FileManager - WinScp


WinSCP is an open source free SFTP client and FTP client for Windows. Legacy SCP protocol is also supported. Its main function is safe copying of files between a local and a remote computer. Features

  • Graphical user interface
  • Translated into several languages
  • Integration with Windows (drag&drop, URL, shortcut icons)
  • U3 support
  • All common operations with files
  • Support for SFTP and SCP protocols over SSH-1 and SSH-2 and plain old FTP protocol
  • Batch file scripting and command-line interface
  • Directory synchronization in several semi or fully automatic ways
  • Integrated text editor
  • Support for SSH password, keyboard-interactive, public key and Kerberos (GSS) authentication
  • Integrates with Pageant (PuTTY authentication agent) for full support of public key authentication with SSH
  • Explorer and Commander interfaces
  • Optionally stores session information
  • Optionally supports portable operation using a configuration file in place of registry entries, suitable for operation from removable media

WinSCP Plugin to FAR File Manager

The following list contains the most significant features of the Far plugin:

  • Basic file operations (copy, move, delete, make folder, rename, duplicate).
  • Background transfers.
  • Change file attributes: permissions, owner and group (Ctrl-A).
  • Add/edit hard and symbolic links (Alt-F6).
  • Synchronization.
  • Manage stored sessions list. To add a new session press Shift-F4, to edit an existing session press F4. You may export/import session settings to/from INI file. To do so, “copy” session to/from the plugin panel. Sessions can also be duplicated (Shift-F5) and renamed (Shift-F6).
  • Setup individual settings for detailed panel mode (LCtrl-5). In addition to standard FAR column types, you may add group (G) and permissions in rwxrwxrwx (R) or octal (RO) format.
  • Execute command on remote server. To do so, just type the command on the FAR command line, while the WinSCP panel is the active one. Output of the command is displayed on the console. Warning: Do NOT execute commands that require user-input. Note: cd command is always processed by FAR.
  • Apply command on file(s) on remote server.
  • Keep remote directory up to date.
  • Synchronized browsing.


WinSCP offers several ways to synchronize your remote and local directories.


Preferences >

  • Panels:
    • Show Hidden Files: checked
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