Download WinSCP (Choose Installation package under the Downloads section) and install it.
Open WinSCP by double-clicking on its icon or pulling it up from the Windows Button. The WinSCP Login dialog box will appear. Similar to a bookmark on a web browser, a session profile acts as a shortcut to a system account that you have previously accessed. Profiles can remember your user name (e-ID), password, and the system you wish to access.
Note: This step only needs to be done once for each profile (each FTP site). If you do not wish to save the session, you will have to reenter the information each time you open WinSCP. You should only save a session if you are the only user of your computer.
Secureweb.jmu.edu: your user name will be in the format eID-sitename. For example, johns2ja-computing. All other settings will be the same.
Educ.jmu.edu: you will need the following Session Profile information: Host Name: educ.jmu.edu, Port Number: 22, File Protocol: SFTP
SETTING PASSIVE MODE TRANSFER for FTP
Once a session profile has been created and saved, you only have to open an FTP connection and access that profile session. Remember that a saved session contains all the information needed to access a remote system. If you have not saved a session in the past, you must complete all the initial steps to access a remote system (see Starting WinSCP).
You will now be connected to the remote system you selected.
There are two sides to the main window, the local system (on the left) and the remote system (on the right).
Changing directories on either your local drive (left side of the window) or the remote system (right side):
In the directory boxes, double-click the name of the directory or drive you would like to enter. Clicking on the double-dots (..) will take you up a directory level.
When you retrieve a file or folder from a remote system, you move it from that system to a file on your local directory.
This procedure is much like you did to retrieve a file, but the file will move in the opposite direction.
To exit WinSCP, select Session from the menu and choose Disconnect.