Remote file transfer on Windows using WinSCP

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Introduction

WinSCP is an open source free SFTP client, FTP client, WebDAV client, S3 client and SCP client for Windows. Its main function is file transfer between a local and a remote computer. Beyond this, WinSCP offers scripting and basic file manager functionality.

Installation

  1. Download WinSCP installer from here

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  2. Open the WinSCP installer and accept the license agreement

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  3. Click “Next”

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  4. Select your preferred interface style and click “Next”

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  5. Click “Install”

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  6. Click “Finish”

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WinSCP is now installed and ready for use!

Using WinSCP to transfer files

  1. Open WinSCP

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  2. Specify a hostname or IP address and a port along with your credentials to login to the lab machine

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  3. If you receive any authentication prompts, click “Yes” or “Continue”

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You can now drag and drop files between your computer and the lab machine along with other actions.

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