Jeff Mancuso, March 12, 2014
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ExpanDrive 3.0.3039 is out. It’s a minor update with mostly bug fixes but a few notable new features. The Windows client now supports multiple instances in a terminal server environment and the Google Drive protocol will show you “Shared with Me” items as a folder in your root drive.

[NEW] Shared with Me folder now visible for Google Drive
[NEW] [windows] Support for multiple users in Windows Server environments
[NEW] Dropbox for business authentication
[NEW] Support tested for Oracle Cloud storage
[FIXED] Further Openstack Keystone improvements
[FIXED] Google Drive supports folders with large numbers of files better
[FIXED] First drive is always selected in UI on startup
[FIXED] Non-ascii usernames are now better supported in Dropbox
[FIXED] [windows] ExpanDrive doesn’t show the manager when being launched at login
[FIXED] [windows] Better support for windows username with non-ascii characters
[FIXED] [windows] Window position restore now correclty detects if monitor geometry or multimon has changed. No more hidden windows.
[CHANGED][mac] By default ExpanDrive no longer shows up in the dock on Mac


Jeff Mancuso, March 11, 2014
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Strongsync has been updated to 1.0.66 with the following changes

[FEATURE] You can now select alternate SSH ports by appending it to the hostname
[FIXED] View logs didn’t pop open the Console
[FIXED] Small bug fixes and improvements to syncing
[FIXED] Fixed edge case where Strongsync would not launch


Jeff Mancuso, January 25, 2014
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ExpanDrive build 3034 is now available for download at http://www.expandrive.com/expandrive or via the auto-updater.

  • NEW Logging! Basic logging is now available from within ExpanDrive to help get a handle on what is going on under the hood.
  • NEWNon-ascii mountpoints & nicknames are now correctly supported.
  • NEW You can now cancel a drive that is in the process of connecting. Good for stopping slow/faulty connections.
  • NEW ExpanDrive makes itself visible int he tray notification area by default.
  • FIXED Remote path setting for S3 drives is now respected
  • FIXED [windows] Scanning directories using wildcards [dir *.pdf] is now working again in all cased

Jeff Mancuso, January 13, 2014
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ExpanDrive build 3031 is out now and adds improved support for international filenames and folder on Box, Dropbox and Google Drive as well as fixes a bug that would cause autoreconnect after sleep to prompt for a password on Mac.


Jeff Mancuso, December 9, 2013
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ExpanDrive build 3030 is out now adding GUI support for selecting a custom SSH key on the Mac. Keys in ~/.ssh are still automatically picked up, but this helps if you have a connection that uses a different key for some reason. This build also fixes a few issues with FTP on Windows as well as prompting for input on Windows.


Jeff Mancuso, December 5, 2013
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ExpanDrive now supports connecting directly to Google Drive and Box.com! While both of these services quite obviously come with their own sync client, ExpanDrive lets you connect to them and access all your data from within Finder, Explorer or any app without having to sync the entire contents of the account to your machine. Access everything on demand without taking up local storage.

Please send all feedback to [email protected] rather than leaving a blog comment.

Windows – Download and Release notes
Mac – Download and Release notes

  • NEWSupport for Google Drive
  • NEWSupport for Box.com
  • NEWRetina icon for the Mac
  • FIXEDA refresh Finder button has been added to the statusbar menu to force Finder to notice new files.
  • FIXEDReconnect while waking from sleep has been improved for the mat


Jeff Mancuso, June 19, 2013
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ExpanDrive 3 build 3024 is out, fixing a variety of small issues. The most notable outward change is that we now let the user select which type of FTPS encryption they want to use [login only, full, or none]. We are still hard at work on Google Drive and Box.com support – expect it in the next couple weeks!

Please send all feedback to [email protected] rather than leaving a blog comment.

Windows – Download and Release notes
Mac – Download and Release notes

  • NEWSpecify the encryption style/mode for FTPS
  • NEWConfirm before deleting drive
  • FIXED.DS_Store files were sometimes getting stored on FTP servers
  • FIXEDFixed Release/Beta channel toggle
  • FIXEDRemove random line across the Mac UI
  • FIXEDFixed dependency failure on Win2008
  • FIXEDDefault umask on SFTP is now 777 on both platforms
  • FIXEDFix blank UI issue
  • FIXEDFixed an issue where a drive could get stuck if you cancelled a password prompt
  • FIXEDFixed activating an expired trial


Jeff Mancuso, May 21, 2013
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ExpanDrive 3 build 3022 is out, changing or fixing a variety of small things noticed in the past week of wider distribution along with improving compatibility for FTP and WebDAV. Thanks to everyone who helped test and everyone who reported issues.

Please send all feedback to [email protected] rather than leaving a blog comment.

Windows – Download and Release notes
Mac – Download and Release notes

  • FIXEDFixed OSXFUSE runtime mismatch error on Mac
  • FIXEDFixed a compatibility issue where servers would not drop to a cleartext control channel.
  • FIXEDPassword saving bug on S3 for Mac is gone
  • FIXEDS3 accounts with buckets in different regions now correctly supported
  • FIXEDTrigger “Save change” on paste in UI
  • FIXEDWon’t reveal in Explorer until drive has been fully on Windows
  • FIXEDWindow maximize now correctly functioning on multi-mon Windows setups
  • FIXEDEditPlus and Dreamweaver compatibility fixed
  • FIXEDMuch improved WebDAV compatibility, thanks for the test accounts everyone.
  • FIXEDCorrectly draw window border when shadows aren’t enabled on Windows
  • FIXEDProxy detection for UI on Windows, clear up some activation errors
  • FIXEDOver-agressive email validation for trial now gone
  • CHANGEDS3/CloudFiles/Dropbox/Swift/Dream Objects all now report 16TB of free space
  • CHANGEDInform Windows that we are a case-sensitive filesystem
  • CHANGEDClear server field when changing drive type
  • NEWUpdated Strongfuse fork use to OSXFUSE 2.5.6


Jeff Mancuso, May 14, 2013
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I’m proud to announce that ExpanDrive 3 has been released. Many thanks to those who participated in the public beta and development process. ExpanDrive 3 sports a beautiful new user-interface and support for many more drive types such as Dropbox, OpenStack, Rackspace and WebDAV. Everything you already love has been improved. Download ExpanDrive 3 from our website or from the auto-updater within ExpanDrive. This update is available to all existing customers for $19.95 through the end of May and free to try out for 1 week. Those who purchased in 2013 are being upgraded automatically for free.

New Drive Types

  • Dropbox – connect as a network drive!
  • WebDAV
  • Rackspace Cloud Files
  • OpenStack Swift
  • Dreamhost DreamObjects
  • Google Drive, SkyDrive, Box and more coming soon
  • Awesome new UI

  • Fully compatible with Windows 8
  • Beautiful Metro-style UI on Windows
  • Clean and simple new user interface
  • Context menu in Finder and Explorer
  • Command-line interface
  • Major improvements

  • Huge speed increases in transfers
  • Improved responsiveness & browsing
  • Alternate S3 endpoints
  • S3 multi-part uploads
  • Large object support on S3
  • Along with everything you see here, development continues on support for other providers such as Google Drive, Box.com and Microsoft SkyDrive. We post regular updates on our Facebook page and this blog if you’re interested in staying up to date.