How do I enable WebDAV for Windows?

For Windows XP

  1. Go to your "Start" menu, and click on "My Network Places":

    My Network Places in Start Menu

  2. Click "Add a network place" from the left-hand navigator bar under "Network Tasks":

    Add a network place

  3. Click on the "Next" button to continue the process:

    Welcome to the Add Network Place Wizard

  4. The "Next" button directs you to the following screen. Click the "Choose another network location", and then press the "Next" button:

    Choose another network location

  5. Enter the given URL, i.e. https://webdav.seas.upenn.edu/~$USERNAME/webdav/ (where $USERNAME is your username):

    Internet or network address

  6. You will be prompted to login using your username and password. This is your SEAS username and password:

    WebDAV User name and Password

  7. Click "Finish" to complete the creation of the network place:

    Add a Network Place Wizard

  8. You will be prompted to login again with your username and password.
  9. When you Press the "OK" button, all the files inside the folder will be listed:

    WebDAV listing

  10. Now you have completed your WebDAV installation.
  11. Now you can drag and drop files to and from your WebDAV enabled folder as though it is a local file folder.

For Windows Vista

Windows Vista shipped with a number of WebDAV bugs. To correct these issues, you will need download a patch from Microsoft. Once you have downloaded and installed the patch, follow these steps to set up a WebDAV:

  1. Click the "Start" button and select "Computer".
  2. In the toolbar at the top of the window, select "Map Network Drive"
  3. Click the link "Connect to a Web site that you can use to store your documents and pictures"
  4. The "Add Network Location" Wizard will start.
  5. Select "Choose a custom network location".
  6. Type in the URL of the webdav site.
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