There I was on my server and I found the folder I wanted to transfer to my local machine. I Googled and could not find a way to do this unless your localhost machine’s SSH was accessible from the internet. Irritating. So instead, from my local machine I run the following command, and this will copy a file (of folder of files) from the remote server to my local machine.

rsync -chavzP --stats /Users/username/Desktop/

This will place the “Folder” on my desktop.