Application Details:

Version: 4.x
License: Open Source
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.0.3-staging

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What works

Everything that I tested. Both portable and installation versions work. Very reliable.

What does not

I didn't find anything that wouldn't work. You cannot drag and drop from your Linux desktop to the WinSCP browser, this is expected. In Windows, this functionality is provided by an extension to Windows Explorer. Manually transfer the files/folders through the WinSCP interface instead.


What was not tested

Some advanced features, and changing file permissions. Localization (someone please test this!).

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

There is still one small issue with the background transfer queue not updating automatically. Annoyance rather than a bug, doesn't cause loss of functionality.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowLinux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" x86_64Jan 02 20182.0.3-stagingYes Yes NoPlatinumStanley Krute 
ShowopenSUSE 12.1 x86_64Feb 09 20121.3.37Yes Yes NoPlatinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 06 20111.3.29Yes Yes NoGoldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 07 20111.3.19Yes Yes NoPlatinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 07 20111.3.19Yes Yes NoPlatinuman anonymous user 

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by Ajay on Tuesday July 1st 2008, 22:25
Yes, I do understand that there are other alternatives.
But the killer option for me is that winscp remembers where I left off when I last connected to the remote connection. - You see, I am all for automation...

It saves me much aggravation.

PS: WinSCP has become my default FTP client as well.

PPS: Am glad to see that WinSCP v4.1.4 (Build 407) installs and works well with wine 1.0rc5 on ubuntu

Ajay Gautam
by Super Jamie on Saturday April 5th 2008, 7:36
You guys DO realise that the Nautilus file manager in Ubuntu can mount an SSH server as a native drive, and you can manage remote files just like one of your own drives? It's alot faster than WinSCP thru Wine.

Open Nautilus, go File - Connect to Server, and choose Service type: SSH. The rest should be pretty self explanatory, though you may have to specify your remote home drive (eg: /home/username) if your remote host does not allow list of /home

You can also bookmark it, and it will appear in the Nautilus Places sidebar for you to double click on every time you need access to your remote files.
RE: Nautilus
by Grindlay on Tuesday April 8th 2008, 8:46
Thanks, I'll give that a try.
Can it deal with key-based authentication ?
RE: Nautilus
by Super Jamie on Tuesday April 8th 2008, 17:21
It certainly can, just set everything up as per a usual SSH key. As I understand, it just uses ssh-agent in the backgrund. As long as you can logon in a terminal window with your key, Nautilus can login that way as well.
RE: Nautilus
by Brett Alton on Thursday June 26th 2008, 8:47
You do realize that Nautilus can not deal with SCP right? WinSCP can work with scp and sftp whereas Nautilus can only work with sftp.
RE: Nautilus
by Super Jamie on Thursday June 26th 2008, 17:02
Functionally, to an end user who posts here, they are the same thing. I think you'd be pretty hard pressed to find a server which runs only SCP, and not SFTP.

"For example, WinSCP defaults to the SFTP protocol. Even when operating in SCP mode, clients like WinSCP are typically not pure SCP clients, as they must use other means to implement the additional functionality (like the ls command)... More comprehensive tools for managing files over SSH are SFTP clients."
RE: Nautilus
by opabecker on Wednesday May 6th 2009, 15:43
For our end users, the difference between SCP and SFTP is that when loading the contents of a large directory on a server (over 25,000 files), SCP can list the contents in under 20 seconds but SFTP takes anywhere from 20 minutes to several hours.
RE: Nautilus
by Chris Monahan on Thursday April 7th 2011, 19:57
I need to work with AIX servers that have no other means of communication with the outside world other than SSH and SCP (There is an enterprise wide DFS but that's not an ideal solution for quickly editing files... believe me I've tried)

Admittedly I could use sshfs, but I actually prefer a proper client app like WinSCP, and WinSCP is simply the best I've found...
RE: Nautilus
by Super Jamie on Thursday April 7th 2011, 20:33
Have a look into autofs. It's an automounter and dismounter for any FUSE mountpoint (sshfs, smb, nfs, etc). You setup the mount and it just transparently times out when not in use. This way you can use any file manager or editor (nautilus, filezilla, gedit, vi, whatever) to access your remote files transparently.

It's not a direct client app but it lets you use a Linux-native client app to manage your files. Maybe it will suit your needs?
external editor
by JOsh Beauregard on Saturday August 25th 2007, 16:59
I have been able to use and external editor if it is also a win application being run in wine. has any body been able to use a native Linux based editor w/ this app