 workaround introduced in 3.7.4 can be now configured from SFTP tab of Login dialog.
  • Added workaround for some versions of F-SECURE SSH server that incorrectly use attribute SSH_FILEXFER_ATTR_UIDGID with SFTP4.
  • Transfer queue list distinguishes process of “transfer size calculation”.
  • Confirmation messages unified to always show Cancel button. Previously some contained Abort instead.
  • Improved error reporting for Keep remote directory up to date function.
  • Function Keep remote directory up to date can perform full synchronization on start. By default user confirmation is required.
  • Confirmation of transfer resume can be suppressed the same way as overwrite confirmation, i.e. by disabling confirmation for synchronization, background transfers or in script.
  • Function Open in PuTTY is available on Commands toolbar.
  • Error messages have button Skip All to skip all futher errors during batch operation.
  • Single notation consistently used to refer to SSH protocol versions.
  • Proxy password is stored encrypted, while maintaining compatibility with older versions and PuTTY.
  • Some error messages that were previously tagged as Confirmation are now properly tagged as Error.
  • During upload, when overwriting remote file fails and user selects Retry, overwrite confirmation is not requested again.
  • Editor tab of Preferences dialog redesigned.
  • Fixed potential security issue in console interface tool WinSCP3.com (thanks to Paul Ward).
  • Fixed potential security issues when decoding SFTP packets.
  • Confirmations during background transfers can be suppressed from Background tab of Preferences dialog too.
  • Both compare directory criterions (Compare by time and Compare by size) can be unselected making WinSCP select only files not existing in the opposite directory.
  • Functions Synchronize and Keep remote directory up to date do not delete files by default. This affects fresh installation only!
  • Server host key fingerprint verification box reformatted. It also shows key type now.
  • When synchronizing and comparing directories, the time difference of one second is ignored (for compatibility with FAT file systems). It is also ignored when transferring newer files only.
  • New scripting command call to run arbitrary remote shell command. If the current session does not support this (SFTP), separate shell session is automatically opened. Alias for the command is !.
  • File masks can be directory specific, where meaningful (text file mask, exclusion masks). For example mask */public_html/*.php matches only PHP files in directory public_html. It does not matter what slashes are used, the mask always matches both remote and local directories.
  • Lines beginning with ; or # are ignored in script files (can be used for comments).
  • When connected to Vandyke VShell server for Windows, the remote directory tree shows list of drives on the server (implemented support for SFTP extension fs-roots@vandyke.com).
  • Window title and application taskbar button can show name of current directory (default) or current full path.
  • Session toolbar is initially hidden. Shows once you open at least two sessions simultaneously.
  • When authentication using stored password fails while running script, WinSCP does not ask user for another password.
  • Back/forward menu is preserved when switching sessions.
  • Reverted 3.7.2 change “File panel reflects change of system icon font in run time”. It caused file panel fonts to be extremely large on some systems.
  • When the same file is downloaded to editor again and support for editors that open multiple files in one process is enabled, the file is downloaded to the same temporary directory as before. This allows editor to reload the updated file (if supported by the editor).
  • Optional remote file panel column Link target showing target of symbolic links.
  • Context menu for “name” column header of file panel has item By extension to sort the column by file extension.
  • Logging level can be configured from GUI (on Logging tab of Login and Preferences dialog).
  • When changing permissions of one directory, the checkboxes cannot be toggled to “undefined” state unless Recursive options is checked.
  • Progress dialog shows Time left instead of previous Time estimated.
  • Checkboxes on permissions box toggle in order: unchecked, checked, grayed.
  • Existing target file is removed before resumable transfer to verify that user has sufficient permissions as soon as possible (SFTP-only).
  • When downloading to or uploading from the temporary directory (e.g. when editing files), user is not bothered with full path.
  • When uploading from editor using background transfer, the confirmations are always suppressed despite settings of background transfers.
  • Fallback to pre-3.7.2 method of detecting existence of remote directory, in case the server does not support SSH_FXP_LSTAT request (FTPshell Server).
  • WinSCP is no longer sending SFTP extensions winscp@winscp.sourceforge.net and software@generic-extensions. Instead vendor-id is used as proposed by SFTP version 6.
  • Smarter queue visibility toggling.
  • Link to logging configuration from log window toolbar.
  • Internal editor window never falls off the desktop work area. The same is true for default (fresh installation) position of main window.
  • Session name cannot contain some special characters. Especially slash /, that caused problems when parsing URLs.
  • New No to all button on confirmation message, where user can select between appending source file and alternate method for transfer resuming. It makes WinSCP resume transfer whenever it finds smaller file in target directory with the same name.
  • New No to all button on confirmation message for alternative method of transfer resume.
  • Bug fix: Command File(s) > Move to was not disabled for SFTP version 1 and older.
  • Bug fix: It was not possible to change local drive using drop down menu, when the last used path on the drive was removed.
  • Bug fix: Functions Synchronize and Keep remote directory up to date have ignored file for one minute after the target file was changed just at whole minute (0 seconds).
  • Bug fix: Failure when browsing using back/forward buttons on some mouses and there is no path to browse back/forward.
  • Bug fix: Random seed file was not saved at all in most cases.
  • Bug fix: Misleading error message was shown when file in subdirectory was excluded by filemask (SCP-only).
  • Bug fix: When uploading file from editor, Exclude mask was not ignored, what prevented editing some files.
  • Bug fix: Check for suspicious files containing / or \ have not considered Unicode filenames (SFTP-only).
  • Bug fix: Shift+Ctrl+Left/Right in path input boxes was not selecting text.
  • Bug fix: WinSCP failed when keepalive occurred during initialisation of separate shell session.
  • Bug fix: Timestamp was incorrectly shown in terminal window.
  • Bug fix: cd command in terminal window on separate shell session have not changed path in main SFTP session.
  • Bug fix: Function Keep remote directory up to date has watched even directories excluded from transfers.
  • Bug fix: Excluding remote files containing colon (:) from transfer have not worked correctly.
  • Bug fix: Synchronization confirmation message for download referred to “upload” instead.

3.7.4

2005-02-10

  • Workaround for OpenSSH SFTP server bug that caused all file modification timestamps older than 1970 be interpreted as timestamps after 2038.
  • Current directory can be changed by pasting (Ctrl+V or File > Paste) path from clipboard.
  • Small improvements for bi-directional languages.
  • Key exchange tab of Login dialog is disabled for SSH-1-only.
  • Improved debug logging.
  • Bug fix: In 3.7.3 the Synchronize dialog failed to open in non-English versions.
  • Bug fix: SCP uploads sometime timed out.

3.7.3

2005-02-07

  • Function Keep remote directory up to date now can watch for up to 500 directories (62 previously).
  • Allowed downloads to UNC paths.
  • When logging is enabled and several sessions (including background transfer connections) are opened at a time, several log files are generated.
  • Exit code is propagated to console interface tool, WinSCP3.com.
  • GUI application, WinSCP3.exe, waits until user pressed any key before exit, when run with /? parameter.
  • When focused control (like directory tree) is hidden, focus is moved to the last used file panel.
  • Default (installation) size of the Commander interface is larger, if the screen resolution allows it.
  • Log file includes timestamps of all events.
  • Bug fix: Crash when using Proxy with Do DNS name lookup at proxy end enabled.
  • Bug fix: Upload hangs on empty (0 bytes) files (SFTP only).
  • Bug fix: Command File Names > Copy to Clipboard have not worked correctly.
  • Bug fix: The last toolbar in a toolbar row is not restored incorrectly right-aligned anymore.
  • Bug fix: WinSCP now restores window size correctly even when it was closed very small.
  • Bug fix: Hangs and other problems when showing control (like queue view) that was previously hidden larger then current window size.
  • Bug fix: Rekey time limit could not be set to zero (to disable time-based rekey).

