FTPDrive is a freeware Windows tool that creates a new virtual drive on your computer to easily manage the content of a FTP server straight from Windows Explorer.
The application is nothing more than a FTP client, but it provides access to the files stored on a FTP server in a pretty innovative way, letting you quickly upload new files.
Unfortunately, FTPDrive isn’t quite the kind of app that can be used by beginners, mostly because it comprises multiple advanced options and no help manual to provide assistance.
While it places an icon in the Windows System Tray to provide instant access to its features, the main window of the program is actually the configuration screen that lets you adjust all its parameters.
You can choose not only the drive letter, but also the server you wish to connect to, with even more advanced options supposed to provide full control over the program.
For instance, you can tweak data files cache expire time, idle connection timeout, FTP data replies timeout and command replies timeouts, auto retry interval delay and pre-seek guard delay, typical features usually available in a FTP client.
Plus, you can enable features such as directory structure caching, files data catching, virtual desktop support and forward seek auto-bypass.
FTPDrive does what it says, but it could take a lot of time to configure it, mostly because it lacks the documentation that could make everything a breeze for those without too much computer experience.
All things considered, FTPDrive proved to be a quick and reliable tool during our testing, working just fine regardless of the Windows version. If there’s something to be improved, that’s definitely the help section.