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Is there something equivalent to WebDrive but free or open source ?

Update: I want on Windows if possible and be able to save a file on a virtual ftp drive from any software. I know already I can type "ftp://user@some.ftp.server.com" into an Explorer address as suggested below but that doesn't transform it into a true virtual drive as i cannot save file from notepad for example.

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What is it exactly what you want to do? That WebDrive has many features. –  fretje Mar 30 '10 at 18:06

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If you are running Linux then there are a number of FUSE based filesystems (like SSHfs which makes SFTP/SCP access look like just another local directory structure).

Under recent Windows versions you can access plain FTP sites (even those requiring authentication) using Windows Explorer. For instance type "ftp://user@some.ftp.server.com" into an Explorer address bar or the start|run box and (after prompting for password) you will be able to use the resulting explorer window just as any other (complete with drag-and-drop file copying and moving).

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+1 for Windows Explorer –  fretje Mar 30 '10 at 18:17
    
I can access with Explorer, but it doesn't behave like a virtual drive : I cannot save a file from notepad directly as far as I remember. –  asksuperuser Mar 30 '10 at 19:27

Net drive is Free for home use and available for windows.

With NetDrive, managing your remote FTP and WebDAV servers will be as easy as any old file folders on your PC.

Once you mount the local drive, you don't need to run an application or an FTP client interface but a simple drag-and-drop in your Windows Explorer will be sufficient to transfer and manage files.

NetDrive v1.3 or greater uses neon, an HTTP and WebDAV client library.

Neon is licensed under LGPL.

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Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. –  soandos Jul 17 '12 at 4:23