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Transfer to Desktop version



  • I am pretty new to all this. I created a MagicMirror project on my Raspberry Pi 4 that I like but keep wanting to change. I just installed Raspberry Pi Desktop on my laptop computer. I would like to be able to transfer the project from the SD card to my laptop and continue working on it there then transfer back. Is there any way to do this?



  • @Reese0411 sure… its just copy the MagicMirror folder from the sd card to the local disk…

    mount the sd card as a local folder, then copy… see the cp coomand

    you will have to do another npm install as the processor architecture changed.

    after copy,
    cd MagicMirror (wherever you copied the files), and then erase the node_modules folder.
    then do npm install again

    you could also keep the files on the pi, and just use ssh connection to the pi and edit the files remotely
    save and restart MM… thats how I do all my development, using windows as my desktop.



  • @Reese0411 sure… its just copy the MagicMirror folder from the sd card to the local disk…

    mount the sd card as a local folder, then copy… see the cp coomand

    you will have to do another npm install as the processor architecture changed.

    after copy,
    cd MagicMirror (wherever you copied the files), and then erase the node_modules folder.
    then do npm install again

    you could also keep the files on the pi, and just use ssh connection to the pi and edit the files remotely
    save and restart MM… thats how I do all my development, using windows as my desktop.


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