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Transferring files from PC to Steam Deck with FileZilla FTP

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Want another way to transfer files from a PC (Linux / Windows) over to a Steam Deck? Here's how to do it using the FileZilla FTP application. I've already covered the use of tools like Warpinator and Syncthing and both are great, however not everyone gets along with them and this way is pretty much bulletproof with a tiny bit of a setup.

First up here's the video and below will be the text guide as usual:

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  1. Download FileZilla. On Linux you can grab it from Flathub.
  2. In Steam Deck Desktop Mode, set up a password by using "passwd" in terminal.
  3. Next enable and start SSH with these commands in terminal:
    sudo systemctl enable sshd
    sudo systemctl start sshd
  4. Find the IP address of your Steam Deck. Click the WiFi / Networking icon, then go into details and it will be at the top of the list and may start something like 192. Make a note of this IP.
  5. Load up FileZilla, entering the details into the top bar. The username will be "deck" and the port is "22".
  6. Click Quickconnect.

Done, you're ready to get transferring files.

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BlackBloodRum 30 Sep, 2022
Quoting: spayder26Nice you mention. Usermode FTP Server supports all FTP, FTPS and SFTP, defaults to FTPS and shows a warning when using the plain old FTP.

Its main point is you need a client like FileZilla to use SFTP outside UNIX-like systems, but you can use pretty much any file browser for FTPS (including Windows Explorer).

Disclaimer: I'm the author.

Interesting, I always forget about Windows & its users tbh.

But I can see the usage for those who don't have access to a tux-based computer

I'm glad to hear you throw a warning for plain old FTP. So many tutorials on the net just don't even mention the insecurities, it's saddening actually.

So I tend to re-act a little negatively when people mention they still use plain-old FTP (Since there are better options out there)

I apologize if I came off as disagreeing your application, it wasn't my intent. My comments were aimed solely at plain old FTP, not your application
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