MacFusion
MacFusion
2.0.4

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MacFusion2.0.4

02 June 2015

Mount SSH/SFTP or FTP accounts as if they were local files.

Overview

MacFusion is an open source Mac application that allows you to work with files on servers across the internet, as if they were sitting on your computer. Macfusion presents a Volume in Finder, letting you use your favorite Mac applications to work with them. Macfusion works with SSH/SFTP and FTP servers.

More generally, Macfusion is a front-end to MacFUSE software. Macfusion provides a plugin API to enable the creation of plugins for other FUSE filesystems.

What's new in MacFusion

Version 2.0.4:

Changes:

  • Update to fix SnowLeopard compatibility.

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49 Reviews of MacFusion

Dorkypants
30 March 2010
Version: 2.0.3

Most helpful

Was working for me in Snow Leopard 10.6.2 . Just updated to 10.6.3 and all mount points have disappeared from the configuration window and the menubar item does not appear in the menubar.
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Avenant-Software
17 December 2016
Version: 2.0.4
Here is a precompiled newer version of Macfusion which works on Sierra: https://github.com/ElDeveloper/macfusion2/releases/tag/2.1.1-dev.3
took me a while to find...
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Iaian7
11 January 2015
Version: 2.0.4
Can't seem to get it working in OS X Yosemite 10.10 - it crashes just trying to set up a server or remove a server, and never mounted anything.
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Dorkypants
18 December 2014
Version: 2.0.4
Quick Look appears to crash the menuling (Mavericks aka 10.9, but I think it was also happening in Snow Leopard aka 10.6)
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Dorkypants
08 March 2012
Version: 2.0.4
Macupdate admins, MacFusion 2.0.4 was released 12/3/10. Please update this page.
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4.5
MikeKuk
17 February 2012
Version: 2.0.4
I use it with Fuse4X and everything works perfectly fine. Thanks a lot for this product.
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2
Alouit-Alex
14 February 2012
Version: 2.0.4
Still Finder error 36, with all MacFuse version, or OSXFuse.
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3
Grandlepton
20 August 2011
Version: 2.0.4
OSX Fuse 2.3.2 + MacFusion 2.0.4 fails to read/write files via sshfs. It could mount the volume, but many operations did not work because of "no privilege to read", while I could move/delete remote files.
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3.5
Javin
25 July 2011
Version: 2.0.4
If you upgrade your MacFuse to this *BETA* release: http://www.tuxera.com/mac/macfuse-core-10.5-2.1.9.dmg And sshfs is at this version: http://osxbook.com/download/sshfs/sshfs-static-leopard.gz Then it should work fine in Lion, but it is BETA software, so you install it at your own risk, but so far so good for me.
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Charly20
10 July 2011
Version: 2.0.4
Does it work with OSX 10.7 Lion??
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Charly20
04 July 2011
Version: 2.0.4
It does not work with OS X Lion. We need a new version!!!
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dsp352
23 April 2011
Version: 2.0.4
crashing on my machine 10.5.8; no way to notify developer
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Studio9400
08 July 2010
Version: 2.0.4
We are using it on Snow Leopard 10.6.4 It was installed with the latest version of Paralles. I would assume that means we have the latest version of MacFusion??? Here is a sample of the Error message we are getting when we try to copy something to the drive or save something to it. "The Finder can't complete the operation because some data in “c12_t2_p000.jpg” can't be read or written. (Error code -36)" Any ideas on what is happening here?
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Schneiderc
16 June 2010
Version: 2.0.4
I am trying to mount an externat drive mounted to a dedicated IP. The drive a WesternDigital ShareSpace. Trying to mount as a shared drive using FTP. I am able to mount the drive successfully and can see all my folders. The MAJOR PROBLEM is that everything is "read only", cannot save any files to the drive. We are able to save files to the drive via an FTP utility, as well as mount the drive via a Windows computer. We are also able to mount the drive and read/write to the drive if we are connected to the local network. Got excited when we tested it locally and worked, but failed remotely. Anyone have a solution? Really thought MacFusion would be the answer. Mac OS: 10.5.8
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michaelgorbach
10 June 2010
Version: 2.0.4
What problems are you seeing?
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Manu-7312
08 June 2010
Version: 2.0.4
It does not work for me. I get the following error message: "Could not mount filesystem: Remote host has disconnected." Is anybody else having the same problem?
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Dualist
13 May 2010
Version: 2.0.3
Will mount a server in 10.6.3, but with serious permissions problems which can prevent both downloads and uploads. Un-mounting, mounting doesn't solve the issue. Great idea but still fraught with problems.
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Dorkypants
03 April 2010
Version: 2.0.3
It's labeled version 2.0.4 and works for me on 10.6.3 Snow Leopard.
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Dorkypants
30 March 2010
Version: 2.0.3
Was working for me in Snow Leopard 10.6.2 . Just updated to 10.6.3 and all mount points have disappeared from the configuration window and the menubar item does not appear in the menubar.
