I am using SimpleSSHD and doing scp to transfer files from my computer to my Redmi phone.

My question is that after I have copied files to data/user/0/org.galexander.sshd/files, how do I access them, such as with a File Manager?

  • Don't copy files to /data/user/0/org.galexander.ssh but to external shared storage /sdcard. See similar question for Termux: android.stackexchange.com/a/218374/218526 Commented Mar 12, 2020 at 3:35
  • @dhvcc, are you ok with my edit of your question if so please roll back to that revision. It's more straight forward and will be better indexed. android.stackexchange.com/revisions/221967/3 Commented Jan 16, 2021 at 20:15
  • @EvanCarroll hello Evan, I felt that your edit went beyond than fixing the question so I rolled back and made minor fixes. If OP reverts to your version of edit, I would be fine with that. :-)
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    Commented Jan 16, 2021 at 20:20
  • @Firelord I know, I (respectfully) disagree with you. The op was clearly confused, having my answer chosen should greenlight me to clarify that. There is no reason to have a muddy question preserved on this site in perpetuity. We can do better for those searching for this, and for those that find it. Commented Jan 17, 2021 at 2:08

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Don't ever copy files out of /sdcard/, for this task you should leave the files where they are. In order to copy files using SimpleSSHD, simply connect and copy: assuming you've left the default port of 2222 you can do this,

SCP File Transfer

scp -r "scp://root@${host}:2222//sdcard/DCIM/OpenCamera" .

RSYNC over SSH File Transfer

rsync --progress -ave 'ssh -p 2222' "root@${host}:/sdcard/DCIM/OpenCamera" .

On my phone the mountpoint of the external SD card is not /sdcard/, but /storage/XXXX-XXXX/.


HWVNS-H:/data/data/org.galexander.sshd/files $ ls -la /storage/C42F-10F5/
total 480
drwxrwx---   16 root     everybod     32768 Jan  1  1970 .
drwxr-xr-x    5 root     root           100 Feb 25 08:56 ..
drwxrwx---    5 root     everybod     32768 Dec 22  2020 Android
drwxrwx---    4 root     everybod     32768 Nov 22 16:36 DCIM
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    Commented Mar 24, 2022 at 10:05
  • That looks like a path to an external SD card, not the internal storage.
    – Andrew T.
    Commented Mar 24, 2022 at 13:04
  • yes, i was talking about my external SD card path. edited above. My phone's android mounts my external SD card to above specified path. i thought /sdcard always means external SD card?
    – WolF
    Commented Mar 25, 2022 at 11:16

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