Contents Contents Video Prerequisites Steps Video Prerequisites Raspberry Pi running RetroPie. An active network connection on the Raspberry Pi. Another computer on the same network for file transfers. Steps Access RetroPie Setup: Boot up your Raspberry Pi and enter the EmulationStation interface (default interface of RetroPie). Press Start on your controller and select Quit to get to the terminal/command line. Type sudo raspi-config and press Enter. Enable SSH (if not already done): In the raspi-config menu, navigate to Interfacing Options. Select SSH and choose Enable. Install Samba: At the terminal/command line, type the following commands: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install samba samba-common-bin Configure Samba for RetroPie: Edit the Samba configuration file using: sudo nano /etc/samba/smb.conf Scroll to the bottom and add the following: [RetroPie] path = /home/pi/RetroPie/roms writeable=Yes create mask=0777 directory mask=0777 public=no Set a Password for Samba: While still in the terminal, set a password for the ‘pi’ user in Samba: sudo smbpasswd -a pi Enter a password when prompted. This will be the password you’ll use when accessing the file share from another computer. Restart Samba Service: Restart the Samba service to apply the changes: sudo /etc/init.d/samba restart Accessing ROMs Folder from Another Computer: Windows: Open File Explorer and in the address bar type \\[RASPBERRY_PI_IP_ADDRESS]\RetroPie. Replace [RASPBERRY_PI_IP_ADDRESS] with the IP address of your Raspberry Pi. Mac: Open Finder, click on Go in the top menu, select Connect to Server, and enter smb://[RASPBERRY_PI_IP_ADDRESS]/RetroPie. Transfer ROMs: Once connected, you can drag and drop ROMs into the appropriate system folders. Return to EmulationStation: After transferring ROMs, type emulationstation in the terminal of your Raspberry Pi to return to the game interface. You might need to restart EmulationStation or the Raspberry Pi to see your new games. Remember, always ensure you’re transferring ROMs you legally own. Enjoy your gaming!