3.7.2

2005-01-29

  • Scripting commands get, put, ls, lls, chmod, mv and rm support wildcards.
  • SSH core upgraded to the latest development snapshot of PuTTY (2005-01-28). It brings following changes:
    • New Key exchange tab on Login dialog. It allows configuration of key exchange algorithm selection policy. It also include options to configure regular key re-exchanged based on time and data transferred.
    • Support for IPv6 (unfix.org’s IPv6 patches up to level 10). IP protocol version can be configured on Connection tab of Login dialog.
    • Removed bug Chokes on Diffie-Hellman group exchange from Bugs tab.
    • Fixed key exchange problems with some servers.
    • Software version strings for adhere to SSH standard.
    • Fixed some potential crashes.
    • Support for diffie-hellman-group14-sha1 group exchange .
    • Keyboard-interactive authentication is offered as long as server offers it, rather than only once, unless the server responds to our initial request with failure.
    • Support for ssh.com “des-cbc@ssh.com” authentication.
  • SFTP protocol optimization, especially for dealing with very small files and directories and when transferring over very fast connections. Downloads, uploads and directory listings now take up to 80%, 80% and 40% less time, respectively. Please report your personal experiences with the change, positive or negative.
  • Implemented support for editors that open multiple files in one process (window).
    • WinSCP can delay deletion of temporary local file until its exit. This is allowed only if Allow multiple opened files (editors) is enabled.
    • The behavior can be turned on using option External editor opens multiple files in one window (process) (off by default).
    • If the option if disabled and the editor closes too early, WinSCP suggests user to enable the option.
  • When switching sessions, the panel state can be optionally preserved, including selected file and sort column/order. To disable this, go to Panels tab of Preferences dialog. Option Do not change local directory when switching sessions on Commands tab renamed to Do not change state of local panel when switching sessions and now affects this feature too.
  • When INI file is used as configuration storage, SSH host key cache is stored into the INI file too.
  • Transfer queue shows transfer speed and elapsed time.
  • With SFTP it is now possible to enter the traverse-only (chmod 110) directories.
  • Menu Files > File Names includes new command Copy URL to Clipboard. The URL format is: <protocol>://<session>/<path>/<file>.
  • WinSCP now detects dropped connection immediately. It also responds to server keepalive requests immediately (keepalive@openssh.com).
  • It is possible to edit remote files whose filenames contain characters not allowed on Windows.
  • Inline rename box on remote panel now accepts characters not allowed on Windows, but allowed on other systems.
  • Window server/protocol information shows server host key fingerprint.
  • New SFTP tab on session dialog. It contains configuration options for detection of two known bugs in SFTP servers. The first bug Reverses order of symlink command arguments is known on all OpenSSH servers. The second bug Does not use UTF-8 for SFTP4 and newer is known on Foxit WAC server.
  • When overwriting local read-only file, the read-only attribute is preserved.
  • It is now possible to overwrite local hidden file (the attribute is preserved).
  • When changing local drive using drive drop down menu the current working directory on the drive is opened instead of root directory (Commander interface only).
  • Partially transferred files (.filepart) have the same icon as full file would have with “partial file” overlay over it.
  • It is possible to change width of session drop down menu on Session toolbar. Just drag the empty space on the right of the drop down menu.
  • Queue sessions are kept alive if the main session is configured so. As side effect dropped connection is detected immediately (no error is displayed), not only after there is transfer attempt over it. It avoids failing transfer just because of dropped connection.
  • When secondary shell session is dropped on background, no error is displayed and the main session is no longer closed.
  • If the edited file is saved while the previous change is still being uploaded, the error is no longer displayed, re-upload is scheduled instead.
  • Language button on Login dialog includes Get More command to open translation download page.
  • Menu File Names is included in remote panel context menu too.
  • The command Files > Open opens the remote file locally always. It does not imitate double-clicking anymore (when symbolic link resolving is not enabled/supported, double-click tries to open remote file as if it were symlink to directory).
  • Internal editor shows name of the session in the window title.
  • File panel scrolls whole page when visualising batch operation progress.
  • File panel reflects change of system icon font in run time.
  • The same remote file cannot be edited twice.
  • If reading directory takes too long, number of files read is shown on WinSCP button on taskbar.
  • Several changes in installer:
    • When installer finds obsolete default translation in the installation directory, it displays a warning with option to delete the translation.
    • Bug fix: Removed flags: unchecked string from the Add installation directory to search path checkbox.
    • Bug fix: Last few characters of long lines were cut off.
  • Proxy password box is disabled for SOCK4 proxies, as SOCK4 does not support passwords.
  • When transferring files using scripting commands get and put, without explictly specifing operation mask, the mask *.* is used, overriding default operation mask set in GUI.
  • Wildcards in operation mask (* and ?) can be delimited using backslash (\).
  • It is no longer possible to check Disconnect when operation finishes during total transfer size calculation before file transfer.
  • Leading and trailing spaces are trimmed from host and user names.
  • Links to WinSCP homepage in Help menu updated to point directly on respective Wiki topics
  • First attempts for context help. F1 key now opens WinSCP documentation page. On some dialogs it now opens directly help for the dialog.
  • Installation path can be added to system search path from Integration tab of Prefenreces dialog.
  • Bug fix: When synchronizing local directory from console mode using SCP protocol, some files were printed twice. Once with path, once without.
  • When listing directory with SFTP protocol, files whose filenames contain slashes or dots-only are ignored.
  • Bug fix: Duration indicators failed to display more than 24 hours.
  • When WinSCP in console mode were executed from batch file its console title was incorrectly preserved for next commands of the batch
  • Bug fix: Some errors in console mode were displayed in message box instead of being printed on console
  • Bug fix: Scripting command ls has never shown year when full file timestamp was known. Now it shows full timestamp (including year and full precision time).
  • Bug fix: WinSCP crashed when timeout message was shown while reading directory content.
  • Bug fix: Scripting command get with SCP protocol printed downloaded directory twice, the second time with statistics of the last file downloaded.
  • Bug fix: Fixed several bugs when downloading files for which the server incorrectly reports unreasonable file sizes.
  • Bug fix: WinSCP refused to start, when using /ini parameter without session name parameter.
  • Bug fix: The download of files smaller then 4 KiB could not be interrupted.
  • Bug fix: Attempt to open non-existing local directory (Commander interface only) have not displayed any error message. The first existing parent directory (if any) was opened instead.
  • Bug fix: When downloading file to editor, Exclude mask and operation mask were not ignored, what prevented editing some files.
  • Bug fix: When using ls command with --full-time option (SCP protocol) the leading spaces in the filenames were omitted while reading directory.
  • Bug fix: Time estimated showed incorrect values for resumed file transfers.
  • Bug fix: When downloading file with SCP protocol, any leading spaces in the filename were lost.
  • Bug fix: Possible crashes when having more sessions opened in parallel.
  • Bug fix: When using INI file as configuration storage, the quotes enclosing configuration options (particularly path to PuTTY executable) were lost.
  • Bug fix: Directory was randomly selected in remote panel when switching sessions.
  • Bug fix: When upgrading from 3.7 and older, command Open in PuTTY stopped working if path to PuTTY included spaces.
  • Bug fix: Items in queue display menu may have been sometime disabled.
  • Bug fix: When uploading, the contents of selected directories was counted twice into “total size”, making progress indicator inaccurate.
  • Bug fix: When restoring maximised main window it was sometime wider than before maximisation.
  • Bug fix: Fake “Ext” column could be shown by mistake.
  • Bug fix: Sorted On Exit Crash after long periods of use.

3.7.1

2004-10-31

  • SSH core upgraded to PuTTY 0.56. It brings following changes:
    • Security fix: the vulnerability reported by iDEFENSE is fixed.
    • Several other changes.
  • Added support for UTF-8 encoded filenames for SFTP protocol version 4 and newer.
  • WinSCP returns exit code 1, when any command in console mode is interupted due to an error or any prompt is answered Abort (even automatically in batch-mode).
  • Setup application can add WinSCP installation folder to search path (%PATH%). Thanks to Marco Barisione for his add_path tool.
  • New upload option Clear source file ‘Archive’ flag.
  • Command Open in PuTTY can optionally send password to PuTTY. When the option is on, the password must be kept in memory.
  • Usage of option --full-time with LS command is configurable (SCP only).
  • When the server does not support resolving symbolic links (SFTP version 2 and older), the double-click on regular file (possibly symlink) makes WinSCP try to open directory with the same name.
  • Removed no longer useful button Retry from “timeout” message.
  • Warning is shown when user stores session with filled password.
  • %XX in URLs are decoded. Plus sign (+) is converted to space.
  • New option to swap panels in Commander interface.
  • When LS command does not list anything, error messages are shown even if Ignore LS warning option is turned on (SCP only).
  • Added command Create directory to context menu of file panels.
  • Solved all compiler warnings when compiling WinSCP using makefile.
  • Bug fix: When SFTP server incorrectly replied with packet SSH_FXP_STATUS with “success” status, WinSCP tried to decode the packet as if it were packet of expected type in some cases.
  • Bug fix: Backspace changed to parent directory even during in-place renaming of file.
  • Bug fix: Missing quote in sample custom command File Compare.
  • Bug fix: Keyboard shortcuts for file selection (Grey */+/-) do not beep anymore.
  • Bug fix: Ctrl+C on message dialog has omited some new lines.
  • Other small changes and fixes.

