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WinSCP Plugin


WinSCP backup plugin only works with Backup4all.

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If you already have Backup4all, you can add the WinSCP backup plugin below.

Download plugin as XML file
WinSCP is a popular free SFTP, SCP, Amazon S3, WebDAV, and FTP client for Windows, a powerful file manager that will improve your productivity.

About WinSCP

WinSCP offers an easy to use GUI to copy files between a local and remote computer using multiple protocols: Amazon S3, FTP, FTPS, SCP, SFTP or WebDAV. Power users can automate WinSCP using .NET assembly. WinSCP is available in English and many other languages.

How to backup and restore WinSCP using Backup4all plugin

Once you installed WinSCP, it is a bit of a problem to move its settings on another computer or to re-configure it after re-installing your system. This is where the plugin to back-up WinSCP data is important and it will save you time compared to doing a backup manually.
Creating a backup job in Backup4all using the WinSCP plugin will let you back-up the registry entries.
WinSCP backup
In order to backup WinSCP, you have to follow these steps:
  1. Download and install the backup plugin here: WinSCP backup plugin
  2. After you installed the plugin in Backup4all, define a backup job and run it to back-up WinSCP. If you don't know how to install the plugin and run the backup, read this article:
If you need to restore the WinSCP files after a fresh system installation or on a different computer, follow these steps:
  1. Install WinSCP and the WinSCP plugin from here: WinSCP backup plugin
  2. Open in Backup4all the .bkc catalog file from the destination.
  3. Press the Restore button and follow the wizard steps.

What information is backed up when using the WinSCP plugin

The backup plugin mentioned above will add as backup sources the following information:
  • WinSCP registry entries

Raw Plugin (XML) Code: WinSCP.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<b4asource version="1.0">
	<!--Program unique ID (GUID)-->
	<!--Program name-->
	<!--Executable file path-->
	<exepath type="0"/>
	<!--Minimum and maximum versions for which the backup was tested-->
	<!--Information about the plugin author-->
		<email>[email protected]</email>
	<!--Variables used in the XML file-->
		<!--If type="reg" then the value will be read from the registry-->
	<!--The backup sources-->
		<source name="Registry"
			<registry path="HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Martin Prikryl"
			<registry path="HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Martin Prikryl"
			<registry path="HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1756089716-1438324975-3200291012-1001\Software\Martin Prikryl"