I recently need to edit remote files a lot. Now I'm using FileZilla to edit files on SFTP server, but I want to use Emacs to connect to the server.

I think it should work with PuTTY's psftp.exe, but I don't know how to setup Emacs correctly.

One important detail: SSH support is disabled on the server. I'm running on Windows.


On MS Windows, Tramp offers the psftp method. However, it uses internally PuTTY's plink command, which means you need remote ssh support.

On GNU/Linux systems, Tramp offers the sftp method. But this won't work on MS Windows.

  • Actually I've solved this issue by using Windows Subsystem for Linux. Even though it does not provide GUI, that works. Oct 25 '21 at 3:12

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