In addition to the default English user interface, WinSCP can be switched to other languages.
The installation package contains all the translations that were complete at time of its release (particularly for beta releases, there may be none). Other translations may be downloaded separately from the translation page. On that page there may be complete translations that were finished after the release. You can download incomplete translations as well. Non-translated parts of the interface will be in English.
The translation is contained in a separate file. It does not need to be installed in any way, it suffices to extract the file from the ZIP archive to the same directory where the WinSCP executable is (i.e. installation directory). Except for the extension, the file must have the same name as the executable.
The installer installs the executable into the file
WinSCP.exe. It corresponds to name of the downloadable translation files. For example, the Czech translation has the name
WinSCP.cs. If your executable has a different name, you need to rename the translation file to the same name. This applies in the case where you download the portable executable with a name like
Note that the translation file for a particular version of WinSCP cannot be used for any other version, be it older or newer.
You will have the first opportunity to select your preferred language during the installation. If you download your preferred language later or change your mind, you can change the language using the Language button on the bottom of the Login dialog.
However, note that the language chosen during installation will affect the language of the icons which the installer creates ("Send to" link, etc). The icons are fixed and will not change when you switch your language later.
If you would like to join the WinSCP translation team, either to help with existing translations or to add another language, please read about Translation Administration.
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