Copying File To/From a Windows Desktop

WinSCP is an open source free SFTP client, SCP client, FTPS client and FTP client for Windows. Its main function is file transfer between a local and a remote computer. WinSCP is available on IT Services supported desktops or can be downloaded from

Running WinSCP

Run WinSCP  from the Start menu or double clicking on the icon on the desktop;

A login window will appear Fill in the hostname and your username:

You can click the "Save" button to save the session details for future use:

Return to the login window and click the "Login" button Some host may present you with an information window:

You will then be prompted for your password:

The file manager window will be displayed:

The drag-and-drop interface is a similar to Windows file manager and its use should be intuitive.