ExpanDrive

Version: 4.1.10 || Release Date: 2014-11-19 || License: Commercial with demo ($39.95) Developer: http://www.expandrive.com | App Owner: hemancuso

Access remote files over SSH/SFTP in Finder.

ExpanDrive acts just like a USB drive plugged into your Mac. Open, edit, and save files to remote computers from within your favorite programs—even when they are on a server half a world away. ExpanDrive enhances every single application on your computer by transparently connecting it to remote data.

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After using Expandrive for two years, I've uninstalled it, as well as MacFuse (which it requires to run).

Expandrive was causing issues on my system since Snow Leopard, and although this isn't clearly explained anywhere, my view is that MacFuse currently is not thread safe, which is a requirement in 64bit Snow Leopard. While 2.1.7 may compile and run, you will eventually run into issues if you have a lot of file I/O going on. Right now the main developer of MacFuse is on to other projects, and there has not been much movement on 64bit support.

Considering how many commercial products (not just Expandrive) depend on MacFuse, I guess a lot of people are hoping it will come back on board at some point. I can do without Expandrive easily, really, using a combination of Transmit, Coda and S3Hub.

Hmm. The opensource and free app Macfusion seems to do the same. Cannot see speed or handling differences. Why has this such a high price?

You can do this for free with open source tools...$40 for this is a joke.

I've been running this for the past week in ftp mode to my site on Siteground.com and have not experienced any problems. I can open, create, modify, save and modify permissions from the finder (pathfinder). Outstanding product that I will purchase. Thanks for this wonderful application.

I dont even launch my ftp program anymore (Yummyftp).

This is more stable, faster and prettier than MacFusion, and the developers are friendly guys that answer emails. Yay! :)

@bitnix

ExpanDrive uses ssh sftp to connect to the server. After quick glance over at dreamhost it looks like they do support this but you need to setup sftp.

(http://wiki.dreamhost.com/SFTP)

Im not sure about your other errors, but the magnetk guys are quit helpful about bugs. You can report them here:

(http://getsatisfaction.com/magnetk/products/magnetk_expandrive)

Sadly enough, I've had this app for a while now, and it never got around to automatically mount both of my two webservers hosted at Dreamhost. I'm not sure if this is due to something at Dreamhost, or if it's ExpanDrive's fault, but the problem remains.

Often times, it indicates that my servers are online, but when I choose to reveal a server in Finder (from the Drive Manager), I get a Finder window with the server's name followed by .1, not being my real, online, server.

Logging out and in doesn't help. My server credentials are properly entered and it does in fact work, if I quit the program and reopen it again; then I'll be able to mount my online servers. So, probably it has something to do with automatic mounting when using ExpanDrive as a login item, but irregardless, one would expect this to work as it should (something I'm still wishing it did).

Does it not mount normal FTP servers?

No, it's SSH and SFTP only.

Sells for $9 on ExpanDrive's Facebook <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/ExpanDrive/11387674398"><b>fan group</b></a> once it reaches 100 fans. I don't know for how long that drive will last, but it sure is a nice deal!

joh, the -36 error is our top priority right now. It seems to be related to poor network connections. This error seems to be related to poor network connections. There's only so much we can do when data doesn't make it between the client and the server. That said, the -36 error is a real usability problem for some people, and we're doing everything we can to improve the behavior.

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