Accessing PC from Retropie(PIXEL)
Pi Model 3b
Power Supply used: 5.1
RetroPie Version: 4.4.2
Built From: Pre made SD Image on RetroPie website, then installed PIXEL from retropie
USB Devices connected: mouse and keyboard
Controller used: PS3
Error messages received: "The specified location is not supp
@squiike What are you doing to get this error?
@rbaker On PIXEL installed through retropie; File manager -> go -> network = error
It is connected to the same internet as my other computers in my house. And i can access it and transfer files.
@squiike I am not understanding what you are trying to do and what the error is.
Sorry. I am trying to view and access the files on my personal computer from my raspberry. say i want to see a movie or install a game from a huge file. I do not have storage to have it all on the raspberry. I was hoping i could do that from network, like i have from my PC -> raspberry.
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You could try this :
I'm certain there is a way to use your PC as storage and use the PI to 'see' certain folders but can't find it at present as I've not much time to dig it out
I am trying to view and access the files on my personal computer from my raspberry
Just use WinSCP, it works perfectly for viewing and transferring files to and from a Pi.
@rbaker I dont have an issue with PC transferring, viewing or deleting files on my raspberry. But i want to access my computer from the raspberry.
@squiike Look in the documentation and configure your PC share to be auto-mounted by the system - https://retropie.org.uk/docs/Running-ROMs-from-a-Network-Share/. Ignore the
romfolder references, just create another folder in
/home/pi/and mount your PC file share into that folder.
For instance, add to
//192.168.1.10/ShareName /home/pi/pc-share cifs username=Username,password=Password,nounix,noserverino,defaults,users,auto 0 0
replacing the IP address at the beginning with the IP address of your PC (or its hostname) and the ShareName with the share you configured on your PC and Username/Password with the correct user/pass to access your PC.
Make sure your firewall allows connections for the file sharing service, otherwise you'll not be able to connect.
Squiike last edited by Squiike
Im done. Im not going to change anything on my raspberry anymore. I was in PIXEL and clicked "connect to server" there i got a window that said "connect to remote server" "Specify remote folder to connect". I guess i typed something wrong there cause now i dont have internet connection anymore. And i cannot find internet on the start panel. Also i get a white line about a cm wide on the left side of the screen in PIXEL
EDIT: After reset the PIXEL discovered networks, and i managed to get it back on. Also, i managed to remove the white line on the left side by right clicking on it and delete. I hope later versions of PIXEL will make it just as easy to acces a pc network as it is for PC to access it. I have searched the web and i am astonished that not more people are asking the same questions. There is alot of topics on how to remote access the pie though.
Again, thanks for not totally flaming a illiterate-pc noob full of questions :)