WebDAV

 

In a nutshell, WebDAV (Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning) is a highfalutin protocol for mounting (attaching) a hard-drive (or folder on a harddrive) to your computer.

You can imagine this as hooking a drive sitting in a server somewhere on the Internet directly to your computer.

The advantage is, you can share this drive with other people. In general, this method can be slow (since every time you make a change to the drive, it has to request a complete copy of the director).

 

Setting up WebDAV should take about 120 seconds... follow these instructions:

 

 

WINDOWS 7

 

  1. Find My Network Places (could be on desktop, or click Start to find)
  2. Click Add a network place (or double click)
  3. Choose Another network location  (then click Next)
  4. Enter https://!DomainName!/files in the Connect to Server window (then click Next)
  5. Enter the email address and password you use to sign into !ServiceName!. (then click Ok)
  6. Give the network place a name, like "!ServiceName!" (then Next and Finish)

WINDOWS XP


  1. From the Start menu, select Computer.
  2. From the window tool bar, select Map network drive.
  3. Select a drive letter to map this to.
  4. Enter https://!DomainName!/files in the Folder location, then click Finish.
  5. Enter the email address and password you use to sign into !ServiceName! (then click Ok).

 

WINDOWS 10

 

  1. From the Start Menu go to File Explorer and select This PC on the left hand pane

  2. Select Computer from the top ribbon

  3. Click on Map Network Drive

  4. Click Connect to a Web site that you can use to store your documents and pictures. Click Next.

  5. Click Choose a custom network location (click Next)

  6. Enter https://!DomainName!/files in the Connect to Server window (then click Next)

  7. Enter the email address and password you use to sign into !ServiceName!. (then click Ok)

  8. Give the network place a name, like "!ServiceName!" (then Next and Finish).
     


WINDOWS 8


  1. From the Start Screen go to Apps>Windows System>This PC

  2. Select Computer from the top ribbon

  3. Click on Map Network Drive

  4. Click Connect to a Web site that you can use to store your documents and pictures. Click Next.

  5. Click Choose a custom network location (click Next)

  6. Enter https://!DomainName!/files in the Connect to Server window (then click Next)

  7. Enter the email address and password you use to sign into !ServiceName!. (then click Ok)

  8. Give the network place a name, like "!ServiceName!" (then Next and Finish).
     

 

MAC

 

  1. From Finder Go > Connect to Server
  2. Enter https://!DomainName!/files in the Connect to Server window, then click Connect
  3. Enter the email address and password you use to sign into !ServiceName!.
 

 

 

 

 

A window should appears showing the contents of your folder.

You can manage the files in the folder using Windows Explorer, just as you would any other file or folder on your computer.

This includes copying files to and from the !ServiceName! projects, or copying a folder to your desktop for faster access.

 

 

WebDav Clients 

 

These are client applications that our customers tell us work great with Prolific

 

 

Mac

 

Transmit by Panic, Inc.

 

iPhone/iPad


PDF Expert by Readdle

 

 

Why do you want WebDAV?


Because it allows you to copy all the files from all your projects to your computer by dragging and dropping.

You can also drag files to !ServiceName!.

 

 

 

Tips

 

From inside !ServiceName!, you can mark projects as "Favorites".

After you do this, change the URL from "/files" to "/file", like this:

 

https://!DomainName!/file

 

Or grab the project ID:  

 

https://!DomainName!/files/

(go to a project, and get the project id to the right of "project=")

 

Tags: Windows, XP, WebDAV, Mac, Windows-7, Files, Projects