ExpanDrive v7.0.17

ExpanDrive 7 has been updated to v7.0.17. This is a bug fix release that takes care of a number of small issues. Notably it fixes compatibility with some older Linux distributions that have outdated gcc libraries.

You can grab it on the auto updater or over at our ExpanDrive 7 page.

ExpanDrive 6.4.7

ExpanDrive v6.4.7 is out as a maintenance update for customers still on version 6, adding support for macOS 10.14.5 and newer. This build is only for Mac.

ExpanDrive 7 – The Best Gets Even Better.

It’s finally here! ExpanDrive 7 brings massive performance improvements and a huge array of new features and improvements to all aspects of the app. It also now runs on Linux!

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ExpanDrive 7 now includes an incredibly powerful cloud storage browser and transfer app along with the best network drive for the cloud. Take a look:

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ExpanDrive’s storage browser features advanced controls for file transfer, version management, and server side search.

Dramatically faster and more powerful

Protocols

Connect to all major cloud storage providers, or your own server. With a single app you can connect to:

  • Dropbox
  • Google Drive & Team Drives 
  • Box 
  • OneDrive
  • Sharepoint
  • Nextcloud
  • Microsoft Azure StorageNew
  • WasabiWasabi
  • Amazon S3
  • Backblaze B2
  • SFTP/FTP, WebDAV
  • Hello, Linux New

    Linux

    Major storage providers have left you behind and we’re here to help. ExpanDrive adds native cloud storage access into Linux for all major Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, Mint, CentOS, Redhat, and more.

    Improved Smart Offline Sync New

    Offline

    Choose files for offline access and work without an internet connection. Synchronization to the cloud takes place automatically when you’re back online. Other files are accessed on-demand from the cloud, taking no disk space.

    Integrated Search New

    Dropbox

    ExpanDrive hooks into Spotlight Search on Mac and Windows file search. Quickly search your remote storage for whatever you’re looking for. The integrated storage browser has additional support for blazing-fast server side search.

    Multi-user file locking New

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    ExpanDrive now propagates lock files in Microsoft Office documents across the cloud. If a user is editing an Office document, other users will only be able to open that document read-only until the editing user closes it.

    File Version Management New

    Versions

    Easily access older versions of files on cloud storage backends that support versioning, including Box, Dropbox, S3, Google Drive, OneDrive and Sharepoint.

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    ExpanDrive supports macOS 10.10 or newer and a wide variety of Linux distributions including Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Centos, Fedora, Redhat, and more. Learn more about how to install ExpanDrive for Linux here.

    ExpanDrive runs on Microsoft Windows 7 through Windows 10. Windows Server is also supported as well as RDP/Terminal services environments. ExpanDrive can isolate multiple users logged into the same machine so they each have their own view of cloud storage.

    Map Box as a Network Drive on Mac, Windows and Linux

    Box.com, like most big online storage providers, provides a Sync client for your desktop PC or Mac. The Box sync client has long been plagued with problems and has had a reputation of being notoriously slow and buggy. Especially on the Mac. Box Sync 4 improves things a bit, but it still has the same problems any syncing app has. The best solution is to Map or Mount Box as a Network Drive, with ExpanDrive. Connect to your Box account just like a USB Drive. Browse the account in any application, like Word, Powerpoint, Photoshop – whatever. View and managed all your files directly from within Finder on the Mac or Explorer.

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    Box as a network drive

    Problems with Sync – It needs lots of hard drive space

    To use Box Sync you first have to download all the data to your machine – which takes a long time and can take a lot of storage.  If you’re running a MacBook Air or an notebook with a 128GB SSD it’s going to pretty hard to use your company’s 500GB Box account. Forget trying to store lots of media and assets with Box sync. What you really want is to offload that data to the cloud, but still be able to get at it when you need it. That’s what a network drive like ExpanDrive is perfect for. The files are still there, but they are just stored directly on Box.

