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6.1.2 | Updated: 19 Sep 2023



Downloads of v 6.1.2:


Software Author(s):

  • Martin Přikryl

WinSCP 6.1.2

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install WinSCP, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade WinSCP, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall WinSCP, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade winscp -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade winscp -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install winscp
    name: winscp
    version: '6.1.2'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'winscp' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '6.1.2'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller winscp
    Name     = "winscp"
    Version  = "6.1.2"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'winscp':
  ensure   => '6.1.2',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.


This package is likely a meta/virtual (*) or an installer (*.install) or portable (*.portable) application package.

  • Meta/virtual (*) - has a dependency on the *.install or the *.portable package - it is provided for discoverability and for other packages to take a dependency on.
  • Portable (*.portable/*.commandline (deprecated naming convention)/*.tool (deprecated naming convention)) - usually zips or archives that require no administrative access to install.
  • Install (*.install/*.app (deprecated naming convention)) - uses native installers, usually requires administrative access to install.

Learn more about chocolatey's distinction of installed versus portable apps and/or learn about this kind of package.

Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 19 Sep 2023.


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. Beyond this, WinSCP offers scripting and basic file manager functionality.


  • Graphical user interface
  • Translated into many languages
  • Integration with Windows (drag and drop, URL, shortcut icons, jump list)
  • All common operations with files
  • Support for SFTP and SCP protocols over SSH and FTP and WebDAV protocols
  • Batch file scripting and command-line interface and .NET assembly for advanced programming tasks
  • Directory synchronization in several semi or fully automatic ways
  • Integrated text editor
  • Shares site settings with PuTTY
  • Support for password, keyboard-interactive, public key and Kerberos (GSS) authentication
  • Integrates with Pageant (PuTTY authentication agent) for full support of public key authentication with SSH
  • Explorer and Commander interfaces
  • Optionally protects stored site information with master password
  • Optionally supports portable operation using a configuration file in place of registry entries, suitable for operation from removable media



Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
WinSCP 6.1.1 101872 Wednesday, June 21, 2023 Approved
WinSCP 6.1 44976 Tuesday, May 23, 2023 Approved
WinSCP 5.21.8 53886 Tuesday, April 11, 2023 Approved
WinSCP 5.21.7 71461 Monday, January 23, 2023 Approved
WinSCP 5.21.6 57409 Monday, November 28, 2022 Approved
WinSCP 5.21.5 57425 Thursday, October 6, 2022 Approved
WinSCP 5.21.3 44947 Tuesday, September 6, 2022 Approved
WinSCP 5.21.2 43558 Monday, August 8, 2022 Approved
WinSCP 5.21.1 52999 Friday, June 24, 2022 Approved
WinSCP 5.21 21618 Wednesday, June 15, 2022 Approved
WinSCP 5.19.6 102543 Tuesday, February 22, 2022 Approved
WinSCP 5.19.5 77279 Thursday, November 25, 2021 Approved
WinSCP 5.19.4 46167 Monday, October 25, 2021 Approved
WinSCP 5.19.3 29748 Monday, October 11, 2021 Approved
WinSCP 5.19.2 71065 Wednesday, July 21, 2021 Approved
WinSCP 5.19.1 32564 Wednesday, June 30, 2021 Approved
WinSCP 5.19 24408 Thursday, June 17, 2021 Approved
WinSCP 5.17.10 91953 Tuesday, January 26, 2021 Approved
WinSCP 5.17.9 63058 Saturday, November 21, 2020 Approved
WinSCP 5.17.8 38636 Thursday, October 15, 2020 Approved
WinSCP 5.17.7 57695 Friday, July 24, 2020 Approved
WinSCP 5.17.6 42880 Thursday, May 28, 2020 Approved
WinSCP 5.17.5 32344 Monday, April 27, 2020 Approved
WinSCP 5.17.4 6298 Friday, April 24, 2020 Approved
WinSCP 5.17.3 27092 Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Approved
WinSCP 23134 Monday, March 16, 2020 Approved
WinSCP 5.15.9 70329 Thursday, December 5, 2019 Approved
WinSCP 5.15.7 15333 Wednesday, November 27, 2019 Approved
WinSCP 5.15.5 39908 Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Approved
WinSCP 5.15.4 35759 Monday, September 16, 2019 Approved
WinSCP 5.15.3 41300 Sunday, July 21, 2019 Approved
WinSCP 5.15.2 66988 Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Approved
WinSCP 5.15.1 39963 Thursday, April 11, 2019 Approved
WinSCP 5.15 22964 Wednesday, March 27, 2019 Approved
WinSCP 5.13.9 11484 Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Approved
WinSCP 5.13.8 16470 Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Approved
WinSCP 5.13.7 29631 Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Approved
WinSCP 5.13.6 17338 Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Approved
WinSCP 5.13.5 15917 Wednesday, November 21, 2018 Approved
WinSCP 5.13.4 34373 Friday, August 31, 2018 Approved
WinSCP 5.13.3 31499 Monday, June 18, 2018 Approved
WinSCP 5.13.2 21742 Friday, May 11, 2018 Approved
WinSCP 5.13.1 32980 Wednesday, March 28, 2018 Approved
WinSCP 5.13 47444 Monday, February 19, 2018 Approved
WinSCP 5.11.3 56025 Thursday, December 14, 2017 Approved
WinSCP 5.11.2 43461 Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Approved
WinSCP 5.11.1 14111 Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Approved
WinSCP 5.9.6 36254 Friday, June 30, 2017 Approved
WinSCP 5.9.5 23100 Saturday, April 22, 2017 Approved
WinSCP 8929 Friday, March 24, 2017 Approved
WinSCP 5.9.4 8342 Tuesday, February 28, 2017 Approved
WinSCP 5.9.3 16343 Saturday, December 3, 2016 Approved
WinSCP 5.9.2 7583 Tuesday, November 8, 2016 Approved
WinSCP 5.9.1 18979 Friday, August 12, 2016 Approved
WinSCP 5.9 6172 Friday, July 22, 2016 Approved
WinSCP 5.7.7 8529 Sunday, March 6, 2016 Approved
WinSCP 5.7.6 12164 Saturday, November 7, 2015 Approved
WinSCP 5.7.5 9875 Tuesday, August 11, 2015 Approved
WinSCP 5.7.4 489 Thursday, June 18, 2015 Approved
WinSCP 5.7.3 7622 Monday, May 25, 2015 Approved
WinSCP 5.7.2 3877 Sunday, April 19, 2015 Approved
WinSCP 5.7 6172 Monday, February 23, 2015 Approved
WinSCP 468 Tuesday, February 10, 2015 Approved
WinSCP 5.5.6 7372 Saturday, October 25, 2014 Approved
WinSCP 5.5.5 1422 Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Approved
WinSCP 5.5.1 6697 Tuesday, February 4, 2014 Approved
WinSCP 5.1.7 3081 Monday, August 19, 2013 Approved
WinSCP 1244 Tuesday, January 31, 2012 Approved
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