Recent Version History

This is a list of changes for each release of WinSCP. See also project history.

5.14 (not released yet)

  • Files can be optionally encrypted when storing them on SFTP server. 1653
  • Local UNC paths can be browsed. 133
  • Empty directories can be excluded from transfer and synchronization. 207
  • Files can be downloaded directly to an external drop location even without a loaded drag&drop shell extension.
  • Improvements to directory synchronization:
    • Synchronization runs on top of Synchronization checklist window for easier overview of the process.
    • Showing overall synchronization progress on progress window and taskbar.
    • Size of directories can be calculated on Synchronization checklist window.
    • Function “Keep remote directory up to date” can be started in a new window.
    • During synchronization transfer speed limit is preserved across set of synchronized directories.
    • Larger default size of Synchronization checklist window on larger screens.
    • Not showing “Operation was successfully completed” when canceling Synchronization Checklist window opened from command-line.
    • Not showing “Operation was successfully completed” message, after command-line synchronization operation, where there were no files to be synchronized.
    • Once Finished option now applies to whole synchronization operation, not only to the current particular synchronization sub-operation.
    • Preventing artifacts on Synchronization checklist window.
    • Bug fix: When synchronization changes preview is turned off, and changes are found, but none of them match synchronization options, no feedback is provided.
  • Bookmark drop down menu. 1127
  • Added Generate button to SSH > Authentication page of Advanced Site Settings dialog, that starts PuTTYgen and detects a private key file generated by it. 386
  • Command to install public key in available both on main window and on Advanced Site Settings dialog. 386
  • Close button on session tab. 1393 Using it, a non-active session can be closed, as well as disconnected session without a need to reconnect it.
  • When a path entered in Open Directory dialog or Address toolbar cannot be opened, retry an entry to allow user to correct it. 1673
  • Public key can be displayed in Advanced Site Settings dialog.
  • Session tab can be renamed. 1183
  • Save as Preset command in transfer settings drop down menu. 892
  • Improved design of About window.
  • Build of .NET assembly that targets .NET Standard 2.0 is provided. 1640
  • .NET Assembly now targets .NET Framework 4.0.
  • Support for long local paths with FTP protocol. 1337
  • PowerShell script that runs WinSCP scripting commands can be generated on Generate Code dialog.
  • Toolbar buttons can be hidden. 582
  • Found files can be edited from the Find dialog. 1634
  • Hidden files can be excluded from transfer/synchronization.
  • Session URL can contain any raw session settings using connection parameter. New custom command pattern !E can generate such URL for use in WinSCP extensions.
  • Session name specified by /sessionname command-line switch is preserved in workspace.
  • Time constraints can be set to a start of an interval.
  • Configuration can be saved to read-only INI file by holding down Shift key while closing WinSCP or submitting Preferences dialog.
  • Change: Do not match URL after stripping protocol against stored site name in scripting/automation. 1647
  • today and yesterday time constraint aliases.
  • Configurable keyboard shortcuts for extensions. 1613
  • When opening a session in PuTTY, exporting also cached host keys.
  • Low logging level. 1637
  • Distinguishing multiple sessions opened to the same site by current path. 1635
  • Silently ignore errors writing a read-only INI file when automatically saving a workspace when exiting.
  • Do not show an error when remembered last used directories do not exist anymore. 1616
  • Not failing transfer if file selected for transfer, but excluded by file mask, is deleted during operation. 1677
  • Optimized loading time in scripting/.NET assembly mode. 1621
  • Preventing session tabs flicker with large number of sessions.
  • Moving session Color submenu to Session menu.
  • Not reloading site list when opening Login dialog/Site menu/etc where there is too many sites. 1658
  • Allow authentication with empty passwords in scripting. 1638
  • Preventing stall on startup when updating jumplist 1625 or resolving icons of common file types 1649 takes too long.
  • Ctrl+A is working in file/directory path selection boxes.
  • Parsing file modification time from display string if not provided explicitly in SFTP packet. 1665
  • Operation status is shown on task bar button and tray icon title also for command-line operations.
  • Not showing an estimated time left till the end of an operation for the first few seconds.
  • Hidden option to generate WebDAV URLs with http:// protocol prefix. 1668
  • Removed (non-working) panel loading animation.
  • Workaround for problems when uploading files from symlinked location (such as deduplicated drive). 1355
  • Bug fix: Hangs when clicking directory tree while inline editing file name. 1618
  • Bug fix: Failure when .NET assembly starts reading an XML log file in a short moment when it’s empty yet. 1619
  • Bug fix: Ad-hoc sessions opened with workspace duplicated into a new window had a wrong name.
  • Bug fix: When editing multiple files, opening ends on the first file that is already opened.
  • Bug fix: When minimizing command-line operation, task bar button was hidden.
  • Bug fix: Hint popup on too long transfer settings panel was truncated on separator (|) of exclude masks.
  • Bug fix: WinSCP instance without main window (opened from command-line) could incorrectly accept session opened from another instance.
  • Bug fix: Generated code included PortNumber property setter for all non-SSH protocols, even when the default port number of a respective protocol was used.
  • Bug fix: Prevent SCP server sending files that were not requested. 1675
  • Bug fix: Hang when doing an operation on FTP connection that disconnected on a background. 1679

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5.13.5 (not released yet)

  • XML parser upgraded to Expat 2.2.6.

