Windows File System Proxy

WinFsp Demo

Developing file systems is a challenging proposition. Developing file systems for Windows is an order of magnitude more difficult. WinFsp attempts to ease the task of writing a new file system for Windows in the same way that FUSE has done so for UNIX.

Some of the benefits of using WinFsp are listed below:

  • Very well-tested and stable. Read about its Testing Strategy.
  • Very fast. Read about its Performance.
  • Strives for compatibility with NTFS. Read about its Compatibility.
  • Easy to understand but comprehensive API. Consult the API Reference.
  • FUSE compatibility layer for native Windows and Cygwin.
  • Signed drivers provided on every release.
  • Available under the GPLv3.

WinFsp is licensed using a dual licensed scheme under an Open Source and a Commercial License. See the Source page for more details.