Transferring Files from Windows to Linux

I recently ran into an interesting situation. I needed to transfer some files to two soon-to-be Linux web servers. These servers however, could not be modified in any way other than transferring this file. In other words, I couldn’t install samba or ftp installed, right?).

After looking around, I found a program called winscp] that will do just the trick. Here’s how it’s done.

Head on over to and download the appropriate files (I downloaded the portable executable because I didn’t want to install).

After you’ve done that, load up winscp and you should see a window looking like…


Fill in your hostname, ip address, username, and password and hit enter. That should take you to a window looking something like…


After that, simply drag and drop your files from the left to the right, or vice versa.

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