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Shock-J
14 January 2010
Version: 2.0.3
Is this app available anymore? The macfusionapp.org web site seems to be not only down, but non-existent anymore. DNS Lookup doesn't even report an IP address for the domain anymore. Any site hosting the latest version of this?
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Dorkypants
03 January 2010
Version: 2.0.3
The hint works, but Finder window sidebars don't show mounted volumes even though in Finder Preferences I have the boxes checked to show Hard disks, External disks and Connected servers.
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Lugal
27 October 2009
Version: 2.0.3
You can follow this hint to repair Macfusion under Snow Leopard: http://rackerhacker.com/2009/08/28/fix-macfusion-on-snow-leopard/
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Shock-J
31 August 2009
Version: 2.0.3
Appears to no longer function under Snow Leopard. Not sure if it's a MacFusion or MacFuse issue (or both). Hopefully theses issues get resolved quickly as they both are indispensable tools.
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Michael-Kwasnicki
16 December 2008
Version: 2.0.3
It would be nice if the Finder Icon was not redrawn 60 times per second or so, making operations on the desktop less responsible. (Try Quartz Debug and watch yourself) Also a feature request is to be not forced to set a manual mount point. Instead it would be nice if it mouts the same way as all the other mounts. Just in /Volumes/ with an automatically generated folder with the name of the server or so. The rest is working well and as promised.
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World28
23 July 2008
Version: 2.0.2
This version is a disaster. All favorites have disappeared, and connections are all impossible with SSHFS (no mount, unrecognized password) ! By the way, I wrote Applescripts for SSHFS, that work fine, which confirm that this version of macfusion is TOTALLY buggy. A shame, even for an opensource program.
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Nick-v
22 July 2008
Version: 2.0.1
Version 2.0.1 still seems very buggy. I get crashes when I go to the MacFusion tab for a favorite or try to mount via SSH using a password on the keychain. My advice is to stick with an older build (the last one I have is 1.3 Beta 3) for now.
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Mark-Everitt
22 July 2008
Version: 2.0
I can't seem to add favourites in version 2.0. I can connect to server, but the Favourites menu item is greyed out as are all the menu items in the configuration box. Otherwise it's fantastic as always!
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miles-3
08 May 2008
Version: 1.2b3
Amazing. Just what I was looking for. Very straight-forward and works beautifully with macFUSE 10.5-1.5.1. No restart required (the installer for macFUSE warns about this). You can even quit the app and have the mounted disk(s) remains.
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Tatonka
17 December 2007
Version: 1.2b3
Great app! But i couldn't manage to show the mounted servers in the finder sidebar. They only show up on the desktop, although the finder shows servers which are mounted local via afp.
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5
Mcjules
07 December 2007
Version: 1.2b3
Great app,very easy to use, good integration with the system, looks like you're browsing files locally :-)
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5
No-Legged-Snake
04 December 2007
Version: 1.2b3
This program is great! I mean, you can do this using osx anyway, but this program just makes it really easy. Its really slow to read and write to your ftp mount but thats got nothing to do with the program and everything to do with the speed of your internet connection. I'd definitely recommend this one to web developers.
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Arvidtp
27 August 2007
Version: 1.2b3
I want to like this app, but so far all it does when I try to connect to an FTP server is beachball ALL my apps for upwards of 5 minutes (I can't do anything at all with the mac, in any app!) then says unmounted next to the FTP account in the MacFUSE list when it is finally done with this. OS X 10.4.10, Powerbook G4 1.25GHz
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G3p0
17 July 2007
Version: 1.2b3
I love this app. My only wish is that it could mount smb volumes as well.
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philonous
17 July 2007
Version: 1.2b3
Oh, my God!!! It's the app I have been dying to have. The FTP volumes that I mounted via Tiger never worked. I could download, but not upload. This one so far works with both my servers, ftp and sftp. Frankly, I am not even sure which Macfuse I'm using, the Google one or the one I installed via fink. I assume they are the same. Either way, the initial test of this software has worked magnificently. You, sir, may have obviated the need for an (s)ftp client altogether. :)
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Mark-Everitt
16 July 2007
Version: 1.2b3
Does what it says on the tin. It makes life so much easier! Thanks to the developers of both this and MacFUSE for two of the most useful and timesaving pieces of software I've downloaded this year.
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michaelgorbach
16 July 2007
Version: 1.2b2
For those of you having problems with authentication and write access, I apologize. There is a simple workaround for now, and I will be fixing this by default in an upcoming version. For now, using MacFusion 1.2 Beta 3, please add "-odefer_auth" (minus the quotes) to the advanced options field in your ssh or ftp account. This has been known to fix many such issues. Thank you, Michael Gorbach MacFusion Lead Developer
