There are many cloud storage service providers such as Google Drive, OneDrive, SpiderOak, Box, and Dropbox. If you want to integrate these cloud storage into Windows File Explorer then you have to download the respective software provided by these cloud storage providers and install them on your Windows PC. For example, if you want to integrate Dropbox in Windows, then you can download Dropbox software and install it on Windows. The same is true for Mac and Linux computers.
Suppose you are using storage space from six different cloud storage providers, you will end up installing six different applications that keep running in the background. So many applications always running and syncing your files in the background can slow down your system.
ExpanDrive presents an easy solution by allowing you to connect to all of your cloud storage accounts from a single interface. ExpanDrive offers support for some of the popular cloud storage services. You can login to your cloud storage, WebDAV or SFTP/FTP accounts through ExpanDrive and it will make them all available as local disk drives in the Windows File Explorer.
This way you do not have to install multiple cloud syncing applications in your computer, everything stays clean and simple. In the settings of ExpanDrive, you can choose to auto-launch it at Windows logon which is a great way to always keep the cloud storage or FTP accounts available to you. In case you are worried about inadvertent changes made to the remote files, you can make the access read-only.
You can use ExpanDrive to connect to many cloud storage accounts like Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and OneDrive (for Business), Strongspace, Amazon S3, Amazon Drive, OpenStack Swift, Google Cloud Storage, Box.com, Sharepoint Online, Azure Storage, Backblaze B2 , Nextcloud, hubiC and Wasabi. Remote file systems can be accessed through SFTP/FTP, WebDAV, SMB etc.
ExpanDrive is a really useful cloud storage software that allows multiple cloud storage accounts from within a single application. We tried with an FTP server and it quickly made that FTP account available in the Windows File Explorer. It was smoothly as expected and did not slow down the system at all.
You can download ExpanDrive from https://www.expandrive.com/.