5.13.4

  • Passing private key to PuTTY when installed from Microsoft Store. 1654 Passing also other options that PuTTY can accept on its command-line, like “Attempt authentication using Pageant”, “Allow agent forwarding”, “Enable compression”, “SSH protocol version”, “Logical name of remote host” and “Internal protocol version”.
  • WinSCP installed from Microsoft Store can be executed from command-line. 1662
  • Translation updated: Icelandic.
  • With logging level 1 and higher, printing scripting exit debug information on an output too.
  • Hidden configuration option to disable running shell operations on a separate thread. 1666
  • TLS/SSL core upgraded to OpenSSL 1.0.2p.
  • Bug fix: When system theme changes, path labels lose their background color.
  • Bug fix: File mask is not considered when calculating total file transfer size when deleting original files. 1656
  • Bug fix: When canceling connection, mouse cursor sometimes stay “busy”. 1657
  • Bug fix: Relative long paths are not handled correctly. 1659
  • Bug fix: Error when closing edited/opened files with “Keep temporary copies of remote files in deterministic paths” option enabled. 1660
  • Bug fix: It is not possible to open S3 folder from command-line/URL or in scripting when path ends with slash. 1661
  • Bug fix: File panel columns do not have a width constraints. 1663
  • Bug fix: Update information window layout is broken in some situations. 1664
  • Bug fix: Timezone autodetection failed if timestamp of file cannot be retrieved. 1672
  • Bug fix: Wrong error message when attempting to rename an S3 folder. 1674

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5.13.3

  • Generated session URL for opened FTP/WebDAV session over TLS/SSL with invalid certificate includes its fingerprint. 1646
  • Generated session URL has colons in TLS/SSL fingerprint unnecessarily URL-encoded. 1645
  • Bug fix: It is not possible to delete symlink pointing to a directory with “Follow symbolic links to directories” session settings being on. 1648
  • Bug fix: Scripting command ln does silently nothing when the server does not support creating symlinks, instead of reporting that.
  • Bug fix: Error when downloading file to a temporary filename with a long path with SFTP protocol.
  • Bug fix: Keywords that link to help page are underlined in generated code on Windows 10 version 1803. 1650
  • Bug fix: Start of file drag from remote panel stalls on some systems with floppy drive. 1652
  • Bug fix: Path argument in lcd command in generated script has to end with backslash, if it points to a root folder.
  • Kabyle translation removed.

5.13.2

  • WinSCP is available in Microsoft Store. 1639
  • Workaround for a bug in Windows 10 version 1803 (April 2018 Update), causing drag & drop downloads to Windows Explorer end in a wrong folder (computer restart required). 1644
  • Translations completed: Croatian, Farsi and Russian; and updated: Dutch, French, German and Polish.
  • Bug fix: ssh:// URL is handled once for every opened instance of WinSCP too much. 1627
  • Bug fix: Icons for local files do not show on some systems. 1628
  • Bug fix: Failure when binary file is attempted to be opened in an internal editor on system with multibyte legacy encoding. 1629
  • Bug fix: Login dialog opens slowly, when there is a lot of stored sites with a color. 1630
  • Bug fix: Extensions were not loaded when configuration is empty.
  • Bug fix: Starts slowly on some systems. 1633
  • Bug fix: Failure when uploading a file larger than 2GB using S3 protocol. 1636

5.13.1

  • Translations completed: Kabyle, Traditional Chinese and Ukrainian; and updated: Bahasa Indonesia.
  • TLS/SSL core upgraded to OpenSSL 1.0.2o.
  • Treating a star as an unset permission for compatibility with Win32-OpenSSH.
  • Bug fix: /refresh parameter with sftp:// URL was not working for SFTP sessions with enabled fallback to SCP protocol.
  • Bug fix: Simple input boxes (like “Edit File” dialog) are broken on multi monitor systems with different DPI. 1614
  • Bug fix: HTTP proxy responses for FTP protocol are logged char by char. 1615
  • Bug fix: Port number box was visible for S3 protocol, even though its value has no effect.
  • Bug fix: Hang when opening a menu with any Paste command, while clipboard contains a large amount of text. 1620
  • Bug fix: Slashes in SHA-256 fingerprints are not encoded in generated URLs. 1622
  • Bug fix: Failure when closing a session with a local proxy command. 1623
  • Bug fix: Failure when closing Find window while finding files. 1624

