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I know that Webdrive offers a utility to map a drive letter to a secure FTP site.

However, their software is pricey - and if you buy a license, it expires after one year so you can't use it any more! Thats just pure nastiness on their part.

Any alternatives out there?

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Found FTP drive ( but it didn't seem to work for me. – Contango Nov 25 '10 at 0:24
Found Red Drive - however, its been discontinued, and doesn't seem to work on Windows 7. – Contango Nov 25 '10 at 0:31
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This looks promising:


With ExpanDrive, you can securely access any remote file server directly from Explorer, or even the command line. No need to open a separate SFTP client just for file transfer. ExpanDrive extends the way all applications on your PC can access data."

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Thanks - I tried it out and it works perfectly. – Contango Nov 26 '10 at 12:12

You might want to check out netdrive. It's free for non-commercial use and does work with Windows 7. Options for SSL and SFTP are buried under the advanced button at the bottom of the application, but otherwise it looks like it does what you need.

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Oh cool! I had no idea it supported SSL and SFTP. I'll check it out. – Contango Nov 26 '10 at 12:08
Yes, it works perfectly - thanks for the info. – Contango Nov 26 '10 at 12:14

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