New WinSCP fixes drag and drop bug in Windows 10 April 2018 Update


WinSCP is an open source free SFTP client, SCP client, FTPS client and FTP 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.


  • 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
  • Windows Explorer-like and Norton Commander-like interfaces
  • Optionally stores session information
  • Optionally supports standalone operation using a configuration file in place of registry entries, suitable for operation from removable media

What’s New:

  • Workaround for a bug in Windows 10 version 1803 (April 2018 Update), causing drag & drop downloads to Windows Explorer end in a wrong folder (computer restart required). 1644
  • Translations completed: Croatian, Farsi and Russian; and updated: Dutch, French, German and Polish.
  • Bug fix: ssh:// URL is handled once for every opened instance of WinSCP too much. 1627
  • Bug fix: Icons for local files do not show on some systems. 1628
  • Bug fix: Failure when binary file is attempted to be opened in an internal editor on system with multibyte legacy encoding. 1629
  • Bug fix: Login dialog opens slowly, when there is a lot of stored sites with a color. 1630
  • Bug fix: Extensions were not loaded when configuration is empty.
  • Bug fix: Starts slowly on some systems. 1633
  • Bug fix: Failure when uploading a file larger than 2GB using S3 protocol. 1636

WinSCP 5.13 is a major application update. New features and enhancements include:

  • Amazon S3 protocol support.
  • SHA-256 host key fingerprints are used.
  • Stalled connection attempts can be canceled promptly.
  • Improvements to .NET assembly and scripting.

Alternatively you can download the latest beta version of this software.

Previous versions:


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