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5.13

  • Translations completed: Catalan, Czech, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.
  • Better error message when trying to upload a file to virtual S3 root “folder”.
  • Displaying server name in network drive label. 1607
  • When using session name as a part of a path to a temporary directory, replace a slash separating a session folder from a session name with a dash instead of %2F. 1608
  • Configurable path to XML log file for the .NET assembly. 942
  • Bug fix: Failure when opening context menu of edit boxes on Login dialog. 1605
  • Bug fix: Failure when processing FileTransferProgress event. 1606
  • Bug fix: It was not possible to open workspace with special characters from a desktop shortcut. 1610
  • Bug fix: Failure when focused panel is changed, while double-clicking a file to edit it. 1611

5.12.2 RC

  • Multiple levels of directories can be created, while synchronizing browsing to a non existing directory. 1601
  • Setting Content Type of files uploaded to S3. 1602
  • Configurable mapping from file extension to Content-Type (using hidden setting). 1604
  • Bug fix: Local directory tree cannot be controlled using keyboard. 1599
  • Bug fix: Alt+Enter keyboard shortcut executed/opened selected file, instead of opening Properties dialog.
  • Bug fix: Session hangs when QueryReceived is set while session is already opened. 1600
  • Bug fix: QueryReceivedEventArgs.Message is empty.
  • Bug fix: Parallel background connections are never started, when queue processing is disabled.
  • Bug fix: Panel column context menus were working incorrectly when panel was horizontally scrolled.
  • Bug fix: Failure when processing results of upload during synchronization in .NET assembly when a directory was created with explicitly set permissions as the first operation. 1603

5.12.1

  • Improvements and changes to .NET assembly and scripting:
    • Custom error handling instead of default abort can be optionally implemented for batch operations in .NET assembly. 1594
    • Change: .NET assembly instance methods Session.EscapeFileMask, Session.CombinePaths, Session.TranslateLocalPathToRemote, Session.TranslateRemotePathToLocal, Session.AddDirectorySeparator, Session.GetDirectoryName, and Session.GetFileName replaced by static methods of the same name in class RemotePath.
    • Change: Session.ScanFingerprint has a new mandatory algorithm parameter.
    • Bug fix: .NET assembly methods GetFileName and GetDirectoryName did not behave correctly when provided a filename without any path.
    • Bug fix: Backtick (`) and dollar ($) signs are not escaped in generated PowerShell code. 1590
  • Displaying both SHA-256 and MD5 fingerprint of SSH host key on Server and protocol information dialog.
  • Choosing right color for background of “selectable” labels.
  • All read-only edit boxes/selectable labels have user friendly context menu for copying contents.
  • Bug fix: Setting hidden raw session setting for “Configurable priority of host key types” overrides host key.
  • Bug fix: Failure when error occurs while another error is already being handled.
  • Bug fix: When connection is lost while deleting source remote file during “Download and Delete” operation, downloaded file may be deleted once connection is resumed. 1592
  • Bug fix: Hidden session settings S3DefaultRegion to create an S3 bucket in a non-default region was not working.
  • Bug fix: It was not possible to work with S3 buckets with a dot in their name. 1597
  • Bug fix: S3 temporary redirect was not handled (consequently it was not possible to work with newly created S3 buckets)
  • Bug fix: HTTP error was displayed instead of a more specific S3 error message in some situations.
  • Bug fix: When viewing stored S3 site with a non-default hostname, the default Amazon S3 hostname was shown instead.
  • Bug fix: Failure when updating jumplist. 1591