3.7

2004-10-13

  • Scripting/automation.
  • Custom commands enhanced:
    • New pattern !& for remote commands to insert space separated list of selected files. Only one command per selection is executed. The pattern cannot be combined with pattern !. Sample command Tar/GZip now uses the pattern as well as new sample command Grep.
    • New option Show results in terminal. Used by new sample command Grep.
    • Custom commands can be executed locally on temporarily downloaded files.
    • Local custom commands can be executed on pairs of remote (temporarily downloaded) and local files (Commander interface only). New sample command File compare uses the option. Replace simple fc command with your favourite diff tool.
  • New command-line parameters /synchronize and /keepuptodate. Both have two optional arguments for local and remote directory. If parameter is preceded by stored session name, it is opened automatically. Otherwise login dialog is shown.
  • For SCP protocol the directory is read with --full-time option to get second-precision timestamp (necessary for synchronization). When the reading of the first directory fails (for whatever reason), the directory is reloded without the option and the option will no longer be used. Next version will include option to control the behavior manually.
  • “Host hasn’t answered for X seconds” message disappers itself once the response finally arrives.
  • WinSCP can be now compiled using Personal edition of Borland C++Builder 6.
  • New browsing shortcuts:
    • Alt+Left and Alt+Right to browse backward and forward.
    • Back/forward buttons on some mouses supported (Microsoft Intellipoint particularly).
    • Support for Back, Forward, Reload, Home and Favorities buttons on multimedia-keyboards.
  • SSH core upgraded to current development snapshot of PuTTY. It brings following changes:
    • Support for CHAP (digest-based) authentication when talking to SOCKS 5 proxies. Configures itself transparently (if the proxy offers CHAP it will use it, otherwise it falls back to ordinary cleartext passwords).
    • Negotiated SSH-2 MAC algorithm(s) are mentioned in the Event Log.
    • OSU_1.5alpha4 added to list of known servers with bug Chokes on SSH-1 ignore messages. Now it is possible to login to the server with the respective bug-option set to default value Auto.
    • Several other bug fixes.
  • Bookmarks and location profiles changes:
    • Buttons to switch between bookmark and location profile modes.
    • Local path box has history drop-down.
    • Reordering bug fixed.
  • Support for dd mmm yyyy format of ls command output (for example Mac OS X 10.3 Panther).
  • With SCP protocol -p option is used with cp command to preserve attributes when duplicating files.
  • Parameter /help shows command-line option overview.
  • For entering the initial remote directory the directory changes cache is not used to guarantee that the initial directory really exists on the server.
  • New popup menu for blank space on file panels with some common directory commands (reload, etc.).
  • Directory tree node automatically expands itself when selected.
  • Direction switch on synchronization dialog separated from other options to emphasise that its state is not stored, when Use same settings next time is checked.
  • Button Cancel on Cleanup application data dialog renamed to Close, so, when invoked during uninstallation, it does not make impression that it cancels the whole process.
  • Fixed bug in SCP protocol “dummy command” keepaliave mode.
  • Bug fix: If the option Preview changes was stored in preferences for Synchronize command, it affected incorrectly the Keep up to date command too.
  • Bug fix: When uploading using drag&drop, confirmation was required even when it was turned of.
  • Bug fix: For SFTP protocol, directory content cannot be read, if the server provides extended file attributes (e.g. IBM zOS).
  • Bug fix: Backslash in username caused bookmarks not to load.
  • Bug fix: Refresh command on disconnected session aborted the application.
  • Bug fix: On Windows XP the keyboard accelerators as well as focus rectangles and similar were not shown sometime. On the other hand, the system-wide option Hide keyboard navigation indicators until I use the Alt key is now ignored.
  • Bug fix: For SCP protocol, after cached directory change to no-longer existing directory, the file panel preserved its previous contents.
  • Bug fix: Initial state for Use the same settings next time check on Synchronize dialog was undefined.
  • Bug fix: When creation of local directory failed, no error message was displayed.
  • Bug fix: When download using drag&drop in Temporary directory mode finished while the computer desktop was locked, the download failed, and it was no longer possible to use drag&drop.

3.6.8

2004-08-25

  • New function to duplicate remote files. Implemented natively only for SCP protocol as SFTP does not have the functionality. With SFTP the command can open secondary shell session, like with Open Terminal (and other functions), to perform the duplication.
  • Function to create new file and open it in default editor.
  • Remote recycle bin may be configured for session. Deleted and overwritten files may be optionally moved to defined remote directory.
  • During synchronization user may optionally request confirmation before each change.
  • Path label above file panel is now click-able. User may click on any part of the path to enter that directory (Commander interface only).
  • Size of the translation files reduced by 40% (more than 200 KiB each).
  • New filename modification option: lower case only DOS names (8.3).
  • On startup program checks for obsolete temporary folders. If it finds any, it offers user their deletion. Obsolete directories maybe also deleted manually from Cleanup window (see Tools button on Stored session tab of Login window).
  • Confirmation option Exiting application on operation completion affects now also, whether confirmation is shown once upload invoked using Windows Explorer’s Send to menu is finished.
  • When importing stored sessions from PuTTY, default values are used for options not set by PuTTY (like transfer protocol).
  • In file panel, when horizontal scroll bar is hidden, left and right arrow keys moves selection to first and last file respectively (Commander interface only).
  • Bug fix: With some specific devices, prompt to insert media was shown just before the main windows of application was displayed (Commander interface only).
  • Bug fix: The check for obsolete default translation files failed to display complete error message when the translation file was really very old.
  • Bug fix: When drive (like USB memory stick) was attached or detached the local directory tree was not refreshed, making the new drive inaccesible from local panel (Commander interface only).
  • Bug fix: Remote path history was corrupted, when directory was changed using directory tree.
  • Bug fix: Assertion error in attempt to use Desktop or My documents in local path drop-down menu.
  • Bug fix: Under specific circumstances application failed when closed, while having some editors still opened.
  • Bug fix: Error message was shown in infinite loop, when error occured in attempt to open file in an external editor.
  • Bug fix: Small problems with Kerberos authentication.
  • Bug fix: Local recycle bin could not be left using .. link (Commander interface only).
  • Bug fix: Setup failed to detect that the application is running during upgrade.

3.6.7

2004-08-09

  • This security fix release is initially available in English version only. Other languages can be downloaded from downloads page once finished.
  • SSH core upgraded to PuTTY 0.55. It brings following changes:
    • Security fix: the vulnerability found by the Core Security Technologies is now fixed. See advisory numbered CORE-2004-0705
    • General robustness of the SSH-1 implementation has been improved.
    • Bug fix: Random noise generation was hanging some computers and interfering with other processes’ precision timing.
    • Several other bug fixes.
  • Multiple files can be edited and/or opened at the same time. Modified files are uploaded back using background transfer queue. To revert to previous behavior, see Editor settings.
  • With SFTP protocol, it is possible to open separate shell session to execute user-defined commands. The server must provide Unix-like shell and the shell must use same path syntax as SFTP session for this to work. This enables Open Terminal, Custom commands and command-line features in SFTP sessions (the shell session is opened automatically when they are used).
  • Experimental support for version 5 of SFTP. Currently it brings only better error reporting. In future the upgrade may allow file verification using MD5 algorithm. Note that as I do not know any server supporting SFTP5, the funtionality was not tested at all.
  • When obsolete translation file is found in WinSCP startup directory, warning is shown, as it may cause program not to work properly.
  • Command Open directory/bookmark added to panel context menu (Commander interface only).
  • Some SFTP error messages were clarified.
  • Temporary directory options moved from Drag&drop tab of Preferences dialog to Storage tab as the settings are actually used by other features as well.
  • Bug fix: Save toolbar button was sometime disabled, when it should not and vice versa.
  • Several other bug fixes.

