How to Make a WebDAV Connection (Windows)

For Vista Machines and Windows 7:

  1. Open "Computer" from the "start" menu.
  2. Right click on your mouse
  3. Click on "Add a Network Location"
  4. Continue below to #3.

For XP Machines and below:

  1. Open "My Network Places" from the "start" menu.

  2. Click on the "Add a network place" link under "Network Tasks" to start the FTP shortcut creation wizard.

  3. The wizard starts. Click on the "Next" button.

  4. Select "Choose another network location" and click on the "Next" button.

  5. Enter the WebDAV address as "<site-path>" where "<site-path>" is the path to your site and click on the "Next" button.  This site path was either provided to you when you requested access or, if your site was migrated from FTP to WebDAV, is identical to your old FTP path.  For example, if the path to my old FTP site was "/ase/departments/its", my URL would be "".

  6. If you are prompted for your username and password, enter "TUFTS\<username>" where "<username>" is your Tufts network username (this is the same username you use to login to the network or computer labs) and your Tufts network password.  Computers which are members of the Tufts domain will automatically submit your logon credentials to the WebDAV server (meaning you will not be prompted for a username/password combination).
  7. Name the shortcut and click on the "Next" button.

  8. Finish the dialog. The shortcut will now be in "My Network Places".

  9. The files and directories in your WebDAV site will now appear in the window. Copy or paste files by dragging and dropping the files between the WebDAV window and your computer.

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