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    Sync is less Secure

    Box has a great security model – you can provide fine grained control to your users. When employees leave, you can simply revoke their permissions. However, using Box Sync that model breaks down a bit. Everybody has a copy of the data sitting on their laptop. If the machine is lost or stolen the files remain there for the taking. If an employee runs off, they can still access all the data they had before since it is just sitting in a folder on their computer.

    Connect Box as a Network Drive with ExpanDrive

    ExpanDrive makes managing your Box account as seamless as using a USB Drive. It also improves the Box security model – ExpanDrive accesses everything on demand. Here is a video to help get a better idea of what ExpanDrive does and how it works.

    Map Dropbox as a Network Drive on Mac, Windows or Linux

    Dropbox is the most popular consumer online storage platform, 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.

    Map Dropbox as a Drive

    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.

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    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.

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

    System Requirements

    ExpanDrive supports macOS 10.10 or newer and a wide variety of Linux distributions including Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Centos, Fedora, Redhat, and more. Learn more about how to install ExpanDrive for Linux here.

    ExpanDrive runs on Microsoft Windows 7 through Windows 10. Windows Server is also supported as well as RDP/Terminal services environments. ExpanDrive can isolate multiple users logged into the same machine so they each have their own view of cloud storage.

    ExpanDrive v7.0.12

    ExpanDrive 7 has been updated to v7.0.12 – It fixes a number of issues with Azure Storage, B2 connectivity and improvements to OneDrive and Sharepoint connections. Additionally it adds support for command-line interaction.

    Usage: expandrive [options]
    
    Options:
      -V, – version            output the version number
      -m, – mount [name]       Mount Drive
      -e, – eject [name]       Eject Drive
      -d, – destroy [name]     Destroy bookmark
      -a, – activate [serial]  Activate ExpanDrive License
      -c, – create [url]       Create SFTP/FTP/S3/WebDAV connection
      -h, – help               output usage information

    On Mac you want to call into the bundle to get to the command-line binary – ExpanDrive.app/Contents/MacOS/ExpanDrive. We will make an option to link a global shortcut to this soon.

    You can grab it on the auto updater or over at our ExpanDrive 7 page.

    ExpanDrive v7.0.10 beta

    ExpanDrive 7 has been updated to v7.0.10 – It fixes a number of issues with OneDrive and Sharepoint logins as well as improvements to uploading files inside the file browser on Windows. You can grab it on the auto updater or over at our ExpanDrive 7 page.

    ExpanDrive v7.0.9 beta

    ExpanDrive updated to v7.0.9 – it adds improvements to the auto-updater mechanism, fixes an issue preventing full quit on Linux in certain scenarios, improves drag and drop uploading and improves the Wasabi connector. Many other small issues also have been resolved. Thanks to everyone participating, especially the Linux testers!

    Support for Nextcloud

    ExpanDrive has always had support for Nextcloud using our WebDAV connector or our Owncloud connector. With ExpanDrive 7 there is now a full connection profile available for Nextcloud. You can easily mount Nextcloud as a fast network drive on Mac, Windows or Linux and you can also manage your files from directly within the ExpanDrive GUI.

    To get started, grab ExpanDrive v7 and create a new drive. Next select the Nextcloud connection profile.

    Once you’ve got the drive created, add your server root, your Nextcloud username and password and you’ll be good to go.

    Support for Wasabi

    ExpanDrive has always had support for Wasabi via our Amazon S3 connection type. Now, as of V7 ExpanDrive has a full connection profile available for Wasabi Cloud Storage. You can easily mount Wasabi as a fast network drive on Mac, Windows or Linux and you can also manage your files from directly within The ExpanDrive GUI.

    To get started, grab ExpanDrive v7 and create a new drive. Next select the Wasabi connection profile.

    Once you’ve got the drive created, add your Wasabi Access Key and Secret key and you’ll be good to go.

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