SSHFS (SSH Filesystem) is a filesystem client to mount and interact with directories and files located on a remote server or workstation over a normal ssh connection. The client interacts with the remote file system via the SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), a network protocol providing file access, file transfer, and file management functionality over any reliable data stream that was designed as an extension of the Secure Shell protocol (SSH) version 2.0. 

Linux and MacOS already have implemented it in their file explorers (Nautilus and Finder respectively).  For Windows platform, there are couples of implementations both in commercial sector and open source community.  This guide describes an open source version known as SSHFS-Win. It is free and can be downloaded here. You need to download and install two programs - WinFsp and SSHFS-Win.

After the installation, you can mount/map directories from any servers that providing SSH connection service to Windows as a network drive.  Following figures demo the steps in Windows 10.


 1. Clicks mouse right button on "This PC" in file explorer, selects "Map network drive..." on pop menu. 



2. Select drive letter and replaces "username" and  server host name to yours.



3. Input your authoritative credentials



4. If success, you will see the drive letter mapped to the folder of your remote ssh server. You're ready to access and manipulate remote files and folders now.