Integration with Windows
You can integrate WinSCP with Microsoft Windows in several ways. You can set up the integration during installation on Select Additional Tasks page or later on Preferences dialog on Integration page.
WinSCP can also closely cooperate with other applications namely PuTTY.
- Jump List
- Windows File Explorer’s ‘Send To’ Context Menu
- Protocol URL Addresses
- Search Path
- Drag&drop Shell Extension
- The Clipboard
You can have shortcut icons to WinSCP on your desktop. The shortcut can display WinSCP’s login dialog or open a site, site folder, or workspace 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 if WinSCP is already installed. Shortcuts to sites, site folders and workspaces are easily made from Login dialog.
The icons associated with site also serve as upload drop targets, allowing files to be automatically uploaded when dragged over the icon and dropped.
From WinSCP jump list you can open recent sites and workspaces.
Protocol URL Addresses
WinSCP can be registered to handle protocol URL addresses.
From installer or Preferences dialog you can add WinSCP installation directory to search path (environment variable
PATH). This is particularly useful if you use console/scripting mode.
Drag&drop Shell Extension
WinSCP installer can install drag&drop shell extension to improve WinSCP capability of downloading files using drag&drop.
WinSCP fully supports operations through the clipboard.