3.6.6

2004-07-15

  • Symbolic links on remote tree has “arrow” icon overlay.
  • Only session properties whose values are different from factory defaults are stored. It dramatically decreases space occupied by stored sessions in windows registry and/or INI file.
  • Remote directory whose parent directory was never visited can be dragged from remote tree now.
  • Warning about possible lack of space in temporary directory when using temporary directory download mode now shows total transfer size even if dragging directories.
  • When uploading new directory with SFTP, WinSCP does not look for partial upload files, which may slightly decrease upload time.
  • It is not possible anymore to duplicate file from local panel using drag&drop.
  • Bug fix: Keepalive interval could be set to 60 seconds only instead of intended 60 minutes.
  • Bug fix: Keepalive interval was not imported correctly from PuTTY sessions.
  • Bug fix: When using INI file as configuration storage, persistent directory changes cache was not loaded correctly.
  • Bug fix: Pressing “X” button on message boxes had unpredictable results. Now it has the same effect as pressing Esc key.
  • Bug fix: Change to file size due to text mode transfer was not reflected on transfer progress indicator.
  • Bug fix: Parent directory of directory dragged from remote tree was needlessly reloaded.
  • Bug fix: Several drag&drop fixes.

3.6.5 beta

2004-07-02

  • This beta is released in English version only.
  • Directory tree display. Available both for remote and local (Commander interface only) panels. The tree may be used as both source and target of drag&drop operations.
  • Function Keep remote directory up to date was completely remade:
    • Subdirectories are now optionally synchronized (maximal number of subdirectories being watched is 62).
    • Arbitrary two directories can be synchronized.
    • Obsolete files may be deleted (optionally).
    • Function is newly available in Explorer interface too.
  • Files matching given mask may be excluded from file transfer and synchronization.
  • Option New and update file(s) only to transfer files that either does not exist in the target directory or whose timestamp is greater than target file timestamp. Similar functionality has new button Newer only on overwrite confirmation dialog.
  • Local change drive down menu contains links to folders My documents and Desktop (Commander interface only)
  • Files copied to clipboard may be pasted both to remote and local (Commander interface only) panels. Keyboard shortcut is Ctrl+V.
  • When handling scp:// or sftp:// URL, which includes path without trailing slash, the file or directory it points to is downloaded. When path ends with slash, the directory it points to is opened (previous behavior).
  • New option existing only for Synchronization.
  • Transfer resume confirmation may be turned off.
  • With SFTP, file permissions are explicitly set on the newly created directories, as at least OpenSSH ignores default permissions for new directories.
  • Program may “beep” when file operation lasting more than specified time is finished (see Environment tab of Preferences window).
  • Bug fix: After successful login, an error like “Directory ‘D:’ doesn’t exist.”, was displayed when first existing non-floppy drive was not valid. Typical configuration was no C: drive and empty D: CR-ROM drive.
  • Bug fix: Using Home directory function on remote panel corrupted “change directory cache”.
  • Maximal length of file masks was extended on all windows.
  • Ctrl+C on message window copies to clipboard the additional message (display-able via More button) as well.
  • Toolbar button Open directory/bookmark moved from Standard toolbar behind directory drop down menu on Address bar (Explorer interface).
  • Double click on path label above file panel opens Open directory/bookmark window (Commander interface only).
  • Tab Drag&drop of Preferences window moved from Environment to Transfer group.
  • Error “EAccessViolation” is now replaced with more meaningful “Invalid access to memory” to better distinguish it from “Permissions denied”.
  • Bug fix: Button No to all on overwrite confirmation dialog made error message appear for every skipped file with SCP protocol.
  • Bug fix: Processed files were not deselected, when downloading using drag&drop and, when uploading using drag&drop from local to remote panel of Commander interface.
  • Bug fix: Message “Operation was successfully completed. Connection was closed….” was displayed as “Error” instead of “Information”, when uploading files from Sent to menu of Windows Explorer.
  • Bug fix: The local directory was uselessly reloaded sometime, when calculation of total transfer size before download was completed (Commander interface only).
  • Bug fix: With path a/bbb/ccc, the one-letter-long folder a would not be displayed in change directory drop down menu.
  • Bug fix: Text mode masks history was not working on Preferences dialog.
  • Bug fix: With initial configuration, session settings on Bugs tab of login dialog was not loaded properly.

3.6.1

2004-05-13

  • MIT Kerberos 5 GSSAPI authentication. Thanks to Vaclav Tomec.
  • Password provided on-request during connection may be optionally reused for background sessions. See Preferences dialog.
  • Transfers on background may be set as default. Both using Use same settings next time check and on Preferences dialog.
  • When disconnecting, alert shows up, when there are pending background transfers.
  • A hack that forced “copy” to be default transfer operation when using drag&drop shell extension has not proved to be reliable. As alternative solution, “move” operation is disabled now by default. It makes “copy” effectively the only possible operation and thus the default one. “Move” can be enabled on Preferences dialog. Note that “move” is always allowed when dragging inside WinSCP (e.g. from remote to local panel of Commander interface)
  • Background session opens directly in working directory of its first transfer. It saves one useless directory retrieval.
  • Server/protocol information window shows SSH implementation string.
  • Bug fix: When creating symbolic link with SFTP, symlink name was swapped for target name. As all OpenSSH SFTP servers has the bug as well, the bug is preserved when connected to OpenSSH SSH server (there no way to know provider of SFTP server).
  • Bug fix: Connection via proxy server has not worked at all in 3.6.
  • Bug fix: When downloading, modification timestamp was not preserved sometime. For example on Win2k, when using background transfer.
  • Bug fix: Upload target directory was uselessly reloaded twice after background transfer completion (both by background session and main session). Now it is reloaded on background only.
  • Bug fix: Explorer interface hanged on startup with certain configuration.
  • Bug fix: Disconnect when complete on progress dialog have not worked properly during certain kinds of operations.
  • Bug fix: After changing path to full path of cached symbolic link, current path was shown as path to symbolic link instead of its target path.
  • Other minor bug fixes.

3.6

2004-05-02

  • Background transfer queue. When option Transfer on background is checked on transfer confirmation dialog, the transfer is added to background transfer queue. Each background transfer opens own SSH session, which is reused by further transfers. Number of simultaneous background transfers can be limited (defaults to 2). Transfer queue list can be displayed on the bottom of main dialog. There is new Transfer/Background tab on Preferences dialog to control queue options.
  • New permissions bits may be set: Set UID, Set GID and Sticky bit. Permissions maybe entered also as octal number with 4 digits.
  • Selectable approach towards daylight saving time. As some servers (mostly on Windows) adjust file timestamp with start of DST and some not (Unix), there is new option Daylight saving time on Environment tab of login dialog to select between the two approaches. For backward compatibility, Windows-style approach (server does adjustment) is selected by default. But it will most likely change soon as Unix-style (client does adjustment) approach is maybe better, while more dangerous and difficult to implement.
  • When not using Drag&drop shell extension, dropping files outside of WinSCP defaulted typically to move operation (instead of usual copy). As this is out of control of WinSCP, there is new option Allow moving via temporary directory, which is turned off by default. It makes copy effectively the only possible operation and thus the default one.
  • Bug fix: Drag&drop shell extension failed to register on Windows 95/98.
  • Fixed moving remote files to different remote directory. With SCP move to dir moves files now to dir subdirectory of current directory instead of /dir in root directory. With SFTP Move to did not work at all with most servers.
  • WinSCP can optionally automatically reply with stored password to the first keyboard-interactive, TIS or Cryptocard prompt. The feature is on by default.
  • Overwrite confirmation query indicates, if local or remote file is being overwritten. It is particulary useful for synchronization.
  • Text mode transfers may be forced for files edited in external editor (Editor tab of Preferences dialog).
  • Move command removed from default custom commands. Tar/GZip added instead.
  • When copying current path to clipboard, new-line is not appended anymore. The same applies to copying name of one selected file.
  • With SFTP protocol directory comparison is always done with second precision.
  • With SCP protocol, when time portion of modification timestamp is unknown, only date is displayed (00:00 used to be displayed before).
  • Quotes around path to private key are stripped, which is necessary when exporting and opening session in PuTTY.
  • Skipped files are included in batch operation percantage completeness.
  • When resuming file transfer, resumed file size is not counted towards Total transferred.
  • Bug fix: Using password longer than 255 characters hanged the application. This fixes Denial of Service as reported by Luca Ercoli.
  • Experimental support for two SFTP extensions owner-group-query@generic-extensions and software@generic-extensions as proposed by Erwin Bolwidt
  • Improved server prompts (keyboard-interactive, TIS and Cryptocard). Prompt dialog is wider. If the prompt still does not fit, whole text is displayed when hovering mouse cursor over it.
  • When URL part after scp:// or sftp:// matches one of the stored session names, the session is used. This way you may setup default username and/or password for particular host by storing them to session with the same name as the host.
  • Uncheck all button on Cleanup dialog.
  • Improved Import from PuTTY dialog. New Un/check all button. Cached host keys may be optionally imported for selected sessions.
  • When opening remote file for writting, file size is sent to server giving it chance to allocate enough space on file system in advance (SFTP only).
  • Ctrl+Left and Ctrl+Right in directory input boxes stops on slashes too (in addition to usual spaces).
  • Synchronized browsing works properly even when changing directory by more than one level (for example via history drop down list).
  • Improved communication with drag&drop shell extension. Situations when the application timouts waiting for response from the extensions should be much reduced now.
  • Local file, which is being written during download can be opened (for reading only) by other applications.
  • Local file opened by other application for writting can be uploaded.
  • Default text (ASCII) transfer mode file mask was modified to include *.*html and *.htm, instead of *.*htm*, which matches for example even file.html.zip.
  • When Drag&drop shell extension is enabled, but it is not found when dragging starts, error is displayed.
  • Command containing spaces only cannot be executed (SCP only).
  • Default custom commands translates with language change as long as they are not modified.
  • Bug fix: When dropping files, while mouse cursor indicated “drop denial”, file transfer was initiated regardless with unexpected results.
  • Bug fix: Change to logging options was reflected by active session only.
  • Bug fix: Appearance of status bars was corrupted when main window was resized (WinXP only).
  • Bug fix: When uploading back modified file, which was temporarily downloaded to be executed/opened, text mode was incorrectly used.
  • Bug fix: Fixed bug in SFTP4 implementation, when reading nano-seconds precision timestampts.
  • Bug fix: Symlinks in current directory are resolved with SFTP4.
  • Bug fix: Fixed generation of group drop down list on Attributes dialog in case the server does not provide it (SCP only).

