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Pull file from remote windows machine

I have a digital ocean droplet, I also have my local windows machine. Currently, I transfer files using psftp and a Batch file that i schedule using windows task scheduler to copy files FROM my windows machine INTO my digital Ocean droplet.

However, instead of copying from my local windows machine, I want to set up the same process on the Digital Ocean droplet to connect to my windows machine, and copy files from a certain directory. That is, using some secure protocol I want to know the code that will allow me to do the following:

  1. Connect to my windows machine
  2. Navigate to a certain folder location
  3. Pull all the files in that folder INTO my DO droplet.
  4. For this process to happen automatically on scheduled basis.

I was hoping this was an easy task

Thanks in advance

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Hi @Puma,

I’ll recommend using pscp. This will allow you to copy files from Ubuntu to Windows machines and the other way around. Pscp should be installed on both machines and it can work like that

pscp -i /path/to/id_rsa.pub C:\Users\Admin\Desktop\test.txt \
user@XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX:/home/

where -i is for your public key location and XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX is for your actual IP address.