WebDAV: Windows XP

This is a pictorial guide demonstrating how to connect to a WebDAV share using Windows XP. Click or double click where you see the mouse pointer in each image below. The WebDAV share URL (referred to below as Internet or network address) “https://www.blazej-solutions.com/users/guest” and User name “guest” are example values. You'll need to substitute in the appropriate values for your WebDAV share.

  1. Click Start, then click My Network Places
  2. Click Add a network place.
    Your window might instead resemble the one below…
  3. Click Next.
  4. Click Choose another network location, then click Next.
  5. In the "Internet or network address" field, copy and paste in your WebDAV share URL. This example uses https://www.blazej-solutions.com/users/guest Then click Next.


  6. Copy and paste in your WebDAV share user name and password. In this example the user name is guest For future convenience, select "Remember my password". When you are done, click OK.

    You may have to re-enter your User Name and Password several times. Beware of Windows XP re-asking for user name and password, but changing your user name from, for example, "guest" to "www.your-domain.com\guest". If this happens, try deselecting "Remember my password", then re-entering your correct user name and password.


    If you are getting the below error, verify your WebDAV share URL is correct. You may also need to install Microsoft update KB907306.
  7. If you prefer, you may change the default network name Windows provides. Click Next.
  8. Click Finish.
  9. Ensure the User Name is correct, then click OK. You may have to re-enter your User Name and Password several times. Beware of Windows XP re-asking for user name and password, but changing your user name from, for example, "guest" to "www.your-domain.com\guest". If this happens, try deselecting "Remember my password", then re-entering your correct user name and password.
  10. You can now drag and drop files into the WebDAV share just as if it were a folder on your computer. However, you cannot delete items from the WebDAV share by dragging them to the Recycle Bin on your desktop. To delete a file, right-click on the file then select Delete.

    To access this WebDAV share again in the future click Start, then click My Network Places, as shown in step 1.


    Your window might instead resemble the one below…