Information Technology Services Centre - WinSCP
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    WinSCP is a file transfer software which supports SSH in which data is encrypted during connection. It is open-sourced and supports windows. It also supports Legacy SCP protocol. Its main function is to transfer files safely between a local and remote computer.

    1. Download WinSCP
      1. Download the installation package of WinSCP 5.7.7 and save it on the Desktop


    1. Install WinSCP
      1. Double click winscp577setup.exe on the Desktop
      2. Click Next
      3. Accept the license agreement and click Next
        scp agreement
      4. Click Next
        scp next
      5. Click Next
        scp setup
      6. Click Install
        scp install
      7. Click Finish
    2. Connect to the server
      1. Double click WinSCP on desktop
        scp icon
      2. Type in the server address that you want to login in Host name
        Type in your user name and password.
        Click Login
        scp login


    1. Transfering files
      1. Left panel shows the local directory (the computer you are using)
        Right panel shows the remote directory (the server side)
        scp file
      2. To copy an item from one side to another:
        1. click on an item
        2. click copy on the bottom of the program
        3. click copy
        4. drag the item to the other side
        5. click copy


    1. Quit the session
      1. Click Quit on the bottom of the program
        or Press F10
        or Click the close button
      2. Click ok