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Public key path in WinSCP Portable 4.03

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Public key path in WinSCP Portable 4.03

When using public key authentication, the launcher does not adapt the path to the key file. As a result, WinSCP does not find the key when the drive letter changes.

Workaround: manually remove the drive letter from the [Sessions\your_stored_session] section in winscp.ini, e.g. PublicKeyFile=H:%5CPortableApps%5CWinSCPPortable%5CData%5Csettings%5Cpublick_key.ppk

It is also worth nothing that changing the "configuration storage" preferences to the registry apparently deletes all the sessions that were previously stored in the ini file, there is no going back.

Finally, for those who want to automatically start a session, just edit AdditionalParameters=your_stored_session in WinSCPPortable.ini

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I had a very similar issue with Putty (still using public keys) except this time both the drive letter and the PortableApps directory had changed.

I found a relevant comment in the forums:

This means I can manually make the path fully relative, but it would of course be nice if the launcher could transparently take care of that...

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Are you using the latest version?

Then John should fix it.
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John T. Haller
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I hadn't played with that myself, since I don't use public keys for anything. Can you send me your winscp.ini (feel free to XXX out important info) or just the relevant section. Send it to the developers address on the contact page.

I'll add this into an update.

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