CrushFTPDrive is an enterprise only feature.  If your license on the server is not an Enterprise license, CrushFTPDrive will not function.  It requires Win7 and above, or OS X. (Linux and Unix could utilize it in command line daemon mode.)

[CrushFTPDrive Comparison|CrushSync Comparison] with some other similar products.

[CrushFTPDriveProxy] mode allows you to setup a SMB proxy to your CrushFTP server.

It lets you connect to the CrushFTP server as a normal server drive on your machine.  So on OS X this will be a network drive on your desktop, and for Windows this will be a M: drive, or other letter of your choosing.  From there on, it acts like a network volume.  You can copy files to and from it, edit and work on files directly on it, etc.  Its not using WebDAV, and its built in caching system makes many common network operations very fast as it doesn't need to keep asking the server for information again and again.

Behind the scenes, it looks like a SMB/CIFS server item to the OS, but its actually talking to the CrushFTP server entirely over HTTP(s).  The client is deployed through a single click download link on the WebInterface, and it can be branded for its logo, and application name.  Its localizable too with all strings being editable.  Windows users need to install the included 'helper' service to work around OS limitations, but its a one time operation.  The client is self updating every time its launched.  You can reach Gigabit speeds through it on a LAN.

Identical features on OS X or Windows.

On OS X you need to have OS X Fuse installed first for the CrushFTPDrive to work:

Add the button in the user manager to allow downloading of the CrushFTPDrive program.\\
Then the user can fill in the connection information to connect the drive.  Screenshots for OSX and Win7.\\

After its connected you have the drive on your desktop for OS X, or as a drive letter in Windows.\\
The menu bar in OS X has the icon for CrushFTPDrive to control it.  Windows has the same in the systray.\\
In all Windows versions, you must install the helper driver.  This is so CrushFTPDrive can obtain the localhost port it needs for SMB.  This is a one time action, and CrushFTPDrive helps you through that process.  The windows driver then processes connections for localhost SMB and gives them to CrushFTPDrive.\\

!Install as a Service on Windows for access via UNC always.

Download the zip of the files needed for a windows service [attachments|].  This requires version 2.5.35 or higher which comes with CrushFTP v9.0.0_31 and above.\\
Open a DOS prompt running as an Administrator, and do this command in the service folder you just unzipped:\\
CrushFTPDriveService.exe --WinRun4J:RegisterService

The parent folder to the service folder must have the CrushFTPDrive.jar file and alfreso-jlan.jar file in it.  See screenshot.


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