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Is there a way of doing this automagically and reliably?

I know of the feature to add an FTP site as a Network Location which then appears in My Computer, but I see no way of assigning a drive letter to it.

It would be a necessity for whatever free software or hack to cache the username and password so it does not have to keep being entered.

My operating system is Windows 7 Ultimate, 32 bit, but any suggestions for earlier versions of Windows back to XP would be appreciated too

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Assuming it doesn't matter a lot if SFTP or FTP is used, and though I don't know if any of those mentions drive letters: see also "SFTP as a folder on Vista" at and "Mounting SSH/SFTP shares on Windows 7" at… (and as an aside: "sshfs equivalent for windows?" at – Arjan Jan 17 '10 at 16:28

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You can with NetDrive (free for home use):

  • Mounts remote storage as a local hard disk on your PC
  • Data transfer by drag and drop files in windows explorer
  • Able to run files(video, audio and any other .exe files)
  • Mounts drive automatically when Windows starts.
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netdrive is no longer free for home use. – user334875 Jan 15 at 19:14
All good things come to an end :-( – Snark Jan 15 at 19:44

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