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CloudMounter for Windows and Macintosh

7 Dec 2021 1:47 PM | Anonymous

I have been using a new (to me) program that has me quite enthused. CloudMounter connects to any of several file storage services in the cloud and makes each one look like a local hard drive in your local computer. This is obviously useful if your computer's internal hard drive is becoming full but the program also offers a number of other useful services.

CloudMounter allows the user to connect and upload files to Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3, BackBlaze B2, and Microsoft OneDrive in Windows Explorer or Macintosh Finder, as if just copying and moving files locally on your computer. Moreover, many users of corporate cloud systems will have a huge advantage without cluttering their drive with a huge amount of network storage.

I am using CloudMounter with Macintosh computers to save files on BackBlaze B2, which advertises itself as being by far the cheapest file storage service of today ($0.005 per gigabyte per month). Using CloudMounter with BackBlaze B2 is actually cheaper than purchasing a new external hard drive.

Unlike Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, and a number of other online cloud-based file storage services, CloudMounter does not COPY files to remote services. In other words, you do not have to duplicate files with one copy in your local computer and a second copy in the remote file storage service. That wastes disk space by keeping duplicates in two (or more) different places. Instead, CloudMounter places one copy of a file in the cloud and does not store a duplicate on your computer's local hard drive.

My desktop Mac has a two-terabyte internal hard drive as it is becoming full. There is not a lot of disk space left. With CloudMounter, I now have more-or-less infinite storage space in the cloud and I no longer worry about running out of disk space in the local computer. With CloudMounter, I can connect to 2, 3, or even more cloud-based file storage services simultaneously. With CloudMounter, your Mac or Windows computer has infinite file space!

CloudMounter is of great help to the owners of laptops with low-capacity disk drives. You can outsource your files and documents to the most popular cloud services and mount cloud drive accounts to your PC without having to save cloud files on your computer. Instead, you can copy, move, open, download, and upload files to cloud servers by simply doing so within Windows Explorer or Macintosh Finder. The "learning curve" for using CloudMounter is really simple!

In addition, with CloudMounter your online documents are totally protected. Cloud encryption has never been easier before. Benefit from DropBox, Google Drive, Amazon S3, FTP with encryption as well as other major cloud computing services and remote servers. You can automatically encrypt data before saving it to the cloud to add extra protection for better control of your online files.

In addition, CloudMounter is a pretty handy FTP client Macintosh solution that allows viewing the full structure of the website or a file server. Having seamless Finder integration, the app allows you to handle your online files as local ones: create, view, modify, delete, upload to and download files from a remote server. Have enhanced file management via FTP, SFTP and FTPS protocols with the help of CloudMounter (not yet available in the Windows version, however).

CloudMounter isn't cheap. however. The Macintosh version works with Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive free of charge. The latest Version 3.0 of CloudMounter adds Box, pCloud, BackBlaze B2, and Amazon S3 file storage services for payment of money: a Personal License (1 Mac) costs $9.99 for 3 months while a Lifetime Team License (for up to 5 Macs) costs $129.99. Windows is cheaper: a Personal License for one Windows computer costs $29.99 while a Team License (for up to 5 PCs) costs $99.99.

If you think you might be interested in CloudMounter, take a look at or look in the Apple App Store.


  • 8 Dec 2021 9:01 AM | Anonymous
    To clarify:

    Are you saying that you intend to keep all your files (perhaps distributed among Dropbox, OneDrive, etc.) in the cloud and not "wasting space" on any local computer (desktop, laptop, whatever)?

    If so, does that mean you no longer advocate "LOCKSS" or "duplication & dispersion" for critical data?

    If, however, you still believe in keeping multiple copies, what is your current practice for creating & storing backups?
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    • 13 Dec 2021 11:08 AM | Anonymous
      ---> Are you saying that you intend to keep all your files (perhaps distributed among Dropbox, OneDrive, etc.) in the cloud and not "wasting space" on any local computer (desktop, laptop, whatever)?

      I have gotten to the point where my primary computer's hard drive is filling up. I often make DUPLICATE COPIES OF IMPORTANT FILES IN AT LEAST TWO DIFFERENT LOCATIONS IN THE CLOUD.

      Whether I store them locally or in the cloud or even someplace else doesn't strike me as being very important, as long as I have at least two different copies stored in two (or more) different places, all of which are easily retrievable.
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  • 8 Dec 2021 9:56 AM | Anonymous
    If CloudMounter ever fails where is your backup copy?
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    • 13 Dec 2021 11:04 AM | Anonymous
      ---> If CloudMounter ever fails where is your backup copy?

      Wherever you decided (in advance) to keep it. In my case, I never keep just one copy of anything important. I always have copies of every important file kept in at least two different places, maybe more than two places.
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  • 8 Dec 2021 11:41 AM | Anonymous
    I would much rather have a large NAS, with mirrored storage, and then use iDrive as off-site backup. One fee (less than $100 annual) and iDrive backs up my entire laptop along with my entire NAS. Thus, I have my critical files backed up twice with mirrored NAS in my home and then backed up off-site with iDrive. I even have a WD Elements drive attached to my NAS, thus I have even one more on-site backup in case NAS fails completely. TC
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