WinSCP keyboard shortcuts

WinSCP

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk -
24 months ago
- Shortcuts

WinSCP isn't your usual file manager, but whenever you are working with directories and files, you probably can take advantage of keyboard shortcuts. It's the case with WinSCP, and here are the all shortcuts we know about it.

⭾ Tab

Change active panel

Ctrl + R

Re-read panel

or F5
⬅ Backspace

Open parent directory

or Alt +
Ctrl + \

Open root directory

Ctrl + H

Open home directory

Alt +

Go back

Alt +

Go forward

Alt + F1

Open path change menu for left panel

Alt + F2

Open path change menu for right panel

Ctrl + B

Bookmark current directory

Ctrl + O

Display bookmark window

or Ctrl + L
or Alt + D
Ctrl + Alt + T

Toggle tree panel

Insert

Select/deselect file

+

(numpad) Select group

-

(numpad) Deselect group

*

(numpad) Invert selection

Ctrl + A

Select all files

↑   Shift + Ctrl + L

Deselect all files

↑   Shift + Ctrl + R

Restore selection

F2

Rename focused file

F4

Edit focused file

↑   Shift + F4

Edit (create) new file

Ctrl + Alt + F4

Edit focused file in an internal editor

F5

Download (when remote panel is active) or Upload (when local panel is active)

or Ctrl + K
↑   Shift + F5

Duplicate selected files (remote panel only)

F6

Download (when remote panel is active) or Upload (when local panel is active) selected files and delete original

↑   Shift + F6

Move/rename selected files (remote panel only)

Alt + F6

Add/edit link

F7

Create new folder

F8

Delete selected files

or Del
↑   Shift + Del

Delete selected files (alternative)

F9

Change properties of selected files

or Alt + ⤶ Enter
Ctrl + V

Paste files, open path from clipboard, opens session URL from clipboard

↑   Shift + Ctrl + D

Close active session

or Ctrl + W
Ctrl + N

Open a new session

Ctrl + ⭾ Tab

Cycle opened sessions

or ↑   Shift + Ctrl + ⭾ Tab
Alt + 1

(Alt + 2, Alt + 3...) Switch to other open session

Ctrl + Alt + B

Toggle synchronized browsing

Ctrl + C

Compare files in panels

Ctrl + P

Open current session in PuTTY

Ctrl + Alt + P

Open Preferences dialog

↑   Shift + Ctrl + Q

Process queue

Ctrl + Alt + R

Toggle automatical refresh of remote directory after operation

Ctrl + S

Synchronize directories

Ctrl + U

Keep remote directory up to date

Ctrl + T

Open terminal window

F10

Quit

or Alt + F4
Alt + F7

Find file

or F3
Esc

Cancel reading of remote directory

Ctrl + F3

Sort files in the active panel by name

Ctrl + F4

Sort files in the active panel by extension

Ctrl + F5

Sort files in the active panel by modification time

Ctrl + F6

Sort files in the active panel by size

Ctrl + F7

Sort files in the active panel by attributes/permissions

Ctrl + F8

Sort files in the active panel by owner (remote panel only)

Ctrl + F9

Sort files in the active panel by group (remote panel only)

Ctrl + ⤶ Enter

Insert names of selected files to command line

↑   Shift + Ctrl + C

Copy names of selected files to the clipboard

Ctrl + Alt + C

Copy names of selected files including paths to the clipboard

Ctrl + [

Copy current local path to the clipboard

Ctrl + ]

Copy current remote path to the clipboard

Ctrl + Alt + H

Toggle hidden and system files displaying

Ctrl + Alt + F

Filter files

Ctrl + Alt + E

Open current directory in Windows Explorer (local panel only)

↑   Shift + Ctrl + N

Show/focus command line

Ctrl + Q

Focus queue view (when visible)


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Program information

Program name: WinSCP WinSCP (File manager)

WinSCP stands for Windows Secure Copy and functions as a secure file transfer software between a local and a remote computer. WinSCP also offers basic file manager and file synchronization features.

Web page: https://winscp.net

Shortcut count: 77

How easy to press shortcuts: 80%

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