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Unable to locate private key when setting up Filezilla (Windows)

Posted May 31, 2020 162 views
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Beginner here. I’m setting up Filezilla to connect with my Droplet and am following the tutorial below to set up.

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-use-filezilla-to-transfer-and-manage-files-securely-on-your-vps

I’m able to SSH to my Droplet no problem and have used bash to see i have both private and public keys in the ssh directory

I head to Edit -> Settings -> SFTP -> Add key file but can not find the id_rsa key under the .ssh directory

I try authorizing through Site Manager by using server log ins and see this

Status: Server refused our key
Error: FATAL ERROR: No supported authentication methods available (server sent: publickey)

I tried converting to ppk format with Putty but again am unable to find the key files when I try to load keys.

I’m sure I’m missing something obvious. Thanks in advance for any advice on this.

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Nevermind! Just found out Ubuntu files are hidden so I searched for the file name, looked for file path under properties, and worked my way backwards. Thank you!

https://www.howtogeek.com/261383/how-to-access-your-ubuntu-bash-files-in-windows-and-your-windows-system-drive-in-bash/

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