So I Found a Windows SSHFS

It’s from Japan, and is called Dokan SSHFS. It works well.

Some limitations – it will mount the remote filesystem as a drive, so you need to assign a drive letter to each remote filesystem you want to mount. It saves connection info, but not your password or key passphrase. When you type those, it will display them in cleartext, so be aware.

This beats the WinSCP periodic update model for my use cases – however, it does mean that saving files can be slow, depending on your network bandwidth and latency.

For Unix/Linux, you can use the original SSHFS, as I described in another blog post.


  1. So I used sshfs to Mount a Remote Filesystem Said,

    March 20, 2009 @ 12:14 am

    [...] This is the one Linux way to edit files remotely as if they were local. For a Windows approach, see my post on WinSCP. There’s also a Windows sshfs called Dokan SSHFS. [...]

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  3. Luke Said,

    December 8, 2009 @ 1:03 pm

    I’ve used ExpanDrive from Windows and Mac OS X with great results:

    It’s a commercial product, but they’ve been very responsive when I’ve reported bugs — so I feel like it was worth the money.

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