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5.12 beta

  • Amazon S3 protocol support. 572
  • Bug fix: Stalled connection attempts can be canceled promptly. 1564
  • SHA-256 host key fingerprints are used. 1589
  • Improvements and changes to .NET assembly and scripting:
    • Remote file duplication in scripting, .NET assembly and XML log.
    • Support for PackageReference package management in NuGet package. 1581
    • Help for script commands specifies unit for -speed switch.
    • A SecureString can be used provide a private key passphrase in .NET assembly via property SessionOptions.SecurePrivateKeyPassphrase. 1557
    • Added methods Session.GetDirectoryName, Session.GetFileName and Session.AddDirectorySeparator methods to .NET assembly.
    • Publishing beta releases of NuGet package. 1598
    • Extensions metadata can span multiple lines.
    • Change: XML log tags <modification> and <permisssions> are absent, if their values are not known. Previously they would have value of 1899-12-30T01:00:00.000Z and --------- respectively. Consequently the .NET assembly RemoteFileInfo.LastWriteTime and RemoteFileInfo.FilePermissions have values DateTime.MinValue and null, respectively.
    • File owner and group, if available, are recorded in <stat> tag of XML log and consequently .NET assembly Session.GetFileInfo method is able to retrieve them.
    • .NET assembly timeout for waiting for WinSCP response is always at least as long as session timeout.
    • Scripting command mv and .NET assembly function Session.MoveFile report, when the server does not support file renaming/moving.
    • Masking out passwords in raw settings (proxy and tunnel) when logging command-line. 1578
    • Change: Scripting command mv and .NET assembly function Session.MoveFile tests, if a source file exists, before trying to rename. Consequently, an error message reported has changed significantly, if the source file does not exist.
    • Putting WinSCPnet.dll to net framework subfolder of NuGet package.
  • SSH host key can be verified by pasting the expected key or its fingerprint from the clipboard. 1563
  • Option to turn off Natural order numerical sorting. 1293
  • Wider range of Unicode characters is supported in internal editor. 1580
  • XML parser upgraded to Expat 2.2.5.
  • Skipping loading of files icons when it takes too long. 1556
  • Hidden option to configure priority of host key types. 1562
  • Ctrl-number custom keyboard shortcuts work on numeric keypad too. 1568
  • Allowing download from MVS server using fully qualified dataset name. 1579
  • Optionally displaying authentication banner in a monospaced font. 1588
  • Bug fix: Per-session default encoding configuration for internal editor. 1577
  • Log more information about loading a custom GSSAPI library. 1586
  • Commands to copy hostkey/certificate fingerprint to clipboard has a form of a link, instead of a message button.
  • Changed appearance of background confirmation options link.
  • Logging a complete SSH host key only on Debug log level.
  • Change: Last access time of downloaded files is no longer preserved.
  • Bug fix: Command-line is disabled even for a local panel, if no session is connected or the connected session does support executing remote commands.
  • Bug fix: SSH hostkey/TLS certificate verification prompt in scripting in interactive mode was showing zero timeout.
  • Bug fix: Leaving a folder with a large amount of files takes long. 1565
  • Bug fix: Timeout of auxiliary requests for Microsoft Passport authentication was not set correctly.
  • Bug fix: Operation symbol column on Synchronization checklist does not scale with font size/DPI. 1569
  • Bug fix: Cannot enter subfolders of local drive mapped to WebDAV folder. 1575

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5.11.3

  • TLS/SSL core upgraded to OpenSSL 1.0.2n.
  • Translations added: Korean; and updated: Bahasa Indonesia, Finnish and Spanish.
  • Bug fix: Official extension Generate HTTP URL cannot copy multiple URLs to clipboard. 1567
  • Bug fix: Parent directory icon broken on 250% scaling and higher. 1570
  • Bug fix: Resizing of Synchronization checklist window does not stop when mouse button is released. 1571
  • Bug fix: It was not possible to answer prompts with non-ascii answers in winscp.com. 1573
  • Bug fix: Failure when starting with window position configuration, saved on lower DPI, that does not fit anymore on lower resolution caused by higher DPI. 1576
  • Bug fix: Failure when changing remote working directory using directory tree. 1572
  • Bug fix: XML log and .NET assembly API does not use an absolute path for source of SCP download.
  • Bug fix: WinSCP .NET assembly hangs when the XML log cannot be parsed. 1582
  • Bug fix: WinSCP .NET assembly cannot work with files containing control characters. 1583
  • Bug fix: Failure when coping local custom command that works with remote files to clipboard.
  • Bug fix: Failure when using Ctrl+Tab keyboard shortcut with no session opened. 1585
  • Bug fix: When parsing MLSD listing, file name was incorrectly tried to be interpreted against various rare path syntaxes, leading to wrong name being displayed. 1587

5.11.2

  • Translations added: Russian; and updated: Czech, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian and Spanish.
  • Panel font sample on Preferences dialog is wrapped.
  • Stopping monitoring a drive when a drive removal is announced, to allow removing the drive (particularly required for VeraCrypt drives). 1560
  • Official extension Generate HTTP URL URL-encodes special characters in path.
  • Bug fix: Wrong position of an icon on Login button, when Login dialog monitor DPI does not match system DPI. 1555
  • Bug fix: Failure when creating local directory or deleting local files, while no session is connected. 1558
  • Bug fix: Mouse selection is sometimes incorrectly initiated after inline remote file renaming. 1559

5.11.1

  • Bug fix: Connecting through tunnel to IPv6 does not work. 1553
  • Bug fix: Failure when using translation on monitor with DPI that does not match system DPI. 1554

5.11

  • Translation completed: Norwegian.
  • Not closing an application when initial Login dialog is closed without opening session and Keep main window open when the last session is closed is on. 1552

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