How do I setup a Windows mapped drive using SSH/SFTP

This knowledgebase article outlines how to setup a mapped drive on your Windows based computer using free software from This is an ideal solution for situations where you commonly need to upload files to the same location on the server for your website. Create Hosting provides an SFTP (Secure FTP) connection as standard, so it makes setting up this connection as easy as pie.

With SFTP Net Drive (from, you can work with the remote file system as if it were a local disk drive, given that the remote system supports SFTP protocol. SFTP protocol provides an encrypted channel for file upload and download and also for remote file and directory operations (such as create and delete directories, move and rename files etc).

SFTP Net Drive is a freeware application which you can use free of charge for any purposes on Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2008 R2 Server, 2008 Server and 2003 Server.

1. Download the application from
2. Install the application, selecting all defaults
3. Run the application to setup the Server Connection
4. Enter your SFTP access details (ensure that you enter the details, including the port number as provided in the Account Settings email for your hosting account)

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