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How to map and access Webdav drive in Windows 10?

With data storage being put on the cloud more and more each day, it has become essential to work and collaborate on remote drives. Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning, otherwise known as WebDAV, provides a way to do that.

It is an HTTP protocol that facilitates editing and managing files on a remote web server. In this article, we’re talking about how you can set up a WebDAV on a Windows 10 machine.

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How to map WebDAV in Windows 10?

The process is actually quite simple. All you need is your WebDAV account login details, the site URL, and a name for your shortcut. Here’s how.

Step 1: Open Windows Explorer and right-click on This PC. Click on Map network drive…

How to map and access Webdav drive in Windows 10?

Step 2: Now, enter a drive letter and the local folder you’ll use to add or edit files to your WebDAV.

How to map and access Webdav drive in Windows 10?

Note that you might see an error when you’re adding the local folder stating that file and network discovery is disabled. You can turn it on from the Control Panel inside the Network and Sharing Centre. 

Step 3: Check the Reconnect at sign-in and Connect using different credentials checkboxes. 

How to map and access Webdav drive in Windows 10?

Step 4: Click on the Connect to a web site that you can use to store your documents and pictures link to proceed.

How to map and access Webdav drive in Windows 10?

Step 5: Click on the Next button.

How to map and access Webdav drive in Windows 10?

Step 6: Click on Choose a custom network location followed by Next.

How to map and access Webdav drive in Windows 10?

Step 7: Now type in the web address of your WebDAV.

How to map and access Webdav drive in Windows 10?

Step 8: Now you’ll be prompted for your credentials. Type them in and hit Next.

Step 9: The name for your WebDAV should be already filled in, but if you want, go ahead and change it to your liking before clicking Next followed by Finish.

Now you should see your WebDAV ready to access right inside Windows Explorer along with your other drives. 

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How to resolve connectivity issues when connecting WebDAV?

If you’re facing problems while adding your remote drive to Windows Explorer, try changing the basic authentication level from your Windows registry. Here’s how.

Step 1; Press Windows key + R to open the Run prompt. Type in regedit and hit enter.

How to map and access Webdav drive in Windows 10?

Step 2; Navigate to the following directory.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WebClient\Parameters
How to map and access Webdav drive in Windows 10?

Step 3: Here find the BasicAuthLevel key and check its value. If the value is set at ‘1’, double click on the key and change the value to ‘2’. 

How to map and access Webdav drive in Windows 10?

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