WinSCP: Windows Download for Personally Owned Computers

Upload and download files with a secure file transfer (SFTP) program.

Note: This software can be downloaded multiple times and does not limit the number of installations.

WinSCP is an open source Secure FTP (SFTP) and FTP client for Windows.  Its main function is the safe copying of files between a local and a remote computer.


WinSCP may be downloaded by faculty, staff and students, as well as members of the UB community and retirees.

Click Installation Package to download. Do NOT click the large Download buttons inside the WinSCP site, they are advertisements.


  • Graphical user interface
  • Allows setting default permissions for remote files transfers
  • Integration with Windows (drag & drop, URL, shortcut icons)
  • Windows Explorer interface
  • Supports 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 with a command-line interface
  • Integrated text editor
  • Support for SSH password, keyboard-interactive, public key authentication
  • Translated into several languages
Connecting from Off Campus?

First run Cisco Secure Client.

Still need help?

Contact the UBIT Help Center.