Installing FUSE for macOS

FUSE for macOS lets Transmit 5 mount FTP, SFTP, S3, and WebDAV based servers in the Finder itself, even if Transmit is not running. These volumes are real: drag files to your SFTP server, save a small graphic to your Amazon S3 bucket directly from Photoshop, or roll your own backup volume.

To use FUSE for macOS with Transmit, you’ll need to have installed Transmit 5.0.4 or later.

Next, download and install the helper app from the FUSE for macOS website below.

Download FUSE for macOS


After the download completes, run the installer with the default settings as shown below

FUSE for macOS installer.

Close the System Extension Blocked alert that is displayed

System Extension Blocked alert

Then open the Security & Privacy System Preferences when prompted

Complete Installation screenshot

Switch to the “General” tab (if not already selected) and then click the button to Allow system software from developer “Benjamin Fleischer”

System Preferences, Security & Privacy

After approving the changes, switch back to complete the installation process.

Install Complete screenshot

If you have any additional questions about macFUSE please refer to the project FAQ.


Help with using Transmit Disk can be found in this library article.