SAMBA allows you to share files with different computers over a network. Setting this up will make it easier to add games to your RetroPie system or adjust other settings.
This step is optional – there are other methods of adding games, and if you are unlikely to do much customisation, you can skip this step if you want, or come back to it later.
Connecting Via Samba Share with Windows 10
In the File Explorer, right-click on
This PC in the side bar, and choose the
Add a network location menu option. The Add Network Location Wizard will then appear. Just click
On the next screen, when it asks ‘Where do you want to create this network location?’ select
Choose a custom network location and click
You then need to specify the address of your network – you’re gonna need the IP address of your Raspberry Pi. In the address box type:
But instead of 22.214.171.124 you need to type in the IP address you noted earlier. If you want access configs or splashscreens as well as roms you can set them up in the same way.
Then you can choose a name to identify it easier. We’ve called ours
RetroPie-roms but you do whatever you like.
Then it’s all done. When you press
Finish on the last screen, provided you don’t untick ‘Open this network location when I click Finish’, then you’ll see your RetroPie ROMS folder.
In the FileExplorer, you will see a list of several folders. Each representing a different platform that the RetroPie can Emulate. Most of these are fairly self explanatory.
- How to set up RetroPie and create your own retro games console
- Setting up WiFi on the RetroPie
- Setting up SAMBA share on Windows 10 to access files on the RetroPie
- Setting up SAMBA share on MAC OS to access files on the RetroPie
- Adding games to your retropie
- Adding additional Emulators to RetroPie
- How to add a new platform to the RetroPie interface.