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Why ? Because lot of people is asking for that... All others FTP software can do that. :-(


Barth wrote:

When this feature will be available, I'll work every days with WinSCP and make a good donation.

We do not have any plans for that yet. Sorry.


Sorry for the late, but it seems to be better by using background transfer and separate file transfer.

The last thing that I can't use WinSCP instead of AceFTP for my work is the background operations which are not possible (like delete many files).

I saw that a lot of people are asking for that since some years, but it's always not possible. :(

When this feature will be available, I'll work every days with WinSCP and make a good donation.


Re: WinSCP very slow compared to FileZilla and FTPExpert-AceFTP

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I just tried now with one 33.6MB file, results :

FTPExpert : 6min45
WinSCP : 7min

So it's not so bad with big files, but with many little files there is a big difference of performances.

WinSCP very slow compared to FileZilla and FTPExpert-AceFTP


I'm tired of using FTPExpert (AceFTP) because this software isn't updated since a long time and it is force closing very often.

I don't want to use FileZilla because the stocked passwords are not encrypted.

I used WinSCP since a long time to edit files in SSH, so yesterday I tried to use it for FTP transfer instead of the others softwares.

I tried to upload a Wordpress (1084 files, 114 folders, 14.1MB) using the 3 softwares, on the same server, look at the transfer time :

- FTPExpert : 6min
- FileZilla : 5min50
- WinSCP : 8min

So it takes 2 minutes more to upload it using WinSCP.

I need to upload a lot of files every days, so I'll lose time using WinSCP, but I really want to change my FTP software.

Do you know why there is the difference of time ? The settings are the same (FTP, 2 simultaneous transfers, no bandwith limit).

Another thing : it could be very nice if deleting files was in background because we can't do something else during the deleting.

Thanks in advance and happy new year.

Best regards,