3.5.6

2004-03-05

  • Default drag&drop operation, when transferring to local directory, is “copy”, when shells extension is used.
  • When session is closed as result of Disconnect when operation finishes option, the message dialog asks whether to close whole application or not. The confirmation may be turned off forcing application to close immediatelly.
  • Bug fix: When dropping on local directory with right mouse button, menu is displayed allowing to choose copy or move operation. The selected operation was ignored.
  • WinSCP checks for correct version of translation plugin.
  • When uninstalling user has option to cleanup the data stored by WinSCP.
  • File permissions are set explicitly after upload. It should fix problem on some SFTP servers that do not update permisions, when file existed already before transfer, but with other permissions.
  • For SFTP, when Set permissions is off, resume support is enabled and target file already existed, then permissions of the original file are applied to uploaded file after it is renamed from temporary filename (.filepart extension).
  • Option Closing session on confirmation box of Preferences dialog renamed to more appropriate Exiting application.
  • WinSCP now supports translation to languages unknown to Windows (Esperanto particularly).
  • Bug fix: Pageant and PuTTYgen components in setup application were switched.
  • Bug fix: When moving remote files to other directory, the file names were not displayed on progress dialog.

3.5.5 beta

2004-02-23

  • Drag&drop control completely remade:
    • WinSCP setup installs Windows shells extension (file dragext.dll) that allows direct drag&drop downloads. The extension is loaded to memory on computer startup, even when WinSCP is not running! Use with caution.
    • Drawback of the extension is that with it, files can be downloaded using drag&drop only to regular local folder of Windows Explorer. From Preferences windows, user can switch back to older mode that allows downloads to any destination (ZIP archive, FTP, etc.). However when using it, files are downloaded to temporary directory first.
    • When dropping with right mouse button, menu is displayed allowing to choose copy or move operation.
    • When dragging files within remote panel, only “move” operation is allowed and only if dragging to subdirectory or parent directory.
    • When the shell extension is not used and files are moved using drag&drop outside of WinSCP, warning is displayed. The warning can be turned off from Preferences window via option Warn when moving to temporary directory. The option replaces older option Allow move on remote side.
    • When dragging between local and remote panel, “copy” operation is offered by default (Commander interface only).
    • Bug fix: When moving files to remote directory from local panel (Commander interface only) using drag&drop, local panel is refreshed after transfer completes.
  • Moving remote files to different remote directory.
  • SSH core upgraded to PuTTY 0.54. It brings following changes:
    • Fixed validation of SSH-2 RSA key whose length was not a multiple of 8 bits.
    • Several other bug fixes.
  • Program can be registered to handle scp:// and sftp:// addresses. Format of the address may be the same as session command-line parameter of program: (scp|sftp)://[user[:pwd]@]host[:port][/path]. Command-line parameter may also start with protocol name now. Address handling may be registered either from Preferences window or from setup application.
  • On Commander interface, command line panel can be shown. It allows execution of commands both on local and remote computer.
  • New function Copy Path to Clipboard copies current path to clipboard as text. Function is available from context menu of panels (Commander interface only) and from main menu.
  • New submenu File names in File(s) menu contains functions for manipulation with names of selected files: Copy to Clipboard, Copy to Clipboard (Include Paths) and Insert to Command Line (Commander interface only).
  • Minimize button on synchronization progress window.
  • Synchronized browsing is preserved, when restarting application and switching session, as long as the last component of local and remote path is the same.
  • Empty SFTP directory listing packet is considered to indicate end of directory listing. While it seems to be vilation of SFTP protocol, it was implemeted to support some older SFTP servers.
  • Synchronization options can be saved.
  • Preserve timestamp option is forced on for function Keep remote directory up to date.
  • When updating of timestamp after file upload fails, program suggests to turn off Preserve timestamp option (SFTP only).
  • Swapped month name and day number is allowed in directory listing (SCP only).
  • Ctrl+Alt+H hot key toggles showing of hidden files in panels (corresponds to Show hidden files option on Preferences window).
  • When local panel is selected, synchronize dialog offers remote directory synchronization by default and vice versa (Commander interface only).
  • Menu Mark has new Select/unselect item. Its purpose is solely to show new users, who do not know Commander interface, keyboard shortcut to select/unselect files.
  • Directory bookmarks is the default bookmark management option for Commander interface. It used to be “Location profiles”.
  • When server fails to read requested number of bytes with SFTP protocol when reading file, error “Received incomplete data packet before end of file” should not occur any more for most of the cases. However in such circumstances, acceleration of SFTP transfer performance introduced in 3.4 is lost.
  • When renaming temporary .filepart file to destination name fails, program suggests turning off the “resume support”.
  • When program fails to initialize SFTP protocol due to “Received too large SFTP packet”, it offers possible solution.
  • Server time zone offset can be set up to +/- 13 hours with 15 minutes precision.
  • Edited file is uploaded, when its timestamp changes randomly, not only when it changes forwards. This fixes problem that remote file, whose timestamp was forward comparing with local time, was not uploaded after beging edited.
  • Bug fix: Changes to loaded stored session on login dialog were saved when Login button was pressed.
  • Bug fix: Failure when selecting directory on remote panel drop down menu.
  • Bug fix: Path above remote panel is shortened when it does not fit to panel width (Commander interface only).

