How do you transfer ROMS? (or ._ Files! Blarg)

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This topic contains 6 replies, has 6 voices, and was last updated by  Mutex 3 years, 8 months ago.

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  • #5245

    jbarnatt
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    I’ve been using SSH to trasnfer ROMS to the Pi from my Mac. From all I’ve read these are just something that comes with using a mac along with other Operating/Files Systems. Any advice?

    #5247

    trimmtrabb
    Participant

    Sorry i’m not quite sure what you’re asking here? If your Mac and your Pi are connected on your network the Pi should show up as a Samba share on your Mac to which you can transfer your roms to.

    If you have found the solution to your problem please mark the topic as resolved.

    #5248

    roman
    Participant

    I use FileZilla, it is free and cross platform.

    #5251

    crystalj
    Participant

    The Pi simply shows up on my home network and I am able to drop roms directly into it that way. If I need to access anything but the rom folders, I use WinSCP.

    #5277

    jbarnatt
    Participant

    I think I titled the post to obscurely. I can connect easily enough to the ROM portion natively through the Macs network connections. I’ve used cyberduck to get to root, to modify config files. But when I transfer roms. I end up with ._ files. Basically file system files. I thought I would just load my whole NES catalog to the Pi, but now I have to scroll through 600 plus ._copy files to get to the roms. I should have explained better.

    #6750

    dem1980
    Participant

    I have a similar problem.
    When i copy the files from my Mac using Samba share (the easy way), i have my “rom.ext” and another file “._rom.ext” or something like that.
    There a way that RetroPie browser ignores all files that begin with “.” ?
    Thank you

    #6752

    Mutex
    Participant

    Since the emulator doesn’t need the files you can ssh into your RPi, go to the specific folder and remove all files with ._
    You can remove them easily with rm ._*

    Although you have to be certain that you don’t have anything named ._ that you are still going to need because once they are deleted it’s really hard to get them back.

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