Retropie not accepting FTP connections

Home Forums RetroPie Project New to RetroPie? Start Here! Retropie not accepting FTP connections

RetroPie has a new website and forum. Please visit for the new site. The new forum is located at This forum is left here as a read-only archive.

This topic contains 4 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by Profile photo of herbfargus herbfargus 1 year, 6 months ago.

Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total)
  • Author
  • #107695
    Profile photo of bswart

    I’m using a Raspberry PI 2 Model B.

    Downloaded the v3 SD image from here.

    Suddenly I can no longer FTP to my retropie using the pi/raspberry username & password. I haven’t changed any settings that I know of.

    If I FTP to the Pi – it errors saying connection not accepted.

    If I browse to it from Windows using \\retropie it doesn’t accept the username & password

    On the Pi itself – if I go into the software config and select Change User Password it just errors rather than allowing you to enter a new pw

    Any ideas? It’s almost like the permissions have been changed

    Profile photo of shoothere

    Port 21 (FTP) doesn’t answer, did it ever?

    SCP should work with this client: if you are on Windows. for our Mac OS X friends.

    Hope this helps!

    Profile photo of jontydog

    try using ssh over ftp on port 22 thats how I am connecting using Flashfxp

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 6 months ago by Profile photo of jontydog jontydog.
    Profile photo of bswart

    Hi guys, I’ve tried using WinSCP – it’s what I used to get my ROMS across. Double checked it’s port 21.

    It was accepting connections previously but now it suddenly won’t. Almost like a setting or permission has changed

    Profile photo of herbfargus

    double check the documentation again and notice its port 22.

    If you’ve somehow borked up your ssh you can try re-enabling it again with sudo raspi-config (also make sure you’re not having any network issues/ make sure your wifi dongle if you have one is still working)

Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total)

Forums are currently read only - please visit the new RetroPie forums at

Skip to toolbar