File Transfer

There are 2 easy ways to transfer files between a Personal Computer and CoreELEC:


1. Samba Network

This section covers file transfer using a Local Area Network and a Windows Personal Computer.

Requirements

  • local Area Network with DHCP Server enabled
  • personal Computer connected to the network
  • CoreELEC device connected to the network

CoreELEC Configuration

  • select Kodi Settings

  • select System

  • select CoreELEC

Connections

  • retrieve the device IP

Services

  • enable Samba

Reboot

  • select Reboot

Map drive

  • open File Explorer
  • map CoreELEC storage as a network drive

To map CoreELEC's storage as a network drive enter in File Explorer CoreELEC's IP address preceded by a double backslash (\\device_IP)

eq: \\192.168.0.116


2. Kodi File Manager

This section covers how to copy files from an external storage medium to Kodi, using the Kodi File Manager.

Requirements

Before replacing configuration files in the hidden ./config folder with the Kodi File Manager, ''Show hidden files and directories'' & ''Allow file renaming and deletion'' need to be enabled

  • USB Mouse
  • USB Flash Drive
  • CoreELEC installed on device
  • optional: a USB Hub (ex: only one USB Port is available)

Prepare to copy

  • download the required files onto a Personal Computer
  • copy the files to a USB Flash Drive
  • insert the USB Flash Drive into an available USB slot of the CoreELEC device
  • optional: use a USB Hub if only one USB slot is available

Copy files

NOTE: This example uses the file CoreELEC-Amlogic-ng.arm-19.3-Matrix.tar

  • in Kodi, goto Settings

  • select File Manager

  • select Add source

  • select Browse

  • select Home folder
  • select OK

  • accept default settings
  • select OK

  • select storage

  • select the folder the file has to be copied to (in this example: .update)

  • insert USB Flash Drive

  • ensure the destination folder is in the left pane, the files to be copied in the right pane

  • select the file to be copied
  • bring up the drop down menu
  • choose Copy

  • select Yes

* Repeat until all files are copied