Please read FAQ.my drive crashed before i made an INI file. Where is this data stored? the registry of my dead copy of windows?
This looks like correct procedure. But just in case: Close all instances of WinSCP. Take your INI file from your thumbdrive and copy it over to WinSCP installation directory (typically c:\program files\winscp\) and rename it to winscp.ini (providing your executable name is winscp.exe). Then start winscp.exe. It should get the configuration from the INI file disregarding whether it was set to registry or INI file previously.I've set the full version of WinSCP to use stored sessions from the .ini file in the settings. I've copied and renamed the winscp404.ini to WinSCP.ini and restarted WinSCP, but it still sees only the test session that I created so that I could get to the advanced preferences.
I think it was a "feature" of Vista.
If I deleted the WinSCP.ini file, copied the winscp406.ini over and renamed it WinSCP.ini, I could open the "fresh" WinSCP.ini in a text editor and it would show only the test account I had setup.
I finally got it to see the changes by opening both .ini files and copy and pasting the changes over.
Thank you for your patience. :)
What version of WinSCP were you using before? Please note that the executable name was changed since 3.x, so you may need to rename the INI file to match your EXE name. Also long time ago, WinSCP stopped supporting sessions with certain special characters in their name, like slashes.I had the app on a desktop running windows XP.
I did an update, then an export of the ini file. I then copied it into the new directory of my laptop (running vista) however, i cant see any of the sessions that were exported from the desktop system.
I can see the sessions when i open the ini file, however, they dont seem to load into the winscp on the vista laptop
any help would be much appreciated
You can open the INI file in any editor and copy the sections named [Sessions\...].how can I import my stored sessions without I lose the old sessions. Also, there are two WinSCP installaions => two winscp.ini-files and I would like to add the sessions from the ini-A to the ini-B.
Try to upgrade to 4.1.6 on the first computer and use the export function.I've an old version installed and I would like to try export/import an another machine before upgrading to the last version 4.1.6.
There is not "Export" button in the Preference section in V 3.7.6.
So, I've installed the old version 3.7.6 an another computer with success. I've copied my C:\Program Files\WinSCP3\winscp3.ini to the new computer, then launched Winscp3.
I don't have any stored sessions ...
As documented here:1. Go to WinSCP Preferences.
2. Other General options - Preferences.
3. Click on Storage
4. Make sure radio button of Configuration setting is set to INI file (WinSCP.ini)
5. Save and close WinSCP
6. Go to WinSCP installation directory and search for "WinSCP.ini"
7. Copy INI file to new computer where you want to import the previously stored sessions.
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