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sshfs is described as 'SSHFS allows you to mount a remote filesystem using SFTP. Most SSH servers support and enable this SFTP access by default, so SSHFS is very simple to use - there's nothing to do on the server-side' and is an app in the network & admin category. There are more than 25 alternatives to sshfs for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and The best alternative is WinSCP , which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like sshfs are MobaXterm, Forklift, WebDrive and WinFsp.

sshfs alternatives are mainly FTP Clients but may also be File Managers or Cloud Storage Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of sshfs.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux
  • Xfce

SSHFS allows you to mount a remote filesystem using SFTP. Most SSH servers support and enable this SFTP access by default,...

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  1. WinSCP, a popular free SFTP and FTP client for Windows, copies files between a local and remote computer. It supports also FTPS, SCP and WebDAV. It offers easy to use GUI for all common file operations and a powerfull automation with .NET assembly.

  2. MobaXterm is an enhanced terminal app that brings the advanced features of a Unix-like command-line to Windows. It takes the power of Cygwin and wraps it in a sleek, visual interface that's super easy to use, lightweight and portable.


  3. ForkLift is designed to be the fastest, most powerful file manager for the Mac. Connect to FTP or SFTP servers, manage your Amazon S3 account or your mobile devices over Bluetooth.

    Side Bar *
Dual Panes for easy navigation *
Preview Panel - Live Preview *
Icon View, List View, Column View *
Dropbox Integration - Copy Dropbox link *
Show Hidden Files
  4. Put the cloud on your desktop; access Amazon S3, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and more. WebDrive lets you edit files on corporate SFTP and SharePoint Servers as easily as editing any file on your computer.

    Drive mapping Windows
  5. WinFsp icon


    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.


  6. win-sshfs icon


    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    win-sshfs is a SSH(SFTP) filesystem made using Dokan and SSH.NET library that allows you to mount remote computers via SFTP protocol like windows network drives. You may also need to acquire Dokan DLL from: .


    The project is currently on hiatus and probably will not have new releases till the end of the year.

  7. gFTP icon


    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Xfce

    gFTP is a free multithreaded file transfer client for *NIX based machines.

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  8. e-nautia icon


    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    e-nautia gives a dedicated space to store and share files, communicate with friends or any contacts and manage e-mails.

  9. FTP Rush is a powerful FTP/FXP/SFTP/TFTP client sofware for Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Win7. It is designed to fit any transfer need and allows you to quickly upload or download files in all directions: from FTP Server to Local, Local to Server or Server to Server.

  10. SFTP Drive icon

    SFTP Drive

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    An easy-to-use utility that mounts remote file systems as Windows drives via SFTP. Once connected, you can browse and work with files as if they were stored on your local machine.

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