How to Connect to an FTP Server through Macfusion – Twothirds.Us

How to Connect to an FTP Server through Macfusion – Twothirds.Us

Dealing with FTP can be painful. Whether it’s for data backup or accessing website files, it’s often unavoidable. Fortunately, Mac users now have an easy method of accessing FTP servers from within Finder. Windows users should also be able to access it through Explorer.

1. Download and Run MacFUSE

Firstly, download MacFUSE to add it to your Preferences Pane on macOS. This will enable you to read and write NTFS files and folders from OS X, making it a valuable tool for Boot Camp users. (If you prefer not to reboot to access Windows, Virtualbox is a good alternative.)

2. Download, Install, and set up Macfusion

To use MacFUSE FTP, download and install Macfusion. Click the + icon on the bottom right and select FTPFS. Enter your information into the fields, leaving the Path field blank.

How to Connect to an FTP Server through Macfusion – Twothirds.Us

This dialog box will appear. Click Allow to proceed.

How to Connect to an FTP Server through Macfusion – Twothirds.Us

To access your drive, Mount it through Macfusion. It’s treated like a Network drive and will be accessible through Finder.

How to Connect to an FTP Server through Macfusion – Twothirds.Us

Try it out! Right-click and select Reveal.

The Finder window will pop up. Simply double-click to explore the drive as you would with Finder. It’s a different way to navigate your FTP server: I find it more natural than using Filezilla, which seems less sophisticated by comparison.

How to Connect to an FTP Server through Macfusion – Twothirds.Us

MacFUSE is now capable of accessing FTP servers directly from Finder in addition to NTFS files. If you’re tired of the Filezilla interface or need more consistent access to your FTP files, give MacFUSE and Macfusion a try. Enjoy!

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