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FUSE for macOS (was OSXFUSE) allows you to extend OS X's native file-handling capabilities via third-party file systems. It is a successor to MacFUSE, which is no longer being maintained.

As a user, installing the FUSE for macOS software package will let you use any third-party file system written atop FUSE for macOS or MacFUSE, if you choose to install the MacFUSE compatibility layer. As a developer, you can use the FUSE for macOS SDK to write numerous types of file systems as regular user-space programs. The content of these file systems can come from anywhere: from the local disk, from across the network, from

What's New

Version 3.5.3:
  • Fix volume icon support on macOS 10.12 - Fixes an incompatibility on macOS 10.12, resulting in the volume icon not being displayed in Finder, when using mount-time options volicon, local, and extended_security at the same time
  • Shorten preference pane name from "FUSE for macOS" to "FUSE"
  • Fix error when building the kernel extension loader with legacy SDKs - Starting


  • OS X 10.5 or later

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Current Version (3.x)


Downloads 165,172
Version Downloads 798
License Free
Date 20 Oct 2016
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32 / PPC 64
Price Free
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