How to Manage Files with WinSCP

WinSCP allows you to manage files and folders in a Windows Explorer-esque environment.

Create a File

To create a file:

  1. Right click on an empty space anywhere in the panel.
  2. In the popup menu that appears, select New.
  3. Select File.
  4. In the next popup, enter a name for the file.
  5. Click Ok.
  6. Add your file content and click Save (floppy disk in the upper left hand corner).

The file will then appear in the panel with the rest of your files and folders.

Create a Folder

To create a folder:

  1. Right click on an empty space anywhere in the panel.
  2. In the popup menu that appears, select New.
  3. Select Directory.
  4. In the next popup, enter a name for the folder.
  5. Set the folder permissions.
  6. Click Ok.

The folder will then appear in the panel with the rest of your files and folders.

Change Permissions for an Item

To change permissions for a file or folder:

  1. Right click on the item needing permission changes.
  2. In the popup menu that appears, select Properties.
  3. Make desired changes to permissions.
  4. Click Ok.

Move an Item

To move a file or folder:

  1. Click on the item to select it.
  2. Drag the item over the panel or folder to which you would like it to go.
  3. Drop the item.
  4. In the popup menu that appears, click OK to confirm the relocation of the item.

The file will then appear in the panel with the rest of your files and folders.