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Shock-J
29 June 2007
Version: 1.1
Going to have to stop using MacFusion until they update it properly. Regardless of which user I use to connect to a server with (including root), I no longer have write access if I connect via MacFusion. I'm backing using sshfs for Darwin until MacFusion gets the bugs out. Too bad, MacFusion is super easy to use versus sshfs, which has no UI. Same problem with 1.2beta2 as well.
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Shock-J
07 June 2007
Version: 1.1
Creating a symbolic link to the new location of the MacFuse extension where MacFusion expects it to be seems to be a temp workaround. MacFusion will give you a warning that it has not been verified with the version of MacFuse (0.4.0) that you are running and it could cause problems. To make symlink (in Terminal): "sudo ln -s /System/Library/Filesystems/fusefs.fs/Support/fusefs.kext /Library/Extensions/fusefs.kext" Of course , you have to be an admin to do this.
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Shock-J
07 June 2007
Version: 1.1
Yes, I have encountered the same problem after upgrading to new version of MacFuse. I read the Changelog and the latest version of MacFuse has repackaged and moved the installed components to new locations. This is probably why MacFusion now longer works. It's looking for MacFuse in the wrong place now. Probably an easy fix for the developer(s). Hope they get to this quickly as I love this little app. :-)
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Maclover1-1
07 June 2007
Version: 1.1
It seemed to work so so... stopping the connection midway during an upload.. guess this was due to MacFUSE.. I now installed 0.4 from Google and MacFusion tells me MacFUSE is not installed.. oh well I'll keep using Fire Ftp right within Firefox which kicks booty (I don't know much about all these protocols, I just need basic ftp abilities really :-)
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Naoh
06 June 2007
Version: 1.1
It works wonderfully for me. I've managed to connect to a range of FTP servers. (Not tried SSH yet.) One thing that I would like added, is a way to allow FUSE to take control of NTFS volumes. I have seen instructions on how to do this manually, but it really is too much hassle. It would be great if there were a menu option to choose an NTFS volume that were mounted through the Mac OS X driver. Doing this would unmount the volume in question and re-mount it through FUSE. The only two variables involved appear to be the volume name and the volume identifier. They should be easy enough to obtain from the OS. Apart from that one wish, it's showing huge promise. Keep up the good work!
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Akrobat
25 May 2007
Version: 1.1
Don't know what the problem is but it simply don't work. Using the same settings as CaptainFTP and Transmit but all I get is 'Failed to Mount'. Shame about the lack of a help file.
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anonymous-chicken-4879
23 May 2007
Version: 1.1
Ah, a great program - this is so useful. Always wondered why OS X can't normally write to FTP volumes. One request though: can you make it so that you can drag it around the way you can with other menu extras? (or why not make it an actual menu extra instead of an app?)
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Abton
15 May 2007
Version: 1.1b2
Had the same problem with MacFusion not storing port numbers. It appears that if you add a server that is not currently available (due to network problems, for example) the port number always defaults to 22 rather than the one you specify. If the server is available then it works fine. A small bug but annoying. Apart from this, nice software.
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Mac0852
23 April 2007
Version: 1.0
I didn't want to mar my previous review. -- Seems as though the app doesn't support/ retain custiom ssh ports options. Each time I set a custom port, MacFusion persists in only connecting to the standard (22). This is the only minus in an otherwise great app.
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Mac0852
23 April 2007
Version: 1.0
Excellent App. I currently use MacFUSE, and have most of my remote mounts already setup as bash aliases, but this is a nice touch. I especially like the simplicity of the "no-dock" icon approach and the unobtrusive menu-bar item. Well done.
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Mark-Everitt
23 April 2007
Version: 1.0
Got that problem sorted, and it turns out it was just me being stupid. Excellent app! Just what I've been looking for.
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Mark-Everitt
22 April 2007
Version: 1.0
I've got the newest MacFUSE installed. The icon sits in the menu bar, but the submenus are greyed out. None of the non-greyed options work, including quit (so I have to force it). Any idea what's wrong? This'll be perfect when I get it working!
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Md07
22 April 2007
Version: 1.0
Absolutely perfect solution for these types of connections. I actually signed up for a MacUpdate account just so I could say how great this product is. I tried all sorts of other software packages and this is the only one that was able to deliver. Thank you so much.
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truthhurts
22 April 2007
Version: 1.0
Now this looks like exactly what I've been waiting for to use MacFUSE. I'll be watching this closely. Oh, and you may want to redo that screenshot - your domain names are still quite readable through the blur.
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.5.0 or later

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