This is a quick guide on how to use WinSCP to transfer files over the network to a Batocera machine from a Windows computer.

  1. Download and install WinSCP. It is recommended to use the “Explorer Interface” by default. The big round green button to the left.
  2. Click on New Site in the login prompt that appears.

    If you have already set up PuTTY, then you'll be asked to import your logins from there. Go ahead and do that instead to save some time.

  3. Enter the appropriate details to login to the Batocera machine. By default, Host name: BATOCERA, User name: root and Password: linux. Leave everything else at its default.
  4. Click Save, OK and login.

The share directory

Unlike the normal Batocera network share, WinSCP allows for access to the root directory, providing access to the system files. Be careful when editing these, as changes can cause problems with Batocera's functionality. To make changes to the files outside of the /userdata/ directory permanent, run batocera-save-overlay in the terminal. For details on using the terminal, read below:

WinSCP can also execute commands on the Batocera machine. Just click the console button in the toolbar at the top:

The console button, a black square with a greater than symbol in it.

The WinSCP command line.

The WinSCP console is a very simple interface, only really useful for entering single-line command sequences. For a proper SSH client, use PuTTY instead.

For further SSH commands, visit the SSH page.

  • winscp.txt
  • Last modified: 15 months ago
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