WinScp - Installation and Configuration

Preferences

Putty Integration

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Add the -X parameters to the command line for X11 forwarding:

%PROGRAMFILES%\PuTTY\putty.exe -X 
  • Add the -C parameters to the command line to enable compression: <note important>With the C parameters, you may experience network problem</note>
%PROGRAMFILES%\PuTTY\putty.exe -X -C
%PROGRAMFILES%\PuTTY\putty.exe -A

How to

Backup the Preferences

On startup, WinSCP is looking:

  • first for an INI file. The path is given with the /ini command options of is the directory from which WinSCP is started.
  • If it does not find one, it looks for presence of its key in registry (Default).
  • If it does not find that either, it creates an INI file in the default location.

To be able to relocate your INI file, you have:

  • to export an INI file in your backup location

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  • to change the WinScp shortcut command and add the /INI switch.. For instance:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\WinSCP\WinSCP.exe" /ini=D:\myBackupDir\WinScp\WinSCP.ini

Timestamp Permissions

  • Go to Preferences
  • And create a new Transfer Settings without the settings of the file timestamp

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