NetDrive for OS/2 is a virtual file system which allows seamless access to various resources. It allows the user to create a virtual drive letter and to mount local or remote resources (volumes) to that drive. The current version of NetDrive for OS/2 supports local, network, and FTP sources and can use external plugins for different types of resources.
- Ability to map all network resources which otherwise would be mapped to a number of different drive letters (via multiple “net use” commands) to a single drive letter, appearing as regular directories.
- Ability to mount almost any FTP server/directory as a “regular” directory. Use a preferred file manager to browse content on the FTP server, download files to local disks/directories, upload files, and even rename and edit remote files. (FTP plugin is included.)
- Ability to stream audio and/or video files directly from a remote server using a preferred player.
Version 3 Enhancements
- Support for files greater than 2 gigabytes on local and FTP resources as well as a new external plugin interface for large files.
- Redesigned Control Panel includes convenient user interface, updated online help, and user’s guide.
- Virtual volumes configuration is automatically saved and restored on system restart.
- Improved performance overall.
Fully-functional demo (free for unlimited use with the Samba plugin alone), which also serves as an upgrade from any previous 3.x version, may be downloaded here:
- ArcaOS 5, OS/2 Warp 4 FP13, OS/2 Warp Server for e-business 4.5, eComStation
- TCP/IP for remote resources
Plugins (available separately)
- Samba (SMB/CIFS) – Connect to modern NAS, Linux, and Windows shares
- DropBox – Access DropBox cloud storage
- ISO – Map CD and DVD image files to drive letters
- WebDAV – Connect to DAV shares
- Crypt – Encrypt/decrypt local and remote volumes
- NFS v3 – Connect to NFS 2 & 3 shares
- NFS v2 – Connect to NFS 2 shares
- VFAT – Access local long filename FAT volumes
- NTFS – Access local NTFS volumes
- SFTP – Secure (encrypted) FTP access
- UDF – Read/write access to DVD media (replaces UDF.IFS)
- LQ – Directory based quota management
- HPC – HP PhotoSmart C200 data access
- Psion – Psion PDA data access