Access Files from windows
Crimson0087 last edited by
Pi Model or other hardware: 4
Power Supply used: OEM power supply
RetroPie Version Used 4.7.1
Built From: Pre made SD Image on RetroPie website
USB Devices connected: Keyboard
Controller used: ps4 and 8bitdo
In the past when I messed something up in the config.txt and couldnt boot the retropie I could put the sd card into my windows pc and open the folder open the config.txt and edit and save it on windows and then it would boot. But now for some reason windows does not recognize the sd card and says I need to format it. Anyone know how to fix this? I have also seen youtube videos of people reading their files from a windows pc.
The sdcard has 2 partitions - a Windows compatible partition (where the 'config.txt' is stored) and a Linux one, which is not accessible. You get the 'format' message because of the 2nd parition, but you can ignore it (say no) and you should still be able to access the 1st partition, where the configuration file resides.
Clyde last edited by
But now for some reason windows does not recognize the sd card and says I need to format it.
Yeah, that's the Windows way … kill that what you don't understand. 🙄
That said, there are third-party tools to access Linux partitions in Windows, but I'd rather recommend to access any roms on that partition via network like it's described in the Docs should the need arise.