Mar 252008
 


WebDAV stands for “Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning”. It is a set of extensions to the HTTP protocol which allows users to collaboratively edit and manage files on remote web servers.


Mapping WebDAV folder Under Vista

To add a shortcut to your Windows Vista computer that allows you to upload and access files in Resources using WebDAV

  • From the desktop, click Computer.
  • Click Map Network Drive.
  • On the Map Network Drive screen, click Connect to a Web site that you can use to store your documents and pictures, and then click Next.
  • Click Choose a custom network location, and then click Next.
  • In the “Internet or network address” field, enter a URL that points to the destination Resources tool, and then click Next.

\\serverip\foldername

You may now drag and drop folders between your computer and the sites to which you just connected. To delete an item, right-click it and select Delete.

Mapping WebDAV folder Under Windows XP

To use the Add Network Place Wizard to add a shortcut to your computer that allows you to upload and access files in Resources using WebDAV

  • On the desktop, double-click My Network Places.
  • In the “Network Tasks” pane, click Add a network place.
  • On the welcome screen, click Next.
  • Select Choose another network location, and then click Next.
  • In the “Internet or network address:” field, enter a URL that points to the destination Resources tool.

\\serverip\foldername

You may now drag and drop folders between your computer and the sites to which you just connected. However, you cannot delete items from a site by dragging them to the Recycle Bin on your desktop. To delete an item, right-click it and select Delete.

Using Internet Explorer

Using Internet Explorer, you can upload and access your files via WebDAV. To do so:

  • In Internet Explorer, from the File menu, select Open… .
  • In the window that appears, click the check box next to Open as Web folder. In the “Open:” field, enter the URL that points to the destination Resources tool, and click OK.
  • The contents of the destination folder will appear in a window where you can open individual files, browse to other folders on your computer, and transfer files between folders.
  • When you’re finished, exit Internet Explorer to close your connection.

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  3 Responses to “How to Map WebDAV folder Under Vista/XP”

  1. You will probably need “Software Update for Web Folders (KB907306)” for this to work in Vista 32-bit, even if you already have SP1 installed.

  2. too bad there is no ‘Open as Web folder’ checkbox in Internet Explorer 8 anymore…
    Microsoft removed this option because of a split of functionality between browser and OS.

  3. Very useful instructions. However, I cannot understand why an IE upgrade will miss out a very useful function. It seems IE6 was a better version after all!

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