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I do not like SFTP client applications, like Cyberduck. I want to access the SSH folder as a local disk driver, where you can read/write/copy/paste files.

I tried fuse4x+sshfs. It works but has a bug: the mounted driver disappears when Mac OS X wakes up, and I can not mount it again except by resetting Mac OS.

Is there a better choice?

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I don't have any problem with sshfs and fuse4x, even after wakeup. What versions are you using? I use sshfs 2.4_0 and fuse4x 0.9.0_1 through macport. – user23053 May 21 '12 at 5:27
Bug might be fixed by now. – sandover Oct 10 '13 at 18:53
up vote 6 down vote accepted

Transmit - The ultimate Mac OS X FTP + SFTP + S3 app can do this.

Another choice would be ExpanDrive - SFTP/FTP/S3 Drive but I think Transmit is the better option (I own both and am affiliated with neither).

There are demos of both programs available, so you can try both.

Note that Transmit is sold both through the Mac App Store and directly the developer (Panic). You would be better off buying it from Panic directly because of the impending sandboxing rules for the Mac App Store.

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hmmm.. sounds cool! – estephan500 May 21 '12 at 8:23
I voted and bought Transmit but I am not pleased about the performance at all. I work with local linux servers and it seems to be too slow, also seems to do a lot of caching and it does not detect file being changed on the server even after many minutes. I will be more than interested in finding a solution for this problem. – sorin May 14 '14 at 13:00

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