Winscp putty ssh permission denied
I can not log in via putty or via winscp, you might be able to help me
I've tried almost everything and am desperate. Either the error message
permission denied or host does not exist -.-
rkoster last edited by
@Rambo38 Did you enable SSH?
@rkoster yes SSH is enabled
I've tried it with all things like IP address username and spend some hours doing it but unfortunately in vain
@Rambo38 Is your Pi in the same network as your PC ? Did you connect it by WiFi or cable ? Is your Pi getting an IP address - you can check in the RetroPie menu what's your IP ?
@mitu Initially via wifi after it did not work via lan yes it is in the same network and the pi gets an ip
@Rambo38 Can you access the file shares from your PC ? Please add more info about your system - as requested in https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/3/read-this-first.
@mitu In what do you mean file sharing? .. I can not log in at all neither winscp nor putty or remote .. I own a PC with windows 10
In what do you mean file sharing?
I was referring to the Samba file shares that enable you to copy your ROMs/BIOS files from a PC - https://retropie.org.uk/docs/Transferring-Roms/#samba-shares.
If you cannot access
\\retropiefrom Windows Exporer (just type this in the location bar), then check if your Raspberry Pi is accessible from the PC:
- take note if the IP address of the RetroPie system
- open a command prompt on your Windows PC and type
If you don't get any reply from the
pingcommand, then your problem is network related - check your Wifi router settings and make sure the devices can see each other on the network.
Efriim last edited by Efriim
Have you logged into the pi with this IP address before? Make sure you have the right IP address of the Pi.
Have you accessed any of the ssh config files recently? I've done this and made a typo rendering the configuration useless.
To find the ip address in four ways. With a keyboard plugged into the pi, press F4 and use the CLI to type in
ifconfigyou'll want to use the inet address of either the wlan0 or eth0 interface.
There is a menu option in emulationstation that will give the ip address most of the time.
And with windows you could type
arp -ato check the arp cache for the address it will be one of the dynamic addresses of the associated interface.
Of course you want to make sure that it is connected, with ethernet you will know. With a router I guess you could log in to the router and check the ip address there.
You should start with ssh, when you get the right address I'll help with winscp.