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All Regions Supported
Cloud Storage Compatible with S3 and IAM
Why use CloudMounter
Built into Finder
How to mount Amazon S3 on your computer
Follow the guide below in order to access and manage files kept on Amazon S3.
To access your cloud data, download and install CloudMounter on your computer.
Run the app and select the Amazon S3 icon from the list in the new connection dialog.
Specify the name of the connection.
Specify both your access key and secret access key in the corresponding fields.
Choose whether to use path-style or virtual-hosted style.
If required, configure IAM by specifying the necessary information in the corresponding fields.
Enter the name of the bucket, or indicate the root directory by using the slash character.
The region will be detected automatically.
As you can see, the connection procedure is extremely simple. You need to enter your credentials, and the utility will mount the cloud in the form of a network drive. Besides that, disks are displayed in Finder, so you can work with files without additional downloads and synchronization.
Advantages of Mounting Amazon S3
There are many advantages of mounting S3. The main reason is the simplicity that comes with Amazon S3 as a file system. This means that you can have a local drive that is actually your cloud storage from Amazon.
Why use an Amazon S3 file system
If you are looking to mount S3 as a drive, you should know that this process will make it a whole lot easier to access your files. Having an S3 bucket be accessed as a normal drive will improve your performance and productivity. Moreover, this process ensures that you have the same functionality as you would have with all of your Windows or Mac files and folders.
The process is very simple and consists of 3 steps.
- Registration in the service, where you need to enter information about yourself and the details of your debit/credit card, from which funds will be debited for their services. After registration, you will be given Access Key ID and Secret Access Key.
- Download and install CloudMounter or any other related program.
- After entering your data into the program, you can upload your files to the Amazon S3 server.
List of supported services
Secure Cloud Storages and Web Services