How To Use Macfuse

MacFUSE allows you to extend Mac OS X’s file handling capabilities. It’s basically an interface that lets the OS see almost anything as a filesystem, and it has a lot of potential uses. The variety is such that I thought a post on how to use Macfuse by way of some existing examples would have some value. On a related note, Digital Media Minute did a post on MacFusion for MacFUSE a while back that you might find interesting.

**Amit Singh’s was the initial developer of MacFUSE. Here’s a 12 minute video of his Macworld 2007 talk “Taming Mac OS X File Systems”, on some of the things you can do with it.

**Go check out iTunesFS, by, a way to make your iTunesâ„¢ playlists available as folders in Finder, which some people might find useful…

** has a how-to on how he used MacFUSE & sshfs to mount a torrent dropbox to save torrents right to his dropbox, without having to SCP them manually over to Apple TV.

**If you have both a PC and Mac you might be interested in a guide over at Ehow on using MacFuse to share an external drive between both of them. (Mac OS X 10.5)

** has a quick tutorial on using MacFuse to read and write to NTFS volumes, for OS X 10.4 and 10.5.

**Wonderhowto has a video on using MacFuse to browse an SSH server through the Mac File System.