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In Windows I use WinSCP. How can I do this?

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It sounds like you're using (S)FTP to connect to your server. Unfortunately the Finder doesn't support those protocols. You'll need to use a 3rd party app like Cyberduck or Transmit to connect via FTP or SFTP.

The Finder supports AFP, SMB (Windows file sharing), NFS, VNC, and probably a few others I'm forgetting via the Connect to Server window.

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Connect to Server does support FTP. –  Alex Aug 22 '12 at 1:58
SSH file transfer protocols are SCP or SFTP, which (last I knew) are all that WinSCP supports. Hence the name, Windows Secure Copy. But you're right, The Finder will do standard FTP. –  Jason Salaz Sep 20 '12 at 7:57

You can also use xdav via a command like https://[your xdav server]

Alternatively I recommend Expandrive which works quite transparently as a mounted disc. (The only issue if the disc is large is the possible indexation by Spotlight)

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