Please note that Transmit Disk is on longer supported as of Transmit 5.6.0. Details

Transmit Disk makes your favorite Transmit servers appear as disks in the Finder. This enables you to manipulate files on your favorite servers using ordinary Finder windows.

Note: Transmit Disk doesn’t work with all protocols. Currently, it’s only possible to use Transmit Disk with FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, and Some Amazon S3 regions. More info over here.

Preparing to use Transmit Disk

Transmit must be installed, but does not have to be running to use Transmit Disk.

Transmit Disk requires installation of a system extension called MacFUSE. MacFUSE is not included with Transmit, but Transmit will ask if you want to install MacFUSE when using Transmit Disk for the first time.

Once installed, MacFUSE appears in your System Preferences application and can be updated or removed from there.

Mounting Transmit Disks

The process of making a saved Transmit server appear as a disk is referred to as “mounting”.

To mount a Transmit Disk:

  1. Open your list of saved servers
  2. Click once on the server you’d like to mount
  3. In the menubar, Choose Servers > Mount As Disk

To unmount a Transmit Disk:

  1. Open a Finder window
  2. Click the mounted disk in Finder’s sidebar
  3. Choose Eject from the action button

Enabling the Transmit Disk menu

The Transmit Disk menu allows you to quickly mount a Transmit Disk at any time from any application.

To enable the Transmit Disk menu:

  1. Choose Transmit > Preferences…
  2. Click General
  3. Check the box labeled Show Transmit Disk in menu bar

Using the Transmit Disk menu

The Transmit Disk menu appears in the menu bar with a truck icon

Click the icon to see a list of all your Transmit favorites. Click on a favorite to mount it as a Transmit Disk.

There are also options at the bottom of the menu to open Transmit or Transmit’s preferences.

This article was last updated on May 16, 2022