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Setting up WebDAV on Windows 2000 or Windows XP
These instructions apply to Windows XP, but the process in Windows 2000 is similar.
  1. Open My Network Places from the Desktop.

  2. From your My Network Places folder, click 'Add a network place.'

  3. When asked where you want to create the network place, select "Choose another network location"

  4. In the 'Type the location of the Network Place' text box, enter in the http url of your WebDAV-enabled folder and click Next.

  5. Enter the User name and Password you set up when you enabled WebDAV access and click ok. Note that this is not necessarily the same username and password you use for ftp or shell access.

  6. In the 'Enter a name for this Network Place' text box, enter a name. The name Windows fills in for you is probably ok to leave as is.

  7. To complete your WebDAV setup, click Finish. A Microsoft Web Folder appears showing the contents of your WebDAV-enabled folder. Files in the WebDAV folder can be managed through the Windows Explorer just like any other file in your computer.

You may see two files in this directory - .htaccess and .htpasswd - when you connect to it. These files do need to be there and you won't be able to delete them, so they can safely be ignored.

Last updated: Dec 03, 2003.

User Post (2005-12-24 18:33:48 by peter78)
Is there any way to do https? I looked in the options and could not find this. :(
User Post (2005-11-12 09:42:46 by dalebert77)
doesn't adding your username to the url expose the username to the interenet? It seems to me that this would remove the security that you gain from using Webdav - FTP sends your username and password across the internet in plain text.
User Post (2005-06-01 08:34:07 by pciliska81)
http://username@server.com:80/folder worked for me.

thanks for the post.
User Post (2005-02-16 10:19:18 by panopticonasia)
I've noticed that...

typing your folder name like this
http://www.website.com/folder/. or

sometimes overcomes problems connecting to the webfolders...
I don't know why... But it seems to fix the problem above, too! :D

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User Post (2004-08-13 01:14:52 by rose00)
On my XP system, simply adding the 'username@' prefix to the hostname did the trick.

On the other hand, adding that prefix on OS X (10.3.5) confuses the Finder, and the mount fails.

So, add the 'username@' prefix on PC and don't add it on Mac.
User Post (2004-04-01 08:32:25 by stevessports)
Yeah, I had to do that as well for winXP. Thanks for the post!
User Post (2004-01-22 15:18:14 by kanati)
It looks like you have to jump through some hoops for some XP installs. When I tried to connect to my WebDAV folder, XP would ask for my login/password. When I entered them, it would just ask for them again. To get around it, I had to ender the URL to my WebDAV folder in this format:

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