Thursday, 16 August 2012 14:40

Integrating PuTTY in WinSCP

Most of the time, I use both WinSCP (Windows Secure CoPy) & PuTTY together, especially when work with Openwrt and DD-Wrt. It is very troublesome to start each program individually. So I decided to integrate PuTTY into WinSCP.


WinSCP is an open source free SFTP client, SCP client, FTPS client and FTP client for Windows.


PuTTY is a free implementation of Telnet and SSH for Windows and Unix platforms.


I would suggest to download the portable version for both WinSCP & Putty. With the portable version, you can easily copy WinSCP & PuTTY from one computer to another computer without erase the settings.

Here is the link for partable WinSCP & Putty:


Why I use WinSCP

  • As a FTP client, manage files & folder for my website.
  • As a FTP client, set permission for files & folder.
  • As a FTP client, edit files in my website. Eg. edit PHP files directly from remote site (without copy file to local computer).
  • Login to router, manage files & folders in router.
  • Login to router, edit files in router directly without download to local computer.


Why I use PuTTY

  • SSH to router to perform series of command, for example:
  • Display router status.
  • Install software to router.
  • Configure router.
  • Manage files & folders, but I always use WinSCP.


Download and Configure WinSCP

Now you have portable WinSCP and portable PuTTy saved in C:\Portable as shown in figure below.

 Portable WinSCP and Portable PuTTY folders


  • Run WinSCP
  • Click on Preferences section
  • Click on Preferences button

WinSCP Peferences 


  • Click on Applications section
  • Enter PuTTY.exe program file name including program path in the box of PuTTY path as show in figure below.

WinSCP Applications


After integrate PuTTY into WinSCP, press Ctrl+P or click on the Open session in Putty icon from WinSCP to start PuTTY. WinSCP will manage all the sessions, you don't have to key in username & password again. However when start PuTTY from WinSCP to manage the router, I still have to key in the password.

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