An Introduction to ExpanDrive

An Introduction to ExpanDrive

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ExpanDrive is a Network file system client for Mac OS and Windows users. It facilitates the mapping of local volume to your ExaVault FTP/SFTP server. When your FTP server is mounted with ExpanDrive any program can read, write, and manage remote files on the server as if they were stored locally.

ExpanDrive adds SFTP storage to Finder and Explorer. It hooks into Spotlight Search on Mac and Windows file search. So you can quickly search your ExaVault storage for whatever you’re looking for. Also, you can save your files, photos or videos to your ExaVault account without waiting because ExpanDrive uploads them in the background with the convenience of a mapped drive letter. So you keep working and don’t stop to wait when transfers to complete. With ExpanDrive you can add FTP/FTPS connectivity to any application on your desktop.

Downloading and Installing ExpanDrive

To download ExpanDrive follow next links:

  1. for Mac.
  2. for Windows.

System requirements for ExpanDrive are the following:

  1. macOS: OS X 10.9 or newer.
  2. Windows: Windows 7 through Windows 10, 32-bit and 64-bit.

Installing on Mac

After you download the installer next click on the zip file to decompress ExpanDrive and then double click the ExpanDrive app to run it.

Installing on Windows

After you download the installer click on and run the ExpanDriveInstaller.exe. Read and accept the terms of the license agreement, tap Install and then Finish button to install on your machine.

Connecting ExaVault server with ExpanDrive

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Connecting ExaVault server with ExpanDrive

After you install ExpanDrive you can set it up with the ExaVault server. Follow these steps:

1. Open the ExpanDrive window and click on the New Drive button and select the SFTP or FTP drive type.

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Connecting ExaVault server with ExpanDrive

2. Customize the settings. Specify your ExaVault server’s address, username, and password, like:

* Host:

* Username: fast-banana

* Password: don't tell it anyone

3. Click the “Connect” button to establish a connection with the ExaVault account.

ftp-clients/expandrive/00-introduction.txt · Last modified 2019/10/24 22:47 (external edit)