KB450221 – Setup WebDAV for Windows 10

Last modified: July 16, 2021
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How do I set up WebDAV for Windows 10?

You can upload and/or download resources using the WebDAV protocol. WebDAV allows you to transfer files and folders from your local computer to and from your site’s network location.

Note: There must be at least one object (file or folder) in the selected network location before you begin the setup procedure. This procedure needs to be done once for each tool before you can use WebDAV to transfer files to and from that tool.

Important: Due to how Windows 8 and 10 establish WebDAV connections, a WebDAV connection using a Windows 8 or 10 network location will not continue to work after you restart your computer – you will need to delete an existing connection and follow the steps below each time you would like to connect to a site’s network location.

To establish a persistent WebDAV connection that you can reuse after restarting your computer, we recommend downloading and using the Cyberduck WebDAV client instead of connecting with a Windows network location.

Access the File Explorer.

Select the File Explorer in the taskbar.

The File Explorer button looks like a file folder.


Add a network location.

  1. Right-click on This PC.
  2. Select Add a network location.

Select Next.

The Add Network Location Wizard will display.  Select Next to continue.

Choose a custom network location.

  1. Choose a custom network location should be selected by default.  If it is not, select it.
  2. Select Next.

Enter the WebDAV URL.

  1. In the Internet or network address box, paste in the WebDAV URL you copied from FreeNAS.
  2. Select Next.

Enter your User Name and Password.

You will be prompted to log in.
  1. In the User Name box, enter the username (webdav)
  2. In the Password box, type in the password you created within the WebDAV service in FreeNAS.
  3. Select OK.

Name the network location (Optional) and select Next.

  1. To make it easy to identify the site to which you are connecting, you can enter a name for the Network Location.
  2. Select Next.

Select Finish.

You can now drag files and folders to and from your computer and the site’s folder.

Note: If you have permission to read content in a site, you can download multiple files via WebDAV by dragging the files from the site’s folder to a folder on your local computer. You can only save, edit or delete files in the selected network location if you have the appropriate permissions in that location.


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