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    WinFsp is described as ', 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' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to WinFsp for Windows, Mac, Linux and Xfce. The best alternative is RaiDrive, which is free. Other great apps like WinFsp are sshfs (Free, Open Source), ExpanDrive (Paid), WebDrive (Paid) and macFUSE (Free).

    This page was last updated Dec 15, 2019
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    WinFsp, Windows File System Proxy, is a set of software components for Windows computers that allows the creation of user...
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    1. Mount NAS, Router, Google Drive, OneDrive and Dropbox to a network drive on File Explorer. No need for synchronization and no need for web browsers!.
    2. 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.
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      They're not alternatives, they are different kinds of components that can complement each other. SSHFS provides a user-space filesystem. WinFsp is a way of using user-space filesystems in Windows. Using rclone's mount command, you can use them together.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago


    3. ExpanDrive is a Network file system client for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows that facilitates mapping of local volume to any SFTP server the user can access.
    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.
    5. FUSE for macOS allows you to extend macOS via third-party file systems.

    6. 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.

      • 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      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.
    7. Remote storage tool that lets you access your cloud files as if they're on a local disk.
    8. SSHFS-Win is a minimal port of SSHFS to Windows. Under the hood it uses Cygwin for the POSIX environment and WinFsp for the FUSE functionality.
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