Once ssh-server is up and running you can use your OS file manager (e.g nautilus) to connect to the pi or remote computer running ssh-server
stfp://ip of remote computer
sftp://hostname of remote computer
Then enter the User name and password and you should be able to connect AND have read / write access on certain directories.
USING SCP (secure copy) NB this is work in progress.
You can also use scp
man scp for more info
this will take a remote file and copy it to your local directory
scp file user@host:path
will copy a local file to the remote server, note you need to specify the path e.g /home/user
You can do the same thing using the graphical user interface. Assuming here you are using a Linux based distro, I am going to connect to my Pi using the xubuntu filemanager.
Firstly I know the ip address, so I pinged this to make sure the remote host was up
ping 192.168.1.30 PING 192.168.1.30 (192.168.1.30) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from 192.168.1.30: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=998 ms 64 bytes from 192.168.1.30: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.666 ms 64 bytes from 192.168.1.30: icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=0.776 ms ^C --- 192.168.1.30 ping statistics --- 3 packets transmitted, 3 received, 0% packet loss, time 1998ms rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.666/333.441/998.882/470.537 ms
in the address / path bar enter sftp://ip of remote computer
in the dialogue box enter the uid / password
Once connected you can browse the remote computers filesystem and drag / drop files to / from the user, if you logged in as pi then you need to open /home/pi
There is another tutorial here that can complement this one nicely, and is probably a little better. Click here.