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SFTP local folders

Cannot upload a file on target host via Termius. There are no option to open local drive for uploading

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Hi everyone,

Accessing your local drive when using apps from Apple/Snap stores (which forbid direct access to the local drive) has been possible for many months already.

To be able to access your local files in SFTP sessions:
1. Turn on the ssh server on your client computer.
2. Enable Allow local SSH/SFTP connections in Settings>Terminal and type in your credentials.

As a result, the Local Terminal item will appear in the host list.

Use it to browse your local files, but, please, note that this will be over SSH.

Kindly note that with non sandbox versions (available for download at and, the local drive is available directly, right when you click SFTP.

Best wishes.


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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    +1 on above. Would love to use this for both cli and ftp, but can't specify a local folder. Asks for remote server info when I check the option. Come on...

  • Deniss commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    There is option "Allow local SSH/SFTP connections", but when You try to check it, it asks for user, password and port.

  • Boris commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    At least for the Linux Version, I had to enable local connections explicitly in the Preferences dialog! Then the 'Local' host appears.Maybe the same for macOs? For Windows this step wasn't necessary.

  • Peter commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    whole sftp GUI is frustrating, it should be better-positioned. specially buttons and there is no LOCAL? why?

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