# Using WinSCP to transfer files¶

To access data on NIRD or an HPC cluster (Fram and Saga) using a graphical interface, you will need to install and use specialized software.

As an example, we will here present how to use the program WinSCP to access NIRD. The procedure will be similar for Fram and Saga. WinSCP is a Windows program. If you are on Linux or Mac you need to use a different program, like for instance sftp, FileZilla, or Cyberduck.

## Installation on Windows¶

2. When the installation file is downloaded, double click on it and follow the instructions for installing the program.

## Connecting to NIRD with WinSCP¶

1. Start WinSCP. You should see something like this:

2. Fill in these values

3. Save the configuration by pressing the Save button.

5. If this is your first login, you should see your home folder at NIRD in the right column of the WinSCP window. Since data at NIRD is located in projects we need to navigate there.

And navigate to the /<root> folder.

7. From the / folder move into the projects folder and select your project.

8. Navigate to the desired place in the project folder.