3.5

2004-01-14

  • Installation package includes Czech, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Malay, Polish, Spanish and Swedish translations. More languages will be available once completed.
  • Full local and remote directory synchronization. Either both directories can be synchronized or one of them only. When only one directory is synchronized against the other, files/directories not existing in the other directory can be optionaly deleted.
  • New session option Cache directory changes. Together with Cache visited directories it allows instant changes to already visited directories without talking to the server. For SCP protocol the cache has no benefit without Cache visited directories being turned on as well. Cached directory changes can be preserved between sessions (Permanent cache option). Both caches can be cleared using Commands > Clear caches command.
  • For uploads and downloads operation masks can be used. Operation mask is used to change the filename. By default mask *.* is offered, which leaves filename unchanged.
  • When the total transfer size is calculated, the operation progress dialog shows time estimated till completion.
  • During download, return code 1 of scp command is ignored. Among other things, this allows continuation of batch file transfer after some non-serious errors.
  • Server/protocol information window (in Commands menu).
  • When the first command line parameter is not session name, WinSCP parses the parameter using pattern [user[:pwd]@]host[:port][/path] and tries to open the session.
  • Session can be kept alive alternativelly by executing dummy command.
  • Overwrite confirmation dialog shows size and modification timestamp of both files.
  • SFTP (with SCP fallback allowed) is now default transfer protocol.
  • Both upload and download confirmation dialogs has target path histories.
  • For downloads, file properties modification and calculation of total transfer size, symlinks to directories are not followed.
  • Size of SFTP packet is limited by maximal size of SSH-2 packet (as suggested by the server). This heuristics can allow WinSCP to work on SFTP servers with limited memory (in particular servers running on embeded devices).
  • Local read-only files can be overwritten (confirmation is required).
  • When PuTTY is not found in configured (or default) path, the search paths (PATH system variable) are searched for executable.
  • Open in PuTTY opens existing session from PuTTY’s session list, when session with the same name as current WinSCP session exists.
  • File having CR/LF line endings already is not converted, when converting line endings from LF to CR/LF.
  • Empty output of groups command is tolerated.
  • When neighter configured local directory nor user documents directory can be opened, the WinSCP installation directory is set as initial in the local panel of Commander interface.
  • When saving modified session, name of original session is offered as default name.
  • Download confirmation dialog forces full local (non UNC) path to be entered.
  • SSH core upgraded to current development snapshot of PuTTY (2003-12-22). It brings following changes:
    • Some memory leaks fixed.
    • SOCKS4/5 proxy fixed.
    • Bug fix: Connections to 127.0.0.1 from interface IP addresses was refused.
  • Operation progress percentage is now shown on progress window title too.
  • Command Quit was moved from Commands to File menu of Explorer interface.
  • Sort direction arrows on file panels are reversed.
  • Changes to directories with names like ~ xxxx are again possible. Note space after tilde (SCP only).
  • The history management of edit boxes histories was changed. The old histories from previous versions will not be loaded.
  • The first stored session is now always selected on login dialog to show the focus.
  • Bug fix: When user denied to overwrite remote file in uploaded directory, superfluous error message was displayed (SFTP only).
  • Bug fix: There were one second time difference on 50% of downloaded files (SFTP only).
  • Bug fix: When the server refused to provide the directory listing the last opened directory listing was still displayed even when actual path was changed (SFTP only).
  • Bug fix: Fatal error during upload crashed the application (SCP only).
  • Bug fix: Stored sessions tab was not selected in navigation tree (on the left of Login dialog) when session was saved.
  • Bug fix: Failure when error occurs while closing remote file after upload itself failed (SFTP only).
  • Bug fix: Failure while uploading empty file in text (ASCII) mode.
  • Bug fix: When none of the SSH authentication methods was aggreed with the server, meaningless and errorneous prompt for password was displayed.
  • Bug fix: Violation of SFTP4 specification, when opening remote file (4 bytes instead of one were occupied by parameter type of SSH_FXP_OPEN packet).

3.4.2

2003-11-05

  • Bug fix: Incorrect SFTP upload of files in text-mode (Shame on me, I had a bad week).
  • Bug fix: Proxy options Consider proxying local host connections and Do DNS name lookup at proxy end were set incorrectly, when session was loaded on login dialog.
  • Translation support improved.
  • Russian and Czech translations updated.

3.4.1

2003-11-01

  • Serious bug fix: Uploaded files smaller than 4 KiB were empty after transfer (SFTP only).
  • Russian translation of setup application added.

3.4

2003-10-29

  • Significant acceleration of SFTP transfer performance.
  • WinSCP can be translated to other languages. Currently, there are Czech, Japanese, Russian and Spanish translations complete. More translations are in progress. Setup application itself is not translated to Russian yet. To use Russian translation, install Russian translation and switch to it using Languages button on login dialog.
  • New pattern for custom commands: !?prompt?default!. When command with this pattern is executed, user is first asked for value of prompt parameter (default is used as default value).
  • New predefined custom command Move (mv “!” “!?&Move to:?!”), using above new pattern.
  • Every custom command has two switches: Apply to directories and Execute recursively.
  • Paths like ~username, when changing current directory, are now handled with SCP protocol.
  • New option on copy confirmation dialog: Append button (SFTP protocol only). When selected, user has two options. Either to append source file to end of destination file or to finish transfer. The latter option is another kind of transfer resuming and is particulary useful for updating log files. The option is not available, when source file is smaller than destination file.
  • Debug informations and additional checks (assertions) were removed from executable. This may lead to small performance benefits.
  • Support for version 0 and 1 of SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol). With these versions, rename and resume features are disabled.
  • Total transfer size of all files in batch operation is calculated. This enables correct calculation of operation progress percentage. As the total size calculation can last too long, it can be turned off on Preferences dialog.
  • Prompts (usually for password) issued by server as part of TIS, Cryptocard or keyboard-interactive authentication methods are distinguished from password authentication prompts issued by WinSCP itself.
  • Remote directory(ies) properties dialog has new button Calculate, which calculates total size of all files in directory(ies).
  • Batch operation progress percentage is shown on taskbar.
  • Drive drop-down menu is updated, when a drive/device is loaded or ejected (Commander interface only).
  • Time or size or both can be used to compare files (Commander interface only).
  • Option Update only existing files for Keep remote directories up to date function.
  • Temporary folder created to edit/open remote file is deleted whole, including any new files (particulary backup file created by editor).
  • Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab can be used to switch between opened sessions.
  • Host name may contain user@host. This is particulary useful for importing sessions from PuTTY, which allows same format too.
  • Default resume threshold increased to 100 KiB.
  • Function Check for updates is available on login dialog too.
  • When uploading file in text (ASCII) mode, ^Z (ASCII 0×26) characters are removed.
  • Button Save (session) is available on all tabs of login dialog, with exception of Stored sessions tab.
  • Insignificant errors that occur during reading directory content with SFTP protocol are ignored.
  • Local panel is resorted, when file is renamed (Commander interface only).
  • More descriptive error message is shown, when SCP protocol cannot be initialized (SCP command is missing or cannot be found).
  • Preferences dialog uses navigation tree instead of tabs, just like Login dialog.
  • Bug fix: Fixed error with canonizing paths with SFTP protocol. On some servers, this error caused failure, while uploading directories.
  • Bug fix: Download option Preserve read-only now works with SFTP protocol.
  • Bug fix: Change to word wrapping with editor being opened is now applied correctly.
  • Bug fix: Local panel is refreshed, when editor is closed (Commander interface only).
  • Bug fix: When exporting session to PuTTY, path to private key is exported correctly. Proxy settings are exported both in format used by PuTTY 0.53b (and older) and current development snapshot.
  • Bug fix: Program was aborted, when one of the local files of batch operation were deleted before being processed.
  • Bug fix: Failure, when user presses Skip button on some error messages.
  • Bug fix: Fixed error handling with SFTP protocol.
  • Bug fix: When running in /update mode, errors are handled properly.

3.3

2003-09-15

  • Custom commands feature (SCP protocol only). In Preferences window, user may set up set of custom commands. Than it is possible to execute any of these commands for each of selected files. Exclamation mark (!) in command is replaced with name of file. There are two predefined commands: touch (touch “!”) and execute (“!”). To execute custom command use either main menu or remote file context menu.
  • New option Continue on error (for advanced users only). When the option is on and error occures during batch operation (transfer, delete, set properties, etc.), the batch is not stopped. At the end of operation list of errors is displayed.
  • For SCP protocol it is possible to define time zone difference between server and client. Using this information WinSCP is able to perform correct remote and local directory comparison.
  • Check for updates feature. It connectes to WinSCP site and checks, if there is new version released. You may also run WinSCP with command line switch /update.
  • New option Do not change local directory when switching sessions. It preserves same local directory, when switching between opened sessions (Commander interface only).
  • Current session settings can be exported to PuTTY and opened with this SSH terminal client (Ctrl+P).
  • SSH core upgraded to current development snapshot of PuTTY (2003-09-12). It brings following changes:
    • Bug fix: Error “Assertion failed: addr->family == AF_UNSPEC”, when using SOCKS5 proxy.
    • Bug fix: Error Unable to load private key, when using key authentication.
    • Several other bug fixes.
  • Administrators may restrict saving password with stored sessions by settings registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Martin Prikryl\WinSCP 2\DisablePasswordStoring to dword:00000001.
  • With SFTP protocol version 3 and older, program is able to ignore non-UNIX style directory listing (file owner/group name will not be detected).
  • Animation displayed on progress windows for “set properties” operation.
  • Menu Commands was split to Commands and Files in Commander interface.
  • Improved packet logging for SFTP.
  • Bug fix: When a session had turned off option Remember last used directory, its opened local directory was not preserved, when switching between opened sessions.
  • Bug fix: When overwrite confirmation was on and file upload failed, because of insufficient rights, overwrite confirmation dialog was shows instead of error message (SFTP only).
  • Several other bug fixes.

3.2.1

2003-08-24

  • Bug fix: It was not possible to overwrite file, when overwrite confirmation was on (SFTP only).

