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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?

  • 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 * https://webdav.example.com:port/folder

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.

-Source

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    Should that be net use * https://webdav.example.com:port/folder *? According to the docs, the second * means it should prompt for a password. – Ken Williams Jul 17 '13 at 20:59
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Go to a "Computer" Explorer window, right click, and click "Add a Network Location.

In the dialog box you write like this

\\yourserverfqdn@SSL\folder

for example if your webdav URL is https://www.netshahr.com/tech should be

\\www.netshahr.com@SSL\tech

Notes:

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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    Now, how does get the certificate and add it to the store? – Felix Jun 5 '18 at 9:18
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This works for Windows 10:

net use drive_letter: \\sitename@ssl@port/folder/subfolder password /user:userID

The @port is the port number if required. For example

net use x: \\webdav.example.edu@ssl@5050/proj/xyz correct.horse.battery.staple /user:stu
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You can also use mklink in Windows 7+

mklink /J "%appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Network Shortcuts\RemoteResourceName" \\remoteserver.com.pl@SSL@2078\DavWWWRoot

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