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I'm trying to connect to an HTTPS WebDAV folder on Windows 7. I go to a "Computer" Explorer window, right click, and click "Add a Network Location." I follow the prompts and get "The folder you entered does not appear to be valid. Please choose another." It works fine on Windows XP. How do I make this work?

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Did you create a second account to answer this? – grawity Mar 7 '11 at 10:52
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Instead of going through the GUI it said you should go to a command prompt and type in a command similar to this one:

net use *

It prompted me for a username and password and then mapped the drive.

I was able to access my files this way. Hope it works for you.


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Should that be net use * *? According to the docs, the second * means it should prompt for a password. – Ken Williams Jul 17 '13 at 20:59

Go to a "Computer" Explorer window, right click, and click "Add a Network Location.

In the dialog box you write like this


for example if your webdav URL is should be



Don't add 'https://' at start of you address

Your SSL certificate should be added to windows store if it is self signed.

Sometimes it fails at first time but with second try it works .

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