I log into my raspberry pi via ssh. I am trying to read and write to a file located in my C drive using Node-Red. However when I deploy the Node-red task, the file that I amend is not located in the C drive directory I asked it to read and write too. Instead, when I log into the raspberry pi via its desktop (without ssh) I find the file I tried to amend located in the home/pi directory.

Why is this the case? Can I not do this operation via ssh? Does ssh just provide access to the raspberry pi and that's it? I have seen a Youtube video showing someone reading and writing to a windows directory. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOAyLQD0Wro&t=58s Or is this not done using a raspberry pi? Thank you.

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On your windows computer, use Windows folder sharing to share your destination folder

Then mount this shared folder on your raspberry pi

Finally, instruct node-red to write to the windows shared folder at the location you have mounted it in your raspberry pi


Thanks to Shodan I managed to figure it out.

I followed this tutorial (https://pimylifeup.com/raspberry-pi-samba/) to install samba and set up a sharing network between my windows pc and pi. This works for my current needs.

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