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Unable to get SFTP working on RetroPie setup

  • Re: Fresh install retropie 4.2 cannot ssh or sftp

    I used the raspi-config tool to enable SSH and rebooting my raspberry pi. But following the directions to connect to it via its IP, port 22, "pi" for user, and "raspberry" for password I am still unable to connect to it.

    I AM able to connect to it via windows 10 but that only gives me access to the bios, roms, configs, and splashscreens folder. I want to access the game images and info to manually update some of the scraping data for various games.

    I get the following error from FileZilla where <IP-removed> is the IP of my pie.

    Status: Connecting to <IP-removed>...
    Response: fzSftp started, protocol_version=8
    Command: open "pi@<IP-removed>" 22
    Error: Network error: Software caused connection abort
    Error: Could not connect to server

    I get a similar but less verbose error when using WinSCP

  • All I can think of is either the SSH config got screwed up somehow or there is a firewall issue.

    I'm guessing PuTTY does the same thing if you try to SSH to the RPi?

    Edit: Actually, you could try the advice from the end of this recent thread:

    @mitu said in SSH Only works as a guest [SOLVED]:

    Try this:

    sudo apt-get -y purge  openssh-server
    sudo apt-get -y install openssh-server

    Then try enabling SSH again and/or rebooting.

  • That did it! Thank you!

  • Find you pi ip .

    Connect to same router aka network at home.

    Open a file explorer ex my documents.

    In address bar type \RETROPIE

    Hit enter

    This will take you to all the folders to add your tons without having to sshp or whatever.

  • Sorry to dbl poat. For some reason it won't let me add 2 slashes.

    It's \ \ RETROPIE

    Also after re reading post try putty.

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