WinSCP can also closely cooperate with other applications.
You can have shortcut icons to WinSCP on your desktop or on the Quick Launch toolbar (not available on Windows 7 and newer). The shortcut can display WinSCP’s login dialog or open a site (stored session) directly.
To create a shortcut to WinSCP, simply allow the program to create the icons itself when running the installer, or click the buttons found in the Preferences dialog via the Options/Preferences menu in WinSCP’s user interface if it’s already installed. Shortcuts to sites are easily made from WinSCP’s Login dialog box by selecting the site from the list then selecting the shortcut type by clicking the Shell icon button.
You can have shortcut icons appear in the ‘Send To’ menu, found in the File menu in Windows Explorer and displayed when a file is right-clicked. Shortcuts can either open WinSCP and present the Login dialog or open a site (stored session) directly. In both cases after the site is opened, the selected file(s) are uploaded to the server; WinSCP can then close or go on to display its user interface.
To create a shortcut that displays the Login dialog box, use installer or go to Preferences dialog. Alternatively, a shortcut that automatically opens site can be created by going to the Sites/Stored sessions page of the Login dialog box; select the site and click the Shell icon button.
To remove the icon, go to
C:\Documents and Settings\username\SendTo folder (or to
C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo folder on Windows 7) and remove respective shortcut.
WinSCP can be registered to handle SFTP and SCP protocol URL addresses. For supported URL format see command-line options. If the path part of the URL does end with slash (
/) WinSCP starts with the path as initial remote directory. If the path does not end with slash, the file (or directory) specified by it is downloaded.
If current user’s permissions allow, WinSCP register itself for all users. Otherwise it registers for current user only.
Learn how to copy URL of file selected in file panel to clipboard.
To change the search path, the installer modifies
autoexec.bat on Windows 95/98/ME and changes machine (all users) registry keys on Windows NT/2000/XP and newer.
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