A quick follow-up, sharing some experience/info from a beginner's POV:
might work for our purposes but it does not support WinXP
. My Win test machine is a XP machine. (Btw the Win32/64 VNC Viewer
application, which could be used for convenient file transfer too, does not support WinXP
I tried the latest 30-day trial version of SmartFTP
and the connection didn't follow through. FAIL
. I liked SmartFTP when it was FREE. If you can get SmartFTP to establish sftp connection with raspi, please let us know.
I tried FlashFXP 5.x
and it didn't work until after a few tries with different settings or maybe i got the password wrong my bad lol. The log actually hinted me at a wrong password. Now it does the job
I tried Totalcommander w/ SFTP plugin
from Google Play Store. Feels like 80's piece of software and certainly looks like it. A workhorse client appreciated by old users who grew up with the birth of Win3.11 software like my colleagues and neighbors. It does the job
! SFTP on an Android phone, i'd recommend Totalcommander, it is FREE after all. There are much better more modern all-in-one file manager for Android, like X-plore
, but their relevant functions cost $.$$, ouch.
Finally i figured out how to use my installed file manager Dopus (Directory Opus
, ever heard of it?) for the task. Point is, Dopus10 fails
. But the latest version of Dopus11 does the job
! Dopus12 was released 12 months ago, but is maybe not needed on a XP-machine.
Of course, one should enable/activate SSH on the raspi (Raspberry > Preferences > Raspberry Pi Configuration > Interfaces: > SSH: > Enable > OK
) . I enabled VNC too, and it doesn't seem to interfere with my SFTP actions. To me, using the default file manager (Dopus11) on my old Windows machine for accessing the raspi file system and copying data back and forth feels like the most natural, direct and most elegant
method of all
. Definitely no need to use USB flash drives (USB memory sticks/thumb drives/pen drives) for this purpose, the transfer of files.
I am glad that i figured it out. And i am slowly growing more and more fond of my cute raspi