How to Transfer Data From Windows to Ubuntu Using WinSCP

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1. Objective

The objective of this tutorial is to enable the user to transfer data from Windows to Ubuntu using WinSCP and vice-versa. In this tutorial, we will use Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04, but the same tutorial will work for other versions of Windows and Ubuntu. This tutorial will work in case of Ubuntu is installed on another machine.

So, let’s start Transfer Data From Windows to Ubuntu.

How to Transfer Data From Windows to Ubuntu Using WinSCP

How to Transfer Data From Windows to Ubuntu Using WinSCP

2. How to transfer data from Windows to Ubuntu using WinSCP

i. Start Ubuntu

Start VMWare Player and open Ubuntu

Transfer Data From Windows to Ubuntu

Step.1 Transfer Data From Windows to Ubuntu

ii. Open Terminal

Transfer Data From Windows to Ubuntu

Step.2 Transfer Data From Windows to Ubuntu – Open Terminal

Click on Ubuntu start menu (right top) and type terminal

iii. Ubuntu Terminal

Ubuntu terminal will be opened

Transfer Data From Windows to Ubuntu -  linux-terminal

Step.3 Transfer Data From Windows to Ubuntu – linux-terminal

iv. Install OpenSSH Server and Client

Please run following command: sudo apt-get install openssh-server openssh-client

Transfer Data From Windows to Ubuntu - install-open-ssh

Step.4 Transfer Data From Windows to Ubuntu – install-open-ssh

v. Supply Password

Here you need to authenticate, supply your password:

Transfer Data From Windows to Ubuntu - supply password

Step.5 Transfering Data From Windows to Ubuntu – Supply Password

6. OpenSSH will be installed

Transfer Data From Windows to Ubuntu - open-ssh

Step.6 Transfering Data From Windows to Ubuntu – Open-ssh

7. Check the IP address with ifconfig command

Transfer Data From Windows to Ubuntu - ifconfig

Step.7 Transfering Data From Windows to Ubuntu – ifconfig

8. IP address

 

Transfer Data From Windows to Ubuntu

Step.8 Transfering Data From Windows to Ubuntu – ip-address

9. Download and install WinSCP, alternatively, you can download portable executables:

 

https://winscp.net/eng/download.php

9.open-winscp

Step.9 Transfering Data From Windows to Ubuntu

Once WinSCP is installed open it

10. Supply the credentials:

 

10.winscp-credentials

Step.10 Transfering Data From Windows to Ubuntu

11. WinSCP Screen – Windows and Ubuntu screen together:
Left window is the Windows screen, OTOH, right window is Ubuntu screen

11.winscp-screen

Step.11 Transferring Data From Windows to Ubuntu

12. Data Transfer:
Now transfer the data from Windows to Ubuntu (or Ubuntu to Windows): just drag the file from windows screen to Ubuntu screen

 

 

12.winscp-data-transfer

Step.12 Transfering Data From Windows to Ubuntu

13. File transferred:

 

 

13.winscp-file-listing

Step.13 Transfering Data From Windows to Ubuntu

 

14. Check the file copied on Ubuntu

 

14.ubuntu-screen

Step.14 Transfering Data From Windows to Ubuntu

So, this was all about How to transfer data from Windows to Ubuntu using WinSCP. Hope you like our explanation.

Furthermore, if you have any query, feel free to ask in the comment box.

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1 Response

  1. Yogesh Yadav says:

    The information provide is accurate and is of real help

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