Program access to virtual drive

Hi, I have an automated software which downloads files to a specific path I point to.

With Boxcryptor, I was able to point to my virtual drive (X:), but I can’t seem to do that with Cryptomator as the automated software can’t seem to see the virtual Cryptomator drive (D:).

Is that possible to do?

This should help: Cryptomator on Windows: Accessing your vault with admin priviliges

I have permissions and still have the problem.

Would you know of any reasons why?

How are you accessing the vault? I can access it over the standard file manager and via terminal.

I access through My PC. It’s the D: Drive:

But the Vault is physically here:


Then you are not mounting the vault to a directory, but to a drive letter. Hence, accesing it as an elevated/different user does not work.

Ok. I’m not sure what I did wrong, but I now have already moved everything out of Boxcryptor to Cryptomator. Is it possible to simply move the vault to a directory instead of a drive letter? If so, how?


Yes this is possible. You can change the way how your virtual filesystem is integrated any time.
To do it:

  1. Go to app settings and make sure that you have selected “FUSE” (red frames)
  2. open your vault settings (vault must be locked), and change the mount point to your folder where you want to have the unencrypted files to be shown. This folder must exist and has to be empty. (yellow frames)


Thank you, that was the missing piece! :slight_smile:

Follow-up question, is it possible to connect an app on Android that goes to Cryptomator first before going to Dropbox, so all files are encrypted without Dropbox seeing anything?

see here for all OS including Android.

More Info see documentation: Setup — Cryptomator 1.6.0 documentation
Please note that the android app work different than the desktop app.
You do not mount the vault, the vault is accessed via the android app. No integration in document provider on android so far, but its on the roadmap.