Spacedrive Explorer

After 15 months of development we are extremely excited to be releasing the first version of Spacedrive as an early public alpha.

This is an MVP, and by no means feature complete. Please test out the features listed below and give us feedback via Discord, email or GitHub Issues.

Missing features

This release is missing the ability to connect multiple nodes together, this will be included in a following release. Along with multi-select, cloud support, and more explorer tools.


  • Support for Windows, Linux and macOS.

  • Basic onboarding flow.

  • Create Libraries and switch between them.

  • Add Locations to import files into Spacedrive.

  • Indexer watch for changes and performs light re-scans.

  • Identifier generates checksum and categorizes files into Objects

  • Define indexer rules to ignore certain files or folders.

Eventually Clouds will be supported and added as Cloud Locations

  • Generate Preview Media for image, video and documents.

  • Browse Locations via the Explorer and view previews and metadata.

  • Viewer options: row/grid item size, show/hide size.

  • Context menu: rename, cut, copy, paste, duplicate, delete, favorite and tag assign.

  • Multi-select with dedicated context menu options.

  • Double click to open, or open with from context menu

  • Quick View: an in-app viewer for images, videos, text files, code with syntax highlighting, PDFs.

  • Browse unique files by category on Overview screen

  • Create Tags and assign them to files, browse tagged files from sidebar.

  • Library statistics: total capacity, database size, preview media size, free space.

  • Search Library via search bar or CTRL+F.

  • Searches online and offline Locations.

Better search options coming soon, with filters for tags, location, kind etc.

  • Pause, resume and cancel Jobs with recovery on crash via Job Manager widget.

  • Light and dark theme with optional system sync

  • 48 custom icons for file types.

  • 250+ supported file types with "magic byte" detection.

  • Automatic update installer.

  • Opt-in Telemetry and local logs.