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Mapping a Webfolder in Windows XP

Mapping a Webfolder in Windows XP

If your running Windows XP on your computer, mapping a webfolder may seem challenging. The instructions we've provided are a great resource and simplify the process into a step-by-step guide. If you encounter difficulty, please don't hesitate to call us for help. It's our job, but we also enjoy making your life easier!

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Let's Get Started:

Mapping a Webfolder

1. Click the Start button on the bottom left, then click My Computer in the right-hand menu.

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2. In the My Computer screen, select the Tools menu, and then click Map Network Drive.

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3. Click Sign up for online storage or connect to a network server at the bottom of the pop-up window.

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4. Click Next on the Network Place Wizard.

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5. Click Choose another network location to highlight it, then click Next button.

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6. Enter https://webfolder.filesanywhere.com/username, where "username" is your FilesAnywhere login ID, then click Next. 

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7. When prompted, enter your FilesAnywhere username and password and click OK.

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8. When prompted, you may change the name of your network place. This does not affect your account, simply the way the network shortcut displays. Once complete, click Next

Note: You may change the webfolder name after it's created by simply right click the icon and select Rename from the menu.

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9. Once complete, you'll receive a confirmation that the new network place is successfully added. Click the Finish button to complete the action.

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10. To view the new webfolder go to the start button, select My Computer, go to the Shared Places section, and then Select My Network Places. 

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Add Your New Webfolder to Internet Trusted Sites

To eliminate warnings and pop-ups, it's a good idea to add your FilesAnywhere webfolder to the list of trusted sites. Simply follow these instructions:

1. Open Internet Explorer
2. Click the Tools menu, then select Internet Options
3. Click the Security tab, choose Trusted Sites, then click Sites.
4. Enter https://webfolder.filesanywhere.com
5. Click the Add button and then click OK
6. Select OK again to exit from the Internet Options

Important Information About WebDAV

  • Some database applications may not function on a Web-based network drive exactly like they do on a standard local area network drive.  To be certain, ask your software vendor about how their software is supported accessing data files through a "WebDAV " connection.

Still Have Questions?

If you need help or have additional questions about mapping a network drive, please contact us. FilesAnywhere LIVE customer support is available weekdays 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Our customer support is always free, and all engineers are located at our headquarters in the US. 

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08/02/11 Updated by Kym W.

08/04/11 Reviewed by Alex K.

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