WinSCP Portable 5.1 (ftp, sftp, scp client) Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on September 24, 2012 - 3:02pm

WinSCP logoWinSCP Portable 5.1 has been released. WinSCP Portable is a versatile SFTP, FTP and SCP client for transferring files that integrates with PuTTY Portable. This new release updates WinSCP to the latest version and fixes an issue in conjunction with PuTTY Portable. It's packaged in Format for easy use from any portable device and integration with the Platform. And it's open source and completely free.

Version Note: This release was originally packaged as 4.5.1 instead of the proper 5.1 version. No other changes were made. Platform users will get a 380KB patch update. Our apologies for the mixup.

Update automatically or install from the portable app store in the Platform.


WinSCP Portable Screenshot WinSCP Portable is a free SFTP, FTP and SCP client for Windows with lots of great features:

  • PuTTY Portable integration
  • Graphical user interface
  • Translated into several languages
  • All common operations with files
  • Support for SFTP and SCP protocols over SSH-1 and SSH-2 and plain old FTP protocol
  • Directory synchronization in several semi or fully automatic ways
  • Integrated text editor
  • Support for SSH password, keyboard-interactive, public key and Kerberos (GSS) authentication
  • Windows Explorer-like and Norton Commander-like interfaces

Learn more about WinSCP...

PuTTY Portable Integration

WinSCP Portable will automatically integrate with PuTTY Portable. Just install both PuTTY Portable and WinSCP Portable to the same directory (usually your X:\PortableApps directory on your portable device) and launch PuTTY Portable. When you click the PuTTY button within WinSCP Portable, it will automatically start a session within PuTTY Portable. Installer / Format

WinSCP Portable is packaged in a Installer so it will automatically detect an existing installation when your drive is plugged in. And it's in Format, so it automatically works with the Platform including the Menu and Backup Utility.


WinSCP Portable is available for immediate download from the WinSCP Portable homepage. Get it today!

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Hello John,

Filip is absolutely right.

"WinSCP Portable 4.5.1" shows actually "5.1.0" in the internal about requester.

To me, it looks like you guys at PortableApps have currently a little version number problem.

I noticed a similar problem in "LibreOffice Portable", which shows actually "" in the internal about requester.

BTW, you are doing an excellent job besides these little numbering bugs!

D-Online - PortableApps user since 2010-01-01

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It's only WinSCP. LibreOffice is correct. The internal number of LibreOffice (non-portable and portable) is The external number (aka public version) of non-portable is 3.6.1. The external number of portable is This is because a revision was needed but LibreOffice's hosting system doesn't permit 3.6.1 Rev 2. There is no other way to do that.

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John T. Haller's picture

It's now properly packaged as 5.1. Platform users will get a 380KB patch to update the issue. Apologies for the mixup.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!