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Step-by-Step Instructions: Mapping a Network Drive on Windows Vista/7

If you've never mapped a network drive, it sounds like a daunting, "techie" task that may have you running for the nearest Bat Phone to IT. But creating a webfolder or letter drive just takes a few steps and gives you access to your remote files on your local machine. Once connected to your FilesAnywhere WebFolder, you can copy and paste, drag and drop, rename, move, and generally work with your files as if they were on your local PC. This enhanced feature is available to Advanced plan and Corporate customers only, so make sure to Upgrade Your Account for WebDav access!

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Let's Get Started:

Mapping a Network Webfolder

1. Click the Start button in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen. 

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2. Then choose Computer from the right-hand side of the menu.

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3. Select "Map Network Drive".

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4.Choose the "Connect to a Web site that you can use to store your documents and pictures" link.

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5. When prompted by the Wizard click Next.

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6. When prompted to Choose a custom network location click Next

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7. Now you'll specify FilesAnywhere as the Enter https://webfolder.filesanywhere.com/username, where "username" is your FilesAnywhere login ID, then click Next.

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

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9. The folder should open up automatically to your FilesAnywhere account after this.

 

 

 


Mapping a Letter Drive

1. Click the Start button in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen. 

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2. Select Computer from the right side of the menu.

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3. Choose "Map Network Drive".

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4. Select the letter you wish to assign to your drive from the dropdown menu.

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5. In the address field, enter https://webfolder.filesanywhere.com/username, where "username" is your FilesAnywhere login ID, then click Finish.

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

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7. Verify that the process is complete by going back to the Start button and choosing Computer. The mapped letter drive should appear in the menu.

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 logging in, 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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07/27/11 Updated by Kym W.

08/04/11 Reviewed by Alex K.

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