Topic "Any way to have simultaneous Explorer and Commander sessions"

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Joe Codeswell
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Dear WinSCP,

Thanks for the GREAT product. Very Happy

Is there any way to have simultaneous Explorer and Commander sessions?

I REALLY like using the Explorer because it integrates so well with Windows Explorer. However, I often need to use Commander to check that the remote directory is up to date with the local directory.

Any suggestions?

Thanks for the help in advance.

Love and peace,

Joe
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martin
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You can make two copies of WinSCP (winscp.exe) in different directories, each having its own INI file.

Also this feature will help, once implemented:
http://winscp.net/tracker/show_bug.cgi?id=876
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Joe Codeswell
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Dear Martin,

Thanks for the reply. I'll try that.

Thanks for the GREAT product.

Love and peace,

Joe
Joe Codeswell
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Joe Codeswell wrote:
Dear Martin,

Thanks for the reply. I'll try that.

Thanks for the GREAT product.

Love and peace,

Joe


Dear Martin,

I finally got around to trying your suggestion WITH a slight modification: I only use one copy of WinSCP.exe Would you please let me know if you think this will work or if I'll run into trouble?

Setup for simultaneous WinSCP Commander and Explorer sessions

A. Change storage preference to ini file
1. Open existing WinSCP installation
2. At bottom of LEFT panel click Preferences
3. On RIGHT panel click Preferences button
4. Toward bottom of LEFT panel click Storage
5. Toward TOP of RIGHT panel select INI file (WinSCP.ini)
6. Click OK

B. Setup Commander interface ini file
1. Open WinSCP
2. At bottom of LEFT panel click Preferences
3. On RIGHT panel select Commander
4. On LEFT panel click Stored Sessions
5. Log into my stored session
6. On Commander MENU select Options > Preferences
7. At bottom LEFT click EXPORT button
8. Change the name from WinSCP.ini to WinSCP_mysession_Commander.ini
9. Store the file in C:\Program Files\WinSCP

C. Setup Commander interface ini file
1. Open WinSCP
2. At bottom of LEFT panel click Preferences
3. On RIGHT panel select Explorer
4. On LEFT panel click Stored Sessions
5. Log into my stored session
6. On Explorer MENU select View > Preferences
7. At bottom LEFT click EXPORT button
8. Change the name from WinSCP.ini to WinSCP_mysession_Explorer.ini
9. Store the file in C:\Program Files\WinSCP

D. Make 2 .cmd files
1. File name: WinSCP_mysession_Commander.cmd content:

cd "C:\Program Files\WinSCP"
copy WinSCP_mysession_Commander.ini WinSCP.ini
WinSCP.exe

2. File name: WinSCP_mysession_Explorer.cmd content:

cd "C:\Program Files\WinSCP"
copy WinSCP_mysession_Explorer.ini WinSCP.ini
WinSCP.exe

E. Final Notes

- I put these cmd files in a place on my path.
- I also made shortcuts to them.
- I have fired up BOTH Commander and Explorer sessions SIMULTANEOUSLY.
- I HAVE NOT done much testing to see if running from a single .exe will cause problems.

Would you please let me know if you think this will work or if I'll run into trouble?

Thanks for the GREAT product, Martin.

Love and peace,

Joe
martin
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This way you will be losing any further changes to configuration.

I suggest you do:
WinSCP.exe /ini="C:\Program Files\WinSCP\WinSCP_mysession_Explorer.ini"
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Joe Codeswell
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prikryl wrote:
This way you will be losing any further changes to configuration.

I suggest you do:
WinSCP.exe /ini="C:\Program Files\WinSCP\WinSCP_mysession_Explorer.ini"


Thanks, Martin. I'll make that change.

Love and peace,

Joe
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