Lightweight, portable, free and open-source FTP, SFTP and SCP client that you can use to transfer files between a local and remote computer
This is the portable edition of WinSCP- an intuitive application that enables users to connect to their computers remotely, via FTP. It comes packed with a powerful set of features for all types of users.
Since installation is not a requirement, you can drop the lightweight executable file somewhere on the hard disk and click it to run.
It is also possible to save it to a USB flash disk or similar removable device, in order to run it on any machine with minimum effort.
What’s more, the Windows registry does not get new entries, and files are not left behind on the hard disk after program removal.
It is possible to manage multiple websites, log in remotely via FTP, SFTP or SCP, import and export configuration files, as well as clean up application data.
The main window is divided into two panes for easily navigating and transferring files and folders between the local and remote workstation. You can filter displayed files by extension type, create a bookmarks list, compare or compress files, duplicate items or sessions, execute PuTTy SSH terminals, as well as synchronize data and save the workspace, among others.
Portable WinSCP has a good response time and uses surprisingly low CPU and RAM. We have not come across any issues throughout our evaluation, since the program did not hang, crash or pop up error dialogs. Thanks to its intuitive layout and options, Portable WinSCP should please all users.