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Dokan is described as 'When you want to create a new file system on Windows, for example to improve FAT or NTFS, you need to develop a file system driver. Developing a device driver that works in kernel mode on windows is extremely difficult' and is an app in the os & utilities category. There are seven alternatives to Dokan for Windows, Linux, Mac and BSD. The best alternative is ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Dokan are WinFsp, macFUSE, BeeGFS and CBFS Connect.

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  1. ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver icon

    ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver

    • Windows
    • BSD
    50 alternatives to ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver 

    ImDisk is a virtual disk driver for Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 or Windows Server 2003/2008/2012. It can create virtual hard disk, RAM Disk, floppy or CD/DVD drives using image files or system memory. The install package installs a console-mode control program called imdisk.

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    1.  Windows Explorer ExtensionImDisk Virtual Disk Driver can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
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    ImDisk is a virtual storage driver. Dokan is a tool for developers to create user space storage drivers. One is like a Uber car that comes with a driver already, the other is like just the car.

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    WinFsp

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    13 alternatives to WinFsp 

    WinFsp, Windows File System Proxy, is a set of software components for Windows computers that allows the creation of user mode file systems. In this sense it is similar to FUSE (Filesystem in Userspace), which provides the same functionality on UNIX-like computers.

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    macFUSE

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    10 alternatives to macFUSE 

    FUSE for macOS allows you to extend macOS via third-party file systems.

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    BeeGFS

    • FreeProprietary
    • Linux
    21 alternatives to BeeGFS 

    BeeGFS (formerly FhGFS) is a parallel cluster file system, developed with a strong focus on performance and designed for very easy installation and management.

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    CBFS Connect

    • Windows
    4 alternatives to CBFS Connect 

    CBFS Connect allows you to present any data source as a fully-featured Windows filesystem—be it database records, local or remote files, dynamically-generated content, or anything in-between. Without writing a single line of driver code, you'll be able to expose your data as...

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    Fuse4X

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    7 alternatives to Fuse4X 

    Filesystem in userspace implementation for MaxOSX.

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    Discontinued

    Fuse4X has been merged to OSXFUSE project.

  7. Lustre

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    21 alternatives to Lustre 

    Lustre is a massively parallel filesystem designed for high-performance, large-scale data.

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