Web Folder: How to connect from Windows 7?

This article show you how to connect to web folder from a Windows 7 computer. We assume you already installed the web folder (WebDAV) server according to Part 1 of this article series.

Before you begin, please ask your I.T. administrator for 3 pieces of information:
# Web Folder URL. (example: disk.example.com/webdav/s…)
# username
# password

== Method 1: Connect manually ==
Most users should use this method. This method works for Windows 7 or above.

# Open My Computer

# Click Map network drive

# Select a drive letter, for example W:

# In Folder, input the web folder URL address. In our example, it is ##http://disk.example.com/webdav/sales##.

# Check Reconnect at sign-in and Connect using different credentials.

# Click Finish.

# When prompted, input your username and password, check Remember my credentials and then click OK.

# A new web folder drive W: will appears on your computer, you can directly create or edit files on the web folder just like a normal drive. However, if you are using a slow internet connection or is editing a very big file, we recommend you to download the file to your Desktop, edit it, and then upload it back to the web folder. You can use Drap-and-drop to upload or download the file.

== Method 2: Use a batch file ==
This method use a batch file to connect to the web folder. I.T. administrators may prefer this method to roll out web folder to large amount of users. This method works for Windows Vista and above.

# Open Notepad, input the following command line

##net use w: disk.example.com/webdav/s… MyPass34567 /user:c78sales##

# Where:
##w:## is the drive letter you want the web folder to map to.
##http://disk.example.com/webdav/sales## is the URL address of the web folder.
##MyPass34567## is the password.
##c78sales## is the username.
please replace the above data with your own value.

# In notepad, choose Save As.
In Save as Type, choose All Files.
In File name, input ##webfolder-sales.bat##.
Click Save.

# Test the command by double click on the ##webfolder-sales.bat## file. If successful, a new drive ##w:## will appear on your computer.

# If tested successfully, you can send the batch file to all your users and teach them to double-click on the file to connect to the web folder.

# Debugging tips: You can add a ##pause## statement in the batch file (after the ##net use## statement), so that you can see any error messages displayed.

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