Windows 10: OpenSSH SFTP not working

Discus and support OpenSSH SFTP not working in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hello everyone,I'm trying to setup openssh and sftp protocol in both of my computers by following this guide from... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by hobmarcus, Jun 14, 2021.

  1. hobmarcus Win User

    OpenSSH SFTP not working

    Hello everyone,I'm trying to setup openssh and sftp protocol in both of my computers by following this guide from Microsoft:'ve successfully remoted login from my client computer to my server computer by using ssh username@servername command in the Powershell Run as administrator. However, I still have struggled to connect my client computer to my server computer with sftp command in powershell.In both computer, I've tried to input sftp localhost to check if it is a l

    hobmarcus, Jun 14, 2021
  2. Icsoft Win User

    Incorrect parameter definition on sftp client

    The port parameter in usage of the sftp client is displayed as an upper case P [-P port] but only lower case p works to change the port, it is correctly stated in the initial parameter list [-46aCfpqrv].

    usage: C:\windows\System32\OpenSSH\sftp.exe [-46aCfpqrv] [-B buffer_size] [-b batchfile] [-c cipher]

    [-D sftp_server_path] [-F ssh_config] [-i identity_file] [-l limit]

    [-o ssh_option] [-P port] [-R num_requests] [-S program]

    [-s subsystem | sftp_server] destination

    Not really a question but a bug report, pls fix.


    Icsoft, Jun 14, 2021
  3. How to add/remove drives to Windows OpenSSH SFTP server?

    While some Windows SFTP servers do implement a virtual root folder which lists available drives, Win32-OpenSSH does not. It redirects the root folder / to /C:/ (or maybe to a system drive).

    If you want to visit another drive, you have to manually change a working directory.

    • In WinSCP GUI, you can do that using "Open Directory" command and typing a path to the desired drive, like /D:/.
    • In command-line SFTP clients, like OpenSSH sftp, PuTTY psftp or WinSCP scripting, you can use cd command, like:

    There's actually WinSCP FAQ for How do I change drive on the remote panel?

    Regarding your attempt to solve this using a symlink: A symlink really shows as a file in WinSCP (as the server presents it as an unknown file type). But a directory junction shows as a directory (the server presents it as a regular directory, not a link).
    Martin Prikryl, Jun 14, 2021
  4. OpenSSH SFTP not working


    Hi. Sorry I wasn't being too clear with my comment.

    WinScp was great and did just what I needed when playing around with stuff on the Phone

    but I also wanted to be able to connect to my PC via my phone which is why I tried OpenSSH which I couldn't get to work in Windows

    After installing Ubuntu and OpenSSH Server on my spare PC (Netbook) I am now experimenting with Linux on A PC and accessing it via my phone

    I'm guessing though it I want to retrieve anything from my PC via my phone I will have to get used scp commands.

    At the end of the day, if I break anything I'll start over again and learn from there
    foxmeister---01, Jun 14, 2021

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