Even without a special client installed, Windows has WebDAV built into the Operating System. Connecting to your WebDAV directory can be accomplished through Microsoft’s Windows Explorer. This mounts the WebDAV folder as a mapped drive and allows you to view, edit, and delete files from the remote web server from your computer.
- Click the Start button.
- Select Computer.
- Click Map network drive.
From this point on, the steps are the same for Windows 8.
- View the instructions below starting at step #4 to connect with WebDAV.
Windows 8 & 10
- Open Windows File Explorer.
In Windows 8, My Computer is named This PC
- Select This PC.
- From the down-drop, select Map network drive...
- Enter the following:
Drive: Select the drive letter you want to map your WebDAV connection to.
Folder: This is the folder on your local computer where you'll add/edit WebDAV files.
- Check the boxes:
Reconnect at sign-in - This allows the connection to your WebDAV to be restored if you restart your computer.
Connect using different credentials
- Select the Connect to a Web site that you can use to store your documents and pictures link.
- Click Next.
- Select Choose a custom network location and then click Next.
- In the Internet or network address field, enter your domain's URL with the WebDAV directory at the end of it.
- Enter your WebDAV username and password in the pop-up box, and then click OK.
The box titled Type a name for this network location is already populated, and you can change this if you'd like:
- Click Next.
- Click Finished.
Your WebDAV folder appears as a mapped drive in Windows Explorer and you can immediately add, edit, or delete files and directories using the Windows File Explorer.