How to Map a WebDAV Drive in Windows
WebDAV or Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning is a protocol that enables users to manage files on a remote server in a collaboration setting. The protocol acts as an extension of HTTP, allowing users to upload, download, and modify files via the internet. Windows OS provides an easy way to map a WebDAV drive, making it easier to access shared files on the remote server. In this article, we will take you through the step-by-step process of mapping a WebDAV drive in Windows.
Step 1: Open “File Explorer”
Open the “File Explorer” window by pressing the “Windows + E” keyboard shortcut or selecting the “File Explorer” icon on the taskbar.
Step 2: Select “This PC”
Click on “This PC” in the left-hand pane of the “File Explorer” window.
Step 3: Select “Map Network Drive”
Select the “Map network drive” button located on the “Computer” tab in the top menu bar.
Step 4: Select a Drive Letter
Choose a drive letter for your WebDAV drive. It’s common to choose a letter that’s least likely to conflict with existing network drives.
Step 5: Input WebDAV Location
Type in the WebDAV address in the “Folder” field. The address usually begins with “https://” or “http://,” followed by the domain name or IP of the WebDAV server.
Step 6: Check “Connect using different credentials”
To ensure that you can access the WebDAV server with your credentials, check the box labeled “Connect using different credentials.”
Step 7: Click “Finish”
Click “Finish” to finalize the mapping process. Windows will then attempt to connect to the WebDAV server using the provided address.
Step 8: Input Credentials
Enter your credentials for the WebDAV server, i.e., the username and password required to connect to the WebDAV server. Click “OK.”
Step 9: Open the WebDAV Drive
Once you have inputted your credentials, the WebDAV drive will be available in the “This PC” window under “Network locations.” Click on the drive to access its files.
Mapping a WebDAV drive in Windows makes it easier to access shared files on the WebDAV server. With the above simple steps, anyone can easily connect to a WebDAV server and access files from their computer. This process is especially useful for teams working on shared projects and files.