ExpanDrive v5.5

ExpanDrive v5.5 is out via the auto-updater and on our main download page. It supports macOS 10.7 and newer and Windows 7 through Windows 10. Notably, this release introduces a new connection engine which should be much faster in most circumstances.

NEW All new transfer/connection engine which bring much greater speed and reliability.
NEW Improved connection monitoring and error handlin
FIXED Fixed rare disconnection issus
FIXED Fixed occasional connectivity issues with Google Drive

ExpanDrive v5.4.6

ExpanDrive v5.4.6 is out via the auto-updater and on our main download page. It supports macOS 10.7 and newer and Windows 7 through Windows 10. This another release has a variety of important bug fixes, noted below.

FIXED Fixed issue with file deletion on OneDrive/Sharepoint
FIXED Fixed issue with Sharepoint accounts that have no reportable quota
FIXED Small UI improvements to help keep Auth Window topmost
NEW Further improvements to throughput

ExpanDrive v5.4.5

ExpanDrive v5.4.5 is out via the auto-updater and on our main download page. It supports macOS 10.7 and newer and Windows 7 through Windows 10. This another release has a variety of important bug fixes, noted below.

FIXED Sharepoint connector fixes including authentication and deletion
FIXED Amazon Cloud Drive authentication on Mac has been updated due to a change in Amazon’s OAuth flow
FIXED Fixed an issue with refreshing folders with non-ascii characters on Mac that could cause Finder to return the view to the root
NEW Much improved throughput for Dropbox transfers as well as correct Folder modification times and support for larger listings in folders

Updated ExpanDrive Store

We have updated our ExpanDrive store to include the option to purchase lifetime upgrades for any license or license pack. The price is 50% of the license cost, so if you wanted to add lifetime upgrades onto the 5-pack the price is $99.95. You will be able to see the total calculated before you check out.

We have also added and improved our payment options. After a brief hiatus, we again support payment via Amazon Payments.

This lets you check out using your existing Amazon account in addition to our PayPal and Credit Card options.

ExpanDrive v5.4.4

ExpanDrive v5.4.4 is out via the auto-updater and on our main download page. It supports macOS 10.7 and newer and Windows 7 through Windows 10. This release has a variety of important bug fixes, noted below.

FIXED Improvements with non-ascii characters while using Dropbox as well as general unicode improvements while running on macOS
FIXED -43 error on macOS now fixed, sometimes caused by permissions bits getting written that couldn’t be persisted.
FIXED Exit code -4 on macOS fixed, due to a code signature problem on Yosemite
FIXED OneDrive for business will now correctly display the contents of directories that have more than 200 entries.
FIXED Dropbox will now correctly show folder modification dates and also correclty list contents of directories with more than 2000 entries
FIXED Fixed an occasional save issue with Adobe Acrobat on Windows
FIXED Improved multi-threaded upload on both macOS and Windows
NEW Renaming empty folders on S3/Swift is now supported
NEW Integrated crash reporter on macOS has been added has b
NEW Multi-user support for Windows Terminal Server/Citrix environments

ExpanDrive v5.4.1

ExpanDrive v5.4.1 is out on the auto-updater fixing an authentication issue for Google Drive and Google Cloud Storage. Google updated some of their authentication flow and this update fixes our compatibility for that.

ExpanDrive v5.4 for macOS Sierra

ExpanDrive v5.4 is now available for download and via our auto-updater. It has a variety of caching improvements and bug fixes but most notably support for macOS Sierra.

ExpanDrive v5.3 is out

ExpanDrive v5.3 is out on the auto-updater and the main download page.

NEW Preliminary support for Sharepoint Online [Office 365 Sites]
NEW Rewritten WebDAV connector
NEW All-new metadata caching layer, bringing faster access and asynchrnous updates of regularly used data
NEW Moved to OneDrive v2 API
NEW Improvements to SFTP layer for speed and large file transfers

For the curious yes, we skipped v5.2 – It was an internal release in testing for an extended period of time that we decided not to publish.

Map or Mount Dropbox as a Network Drive on Mac and Windows

Dropbox is one of biggest players in online storage, now with over half a billion users in the system. Their primary client is the Dropbox desktop sync client, which mirrors a folder named Dropbox out to the cloud. It works great. However, as the amount of data you deal with in Dropbox or the number of users all accessing the same storage in Dropbox for Business starts to increase, sync gets pretty messy. Things like figuring out how to deal with different users that only have permission to a subset of the data or dealing with a 5TB dropbox account with users that only have a few hundred GB of storage on their Windows 7 laptops start to become real problems.

ExpanDrive solves this by letting you actually mount Dropbox as a virtual drive on Mac and Windows. This lets you access your content natively, from Finder or Explorer, without having to sync the data. It’s all on demand, like a regular native filesystem. To get started, you want to download ExpanDrive.

Download ExpanDrive for free

Once you’ve downloaded and installed ExpanDrive, you’ll want to select the option to create a new Dropbox Drive.

ExpanDrive will now ask you to authorize a connection between ExpanDrive and Dropbox. This is a secure direct connection between your computer and Dropbox, ExpanDrive has no server that sits in between you.


Once you’ve established the connection, you’ll have a virtual drive accessible from every application on your machine including Finder and Explorer.

Download ExpanDrive for free

Mount Google Drive on Mac or Windows

Google Drive is Google’s Dropbox-like offering that comes with 15GB of free online storage. The extended storage plans are absurdly cheap – basically the same pricing structure as Amazon Glacier but with an awesome web-based interface, no 4-hour penalty to “restore” your data, and lots of cool apps and infrastructure that integrate with Drive.

Download ExpanDrive for free – supports Mac & Windows

But there is a problem with Google Drive, and it isn’t the online service: it’s the client. What good is a 10TB account if your only supportedĀ mechanism move data is via sync. Jason Snell recently wrote a piece at Six Colors called the Dropbox Terabyte Conundrum about this same problem with Dropbox’s new 1TB plan. Using Sync to move your data means you need to pick a folder that mirrors your Drive account and then keep a copy of all that data on your machine. So unless your laptop have a 10TB Drobo or Synology NAS attached to it, then you can’t really DO much with a 10TB Google Drive account. Unless you have ExpanDrive.


ExpanDrive lets you actually mount your Google Drive account as a virtual drive, just like a USB Drive, on Mac or Windows. You can browse and access your Drive account without needing to first sync your files, which takes up time and space on your laptop. Just access what you need, when you need it, from within any app like Finder, Windows Explorer, Microsoft Word, Photoshop, or whatever you use. Everything is safely in the cloud but not taking up space on your computer. Isn’t that the point of cloud storage anyways?

Download ExpanDrive for free – supports Mac & Windows

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