WinFSP: How to use it

Hey Community,

Remark: Since Cryptomator 1.6.8 we officially ship Crpytomator with WinFSP in the Exe-Installer :slightly_smiling_face:

if you are on Windows and experience trouble with Dokany or WebDAV, since Cryptomator 1.5.9 you can try a new virtual volume provider: WinFSP.
We implemented support for it because it might lead to less code maintenance in the long term and it showed promising stability and performance in test runs.


Switching from any virtual volume provider to FUSE/WinFSP has one main issues: Custom mount options differ and hence they must be reset. The older options will be lost afterwards.

If you are using Winfsp in a version below 1.11 and you are logged in with an AzureAD account, you can access your vault only read-only.

How to use

Just follow these steps:

  1. Download and execute installer from the WinFSP homepage: Download · WinFsp (skip this step if you installed Cryptomator via the offical EXE installer)

  2. Start Cryptomator (or restart it, if already running), open general preferences, go to the virtual volume tab and select the FUSE in the dropdown menu.

  3. For vaults with custom mount options enabled, untick the regarding checkbox.

That’s it, you are ready to go.

If you experience problems using it, search our issue tracker on Github: Issues · cryptomator/cryptomator · GitHub

1.6.0 Dokany removed?
Can ransomware encrypt files within Cryptomator vaults?
Error opening Cryptomator after latest update
.xlsx Datei wird ständig umbenannt durch Cryptomator
[1.5.15 / 1.5.16] Cannot mount vault: Mount Timed Out
Using Cryptomator with Pcloud
After decryption files not usable
After decryption files not usable
Unable unlock the vault
Cannot copy git files into the vault
Excel Datei leer nach Cryptomator update
Excel Datei leer nach Cryptomator update
Cryptomator automatically locking vault
Too many characters
Video trapped in Cryptomator! Cannot play it or move it out!
Unlocked volumes NOT showing up in Windows Explorer
Can't open WPL file (video)
Just installed Cryptomator 1.6.5 and Dokany
Error when copying files larger than 4GB
Virtual drive shows capacity of system partition (C:)
Seit Passwort-Änderung Laufwerk leer
Update Cryptomator from 1.6.4 to 1.6.5 - no the encrypted box is empy
Impossible d'installer une application portable
Not enough free space on a newly created vault
Cannot access dropbox & google drive vault after upgrade to Windows 11
Vault showing as empty on one computer, but not another
Vault showing as empty on one computer, but not another
Backups aus dem entsperrten Laufwerk nicht möglich
Any issues for Cryptomator when installing Windows 11?
Macrium Reflect Not Seeing Vaults
macOS Local Sync Files
Slow encryption of large amount of files
V1.6.4: webdav: can't rename files // slowly -- no dokany mount anymore
Nicht genügen Systemressourcen, um den angeforderten Dienst auszuführen
Two Folders Can no longer open either. Using version 1.5.17
File inaccesible or corrupted
All Files Missing after Upgrading vault
These files might be harmful to your computer cant disable, what am i doing wrong?!?
.mp4 und .psd Dateien können nicht mehr geöffnet werden
Doesn't open files in windows 11
PDF files with highlighted content won't save to vault
.xls files won't open after upgrading to 1.6.1 from
[HELP!] No files after upgrade 1.5.17 to 1.6.1
Can not open Vault: WebDAV/Dokany/FUSE Problem
Vault unlocks and assigns drive letter, but later the drive cannot be opened
Can I access the encrypted data from another PC?
Slow mounting and file access since upgrade
Win10/64 21H1 Enterprise: v1.5.17 fails creating a drive letter
Synchronisation mit HiDrive funktioniert nicht
Can old version 1.4.15 work with WinFsp?
Extremely slow to count files and folders in vault
How to get shorter file pathes
Migration 1.5.17 to 1.6.14
No more access to encrypted data. Password not accepted.
Webdav and Office 365
Drive Name to Network Drive
Being told there is not enough space when moving files to vault, there is WAY more than enough space on all drives involved
Open File security warning in Windows pop-up because file in a location outside your local network
Error opening vault

@infeo winfsp is working wonderfully but what would be the solution to the admin user issue mentioned here when using winfsp?

Thanks with WinFSP with Windows 11 works great!


like better then Dokany? :slight_smile:

What is the prefered volume provider for Cryptomator? And what are the advantages / disadvantages of them?


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I can confirm, it works perfectly on Win 11.

If possible, please add this feature to the documentation.


I don’t know why, but following these instructions allowed me to view and export encrypted videos! :smiley:

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