3.2

2003-08-24

  • It is possible to open more connections simultaneously. Connections may be switched using Opened sessions from Session menu, Session toolbar or Alt+1 to Alt+0 keyboard shortcuts (only first 10 connections).
  • Support for version 4 of SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) including its native support for text (ASCII) mode transfers. Session option EOL characters (Environment tab of Login dialog) is ignored with SFTP4. CR/LF is always used unless server requests different sequence. With SFTP4 it is also possible to change file owner/group.
  • With SFTP4 WinSCP is compatible with VanDyke VShell for Windows.
  • Directory bookmarks were replaced with Location Profiles in Commander interface. Profile is composed of both local and remote directory bookmark and custom name. Profiles can be organised into folders (currently one level only). Profiles are compatible with bookmarks in both ways. To switch back to bookmarks, see check box on Commander tab of Properties dialog.
  • SSH core upgraded to current development snapshot of PuTTY (2003-07-17). It brings following changes:
    • Two new proxy options: Consider proxying local host connections and Do DNS name lookup at proxy end (see Proxy tab of login dialog).
    • New SSH server bug detection: Misuses the session ID in PK auth (see Bugs tab of login dialog).
    • Several bug fixes.
  • Administrators may restrict using editor and opening remote files by settings registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Martin Prikryl\WinSCP 2\DisableOpenEdit to dword:00000001.
  • Automatic substitution of characters invalid for Windows filenames (on download).
  • Uploaded partial file (with .filepart extension) is renamed to target name only after file is closed (SFTP only). This should eliminate problems on servers, where file locking is supported (Windows).
  • Fixed detection of system font.
  • When reconnecting after fatal error, current program instance (window) is reused.
  • Only Windows (CR/LF) end-of-line sequence is converted, when uploading file in text (ASCII) mode.
  • File is transferred properly using SFTP, even when its actual size is different than value displayed in directory listing (this happens e.g. when file was changed since directory was opened).
  • Ctrl+Down and Ctrl+Up can be used to enter/leave subdirectory.
  • WinSCP identifies itself to SFTP server (version 3 and later) using winscp@winscp.sourceforge.net extension (SSH_FXP_EXTENDED packet). If server recognises WinSCP, it should reply with SSH_FXP_STATUS packet with SSH_FX_OK value.
  • SFTP error messages (received from server) are converted from UTF-8 encoding to local encoding.
  • All drop down lists are always wide enough to fit its contents (whenever possible).
  • Dialog with directory bookmarks is widened, when necessary.
  • When saving file from editor, overwrite confirmation is not requested.
  • Several typos corrected (thanks to Sean M. Burke).
  • Improved XP design (password boxes, etc).
  • Bug fix: If move of remote directory was cancelled, but download of current file was finished, program failed (SCP only).
  • Bug fix: Properties dialog have not worked properly, when server (file system) does not support file owner/group.
  • Bug fix: It was not possible to toggle More/Less button using Enter key.
  • Bug fix: Error “Variant array index out of bounds”, while loading directory.
  • Bug fix: Exceptions (error messages) were not displayed in log window.
  • Bug fix: Renaming symbolic link renamed linked file instead (SFTP only).
  • Bug fix: Session was not closed after fatal error during drag&drop operation.
  • Bug fix: Empty file could not have been transferred using SFTP.
  • Bug fix: File was not transferred, when using drag&drop along with checking Disconnect when complete option.
  • Bug fix: Failure when dragging file with semicolon (;) in filename (“Assertion Failed: File…” or “List index out of bounds(…)”).

3.1

2003-07-15

  • Support for older version 2 of SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol). With the version it is not possible to handle symbolic links. When it is in use, program behaves as if Resolve symbolic links option (see below) were turned off.
  • Version of SFTP in use is displayed on status line of main application window.
  • On Stored sessions tab of login dialog, you may add item to Windows Explorer’s Send to menu. The item opens session and uploads selected files.
  • All icons and shortcuts that may be created using installer can be created also on Integration tab of Preferences window. This includes desktop icon, quick launch icon and upload shortcut to Windows Explorer’s Send to context menu.
  • Option Resolve symbolic links on Environment tab of Login dialog. If it is turned off, symbolic links will not be resolved, when directory content is loaded. This may speed up directory loading and avoid problems with cyclic links. Yet it disables possibility to open symbolic links pointing to a directory and disables Add/edit link function.
  • On Properties window, it is possible to change file permissions even using octal format.
  • For external editor, it is possible to specify optional parameters. Pattern !.! is replaced with name of file being edited.
  • Fixed bug, which caused program failure, after remote file was dropped on file in local panel (Commander interface only), which has associcated drop handler. Typical example is ZIP file in Windows XP.
  • Fixed detection of end of command output (SCP only). Among other this fixes failure, when set command is typed in console.
  • Fixed bug, which caused program termination, when editor was opened, while having selected more than one file.
  • Operation progress window is updated more frequently during file transfer.
  • “Hourglass” mouse cursor is used even for SFTP operations.
  • Key del works properly in internal editor, even when no text block is selected.

3.0 beta

2003-06-26

  • Project milestone.
  • SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) version 3 support. Compare with SCP.
  • Transfer resume (SFTP only). By default WinSCP allows resume only for files greater than 10 KiB. It would cause not appropriate slow down with smaller file. It is possible to change threshold in Preferences.
  • Text file editor. By default internal editor is used, yet external editor can be configured instead. Internal editor features:
    • Clipboard operations (copy, cut, paste, delete).
    • Single undo.
    • Find, replace, find/replace next.
    • Go to line number.
  • Remote file execution (file is downloaded to local temporary directory, executed/opened and uploaded back, when changed).
  • Add/edit link command. For SCP, both symbolic links and hard links can be created. For SFTP, only symbolic links are supported. Symbolic links can be edited also. On local panel (Commander interface only) command works with Windows shortcuts.
  • Transfer speed limiter on transfer progress dialog.
  • Improved loading of remote directory. Directories with very large number of files should load much faster.
  • Slightly faster upload with SCP.
  • When message (confirmation or error) pops up, while program is on background, taskbar icon flashes.
  • Transfer mode (text, binary) and resume status shown on transfer progress dialog.
  • When Remember last used directory option is turned on, Home directory command opens real home directory, even when default directory is specified.
  • Bug fix: Password was unintentionally saved with stored session, when Remember last used directory option was turned on.
  • When you drag files from remote directory to local within application (Commander interface only), files are downloaded directly to local directory.
  • Ignore button on error confirmation dialogs replaced with more meaningful Skip button.
  • Auto-completion feature in Console dialog was removed.
  • Leave as is option in context menu of permissions box.
  • Improved error logging.
  • Bug fix: Path to random seed file enclosed in quotes is handled properly.
  • Bug fix: Handling of cyclic symbolic links.
  • Bug fix: Session can be opened, even when configured default local directory does not exist.
  • Bug fix: Leaved directory is selected after parent directory is opened, even when parent directory is loaded from cache.
  • Bug fix: Abort command have not worked properly, when remote file deletion failed after file was moved to local directory.
  • Bug fix: When log window was opened, it received focus after file operation finishes. Some other log window bugs fixed too.

2.3

2003-04-24

  • Directory content cache.
  • Installer can add item to Windows Explorer’s Send to menu (item is named Send to/WinSCP2 (upload with SCP)).
  • A temporary files for drag&drop operations are now deleted properly.
  • Logging window was fixed.
  • Bug fix: Manually entered destination directory for drag&drop transfers was ignored.
  • Error handling was improved for file transfers.
  • Improved installation package.
  • When program is uninstalled, user settings (including stored sessions) are preserved.

2.2.3

2003-04-12

  • Some bugs while processing files above 2GB are fixed.
  • Programs does not hang, when it encouters a cyclic symlink.
  • A button No to all on batch confirmation dialogs.
  • More details in a log file.
  • An error reporting after failed autentification improved.
  • Windows Explorer can be launched for current local directory (this function is only available in the Commander interface).
  • Clicking on local directory shortcut opens the directory (this function is only available in the Commander interface).
  • More button on copy confirmation dialogs works correctly now.
  • A keepalive interval can be specified in seconds now.
  • When username and server is stored in “Default Session” that session is not opened automaticaly on program startup anymore.

