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Latest: v2023.4.1 released April 10th, 2023

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For help installing or uninstalling ExpanDrive, please visit our documentation. Usage is subject to our License agreement.

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Frequently asked questions

Do you have a student discount?

We were all students too once (some of us longer than others), and we understand that students often don’t have much disposable income (even for awesome software). If you’re a full time student purchasing ExpanDrive would be a significant financial hardship, then contact us from your school e-mail account and we’ll work something out. Volume discounts are also available for academic institutions and we’re happy to help customize a deployment.

What are the minimum system requirements?

ExpanDrive runs on Microsoft Windows 7 and newer (including 64-bit and Windows server installations) as well as macOS 10.10 or newer.

Where can I find older versions of ExpanDrive?

All old versions of ExpanDrive are archived for download here, along with release notes:

Why can’t ExpanDrive always report available free space?

Most SFTP servers do not give us any way to determine how much free space the user has available. On these servers ExpanDrive uses a dummy value. ExpanDrive does correctly report free space when connected to servers that support the statvfs@openssh.com command, such as OpenSSH 5.1 and newer.

Can ExpanDrive ‘sudo’ to edit files?

Privilege escalation is a feature we have looked at in the past, but there is unfortunately no way to implement it safely and transparently across the variety of different SFTP platforms available in the world. Because SFTP (and FTP too, for that matter) lacks any built-in command to change the UID assigned at connection time, the only way you could even approach this problem would be to invoke shell commands. We’ve experimented with doing this, and concluded that it’s just too error-prone, fragile, and potentially dangerous to justify the complication. You can, of course, connect to the server through ExpanDrive as the root user, and gain administrative access that way.

Can I use ExpanDrive and OS X Time Machine together?

We love this idea, and we’ve spent a fair bit of time trying to make it happen. Unfortunately there are some filesystem characteristics that time machine relies on [hard links, notably] that we can’t safely emulate with ExpanDrive. It’s also fairly slow on high latency connections.

How does ExpanDrive handle .DS_Store files on Mac?

ExpanDrive does not create new .DS_Store files on the remote server. When the system requests creation of a new .DS_Store file, we make a memory-only object within ExpanDrive to represent it. When the drive is disconnected, these files and their contents are dropped. However, if an existing .DS_Store file is found on the remote server, reads and writes on that file are performed normally.


ExpanDrive licenses are per-user. Resellers are welcome to purchase licenses on behalf of their customers.

If you’ve lost your license, enter the e-mail address you made the order with we’ll send your license right over. If your e-mail address has changed and you’re stuck, contact us and we’ll help out.

Rebranding ExpanDrive

Interested in rebranding or white-labeling ExpanDrive? Please contact us and we’ll be happy to discuss the options.


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