How to Transfer Files to the Raspberry Pi using SFTP

WinSCP Screenshot

After setting up the Raspberry Pi, you’ll likely need to transfer some files to it. Since the Pi already has an SSH server, you can use SFTP to transfer files to your user’s home directory. Read past the break to have a look at using WinSCP to transfer files.

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How to Access the Raspberry Pi with SSH

SSH Window

After following my guide about how to set up the Raspberry Pi, you still need a way to access the Raspberry Pi. My favorite way of accessing the Pi is using SSH to access the command line.
To get SSH working in Windows you’ll need to get the PuTTY utility found here. Use the “Windows installer for everything except PuTTYtel” from the download page. Install PuTTY and you can use it to SSH into the Raspberry Pi. Head past the break for all the details.

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The Alien’s Guide to Setting Up a Raspberry Pi


The Raspberry Pi is a small Linux computer that has captured the imagination of the hardware hacking community. If you’ve decided to jump in, this guide will help you get started with the device using Windows 7. The Raspberry Pi boots off of an SD card. The operating system we will use is Rasbian “wheezy” which is provided by That’s a funny title, isn’t it? My intention is to provide a guide that an alien could use to set up a Raspberry Pi. Most guides assume some prior knowledge of computing including this one, but hopefully anyone can follow this and get up and running with the Raspberry Pi. If that sounds good, then read on!

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