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Download and Install WinSCP

This guide contains a simplified description of downloading and installing WinSCP. You may want to see detailed documentation of the process instead.



You can obtain WinSCP from the WinSCP download page. Follow the Installation package link. You should save the installer to an easily accessible location such as your Windows desktop or your My Documents folder.

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  1. Open the installation program by double-clicking on its icon.
  2. If your Windows language is not supported by the installer, select an alternative language you want to use (both for installation and later when using WinSCP).

  3. On the License Agreement screen click Accept after reviewing the license.
  4. You will be prompted to select a setup type. For a basic setup, choose Typical installation.
  5. Then you will be prompted for Initial User Settings. This allows you to select user interface style. If you have used (and enjoyed) file managers like Total Commander, Altap Salamander or Norton Commander before, keep default Commander interface. Otherwise you will probably be more familiar with Explorer interface.

  6. After you select the interface, the Ready to Install screen opens. On this screen, you can review the installation options you’ve selected. Click Install to start the installation.
  7. A brief installation process will take place. You may have to restart Windows File Explorer or your computer. If you choose not to restart, some WinSCP functions may not be available until you do so.

Further Reading

If you need more details, please check documentation for installing WinSCP.


Once you have WinSCP installed you may want to check:

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