2.2

2003-01-26

  • WinSCP2 is no longer BETA.
  • Simple console that enables user to execute arbitrary command (it must not require any user input).
  • Directory bookmarks for both local and remote panel. Bookmarks can be used from Open directory dialog.
  • There is button Reconnect on all error dialogs that notifies about closed session due to fatal error.
  • Session can be closed on completion of batch file operation. See checkbox Disconnect when operation finishes on operation progress window.
  • Creation of session shortcuts on Windows desktop.
  • User might change directory, where temporary drag&drop files are stored. User also might be notified, when there is not enough space on temporary drive.
  • Never ask me again checkbox on close session confirmation dialog.
  • Function Save current session saves current directories as default ones.
  • Batch file deletion can be interrupted. Same bug fixed for setting remote file properties.
  • Improved XP design.

2.1 beta

2003-01-13

  • SSH core upgraded to PuTTY 0.53b. It brings following changes:
    • Security fix: the vulnerability found by the Rapid7 SSHredder test suite is now believed fixed. See CERT advisory CA-2002-36.
    • Support for Diffie-Hellman group exchange in SSH-2.
    • Support for AES in SSH-2.
    • Support for public keys in SSH-2, both RSA and DSA. Agent forwarding is supported, but only to OpenSSH servers, because ssh.com have a different agent protocol which they haven’t published.
    • Added the Bugs control panel, allowing the user to manually control various workarounds for SSH server bugs.
    • WinSCP now natively supports making its connection through various types of proxy. We support SOCKS 4 and 5, HTTP CONNECT (RFC 2817), and the common ad-hoc type of proxy where you telnet to the proxy and then send text of the form connect host.name 22. Basic password authentication is supported in SOCKS and HTTP proxies.
  • Security fix: WinSCP does not allow server to store files to different local directory than was requested.
  • Fixed old buffering error that caused WinSCP to consume too many memory and to almost hang while uploading large files.
  • New “look” of login window (tree-view instead of PuTTY-like tabs).
  • User might set his/her default session settings (see Set defaults button on Stored sessions tab of login dialog)
  • Improved XP design.
  • WinSCP window remembers its maximalization status.
  • Never ask me again checkbox on copy/delete confirmation dialog.

2.0 beta (#110)

2002-12-21

  • You can rename file to a name of existing file.
  • Option to disable delete confirmation.
  • Checkbox Set permissions on copy confirmation dialog is off by default.
  • Buttons Abort and All/Yes to All have different accelerators now.

2.0 beta (#106)

2002-12-16

  • Installation package for this version is available.
  • New function Keep remote directory up to date that watches all changes to the local directory. All new and/or modified files all automatically uploaded to the remote directory (this function is only available in the Commander interface).
  • Compare directories function. It marks files in both panels, that does not exist in opposite panel or that are newer (this function is only available in the Commander interface).
  • Both new functions may be invoked from Commands menu or from new toolbar Commands Buttons.
  • Placement of INI file with configuration may be specified by command-line parameter /INI=path.
  • New session option (Remember last used directory on Directories tab), which secures that on connect, last used local and remote directory would be opened.
  • You can select directory from recent directories list in Open directory dialog for remote panel.
  • In Explorer interface it is optionally possible to show full path on Address bar.
  • Show tabs with advanced options setting is stored now.
  • Fixed bug “assert(!FSuspended)”.
  • After files are moved or deleted, same file remain focused (whenever possible).
  • Fixed bug, which caused that files moved to remote directory remained shown on local panel.
  • Fixed bug while sorting or hiding columns using context menu.
  • It is possible to work with files that begin with dash.

2.0 beta (#101)

2002-12-02

  • New style for Windows XP.
  • Configuration may be optionally saved to INI file instead of Registry.
  • Optional Windows Explorer-style selection even in Commander inteface.
  • Function to store current session to session list.
  • Option to hide columns in directory listing panel.
  • Safer password storing.
  • Overwriting files in local folder requires confirmation.
  • Option to disable overwrite confirmation.
  • Inaccessible directories maybe optionally hidden.
  • Sort by file extension.
  • Tabs on login dialog with advanced options (Advanced, SCP, Logging) are hidden by default. They can be shown using Show tabs with advanced options checkbox on Basic tab.
  • Default text file mask extended to: *.*htm*; *.txt; *.php*; *.cgi; *.c; *.cpp; *.h; *.pas; *.bas; *.tex; *.pl; .htaccess; *.xtml; *.css; *.cfg; *.ini; *.sh; *.xml
  • When autodetection of return code variable fails, the connection is terminated immediately.
  • Thread error on Windows 95/98/ME is maybe fixed.
  • Bug “Error reading LogImages->Bitmap: Failed to read ImageList data from stream” on Windows 95/98/ME is fixed.
  • Fixed bug while changing local drive.

2.0 beta (#93)

2002-11-13

  • When copying files to remote directory using drag&drop, proper dialog is shown now, that includes option to set file permissions.
  • To set file permissions, the octal format is used now, when the permissions are known exactly.
  • New option was added to Ignore LS warnings. It supresses warnings that occures during directory load. It is particulary useful on OpenSSH for Windows, where a warning is displayed each time, when root of system drive is opened, due to pagefile.sys.
  • Fixed bug “Access violation” while closing application.
  • Other minor changes and fixes.
  • License windows added.

2.0 beta (#89)

2002-01-29

  • Drag&drop bug fixed.
  • Option Clear aliases is now respected.

2.0 beta (#87)

2001-11-26

  • It is possible to open directory even on system, where ls command doesn’t print total … line.

2.0 beta (#86)

2001-11-16

  • Option to specify server response timeout.
  • Fixed bug in TIS/CryptoCard autentification.

2.0 beta (#85)

2001-11-09

  • Function to open WinSCP homepage in Help menu.
  • Random seed file name generating and storing bug fixed.
  • “Connection time” and “file transfer duration” indicators corrected.
  • Directories containing devices and other non-standard files are now displayed correctly.
  • Other minor bugs fixed.
  • File names containing some special characters (exclamation mark, plus) are now handled correctly.
  • View style in Explorer interface is stored in configuration.
  • Program doesn’t fail when user attempts to copy file specifing name of existing file as target remote directory.
  • Remote directory containing devices can be opened.
  • Remote directory containing files with space in its group name can be opened.
  • Return variable autodetect bug fixed.
  • RSA key file name containing space can be used now.
  • Program now handles safely error while deleting local file.
  • Options to suppress setting file permissions and modification time for uploaded files (useful when overwriting files owned by other user).
  • Ability to use scp2 with scp1 compatibility.
  • “Pointer error” bug fixed.
  • File transfer protocol was modified. WinSCP should not “hang” when downloading files anymore. (It was happening on some systems).

2.0 beta

2001-10-05

  • Project milestone.
  • SSH-2 support.
  • RSA keys authentication (SSH-1-only), including support for Pageant and agent forwarding.
  • Compression.
  • Possibility to choose preferred encryption algorithm (3DES, DES, Blowfish).
  • Different initial directory for each session.
  • Some options for temporary adaptation of remote system for WinSCP needs (clearing aliases, forcing LS command to display file group name, unsetting user variables influencing national environment).
  • Sending of null packets to keep session active.
  • Stored session list. For each session you can configure following options: username, server name, port number, RSA key file, SSH protocol version, preferred encryption algorithm, compression usage, TIS/CryptoCard authentication, agent forwarding, sending of null packets to keep session active, initial remote and local directory, shell used, return code variable, looking up user groups, clearing aliases, aliasing LS command to display file group name, remote system EOL characters.
  • Logging to specified file or separate log window.
  • Selectable program interface. First interface is two-panel environment similar to Norton Commander. Second option is Windows Explorer-like window.
  • Drag&drop support for transfering files (between panels, between WinSCP and other applications including other instances of WinSCP). Moving (not copying) files using drag&drop is disabled by default due to possible data loss. This feature can be enabled in preferences window.
  • Configurable program interface: adjustable toolbars, option to show hidden files, etc.
  • Back and forward buttons to walk thru visited folders on both local and remote directory.
  • Folder can be opened even by typing its full name from keyboard.
  • Files can by sorted by values of all columns in directory listing.
  • New or stored session can be open from menu.
  • Improved error handling.
  • Batch file transfer continues even after error.
  • Change of file group and file permissions merged into one Properties dialog. In same dialog it is possible to change file owner.
  • Selectable file transfer mode: ASCII/BINARY. Recognition of appropriate transfer mode can be realized automatically by file extension.
  • Files can be transferred to different folder than one opened in opposite panel.
  • Improved file selection.
  • Status bar showing bytes received and sent indicator. Also SSH version, compression usage, encryption algorithm and session duration is shown.
  • Function to clean up all data stored by WinSCP.

1.0

2000-09-30

1) PuTTY 0.65, 0.66 and 0.67 fixes are not relevant for WinSCP.
 
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