How to open webfolders or WebDAV folder if you have IE 8 installed
With the release of IE 8 Microsoft remove the ability to open webfolders using open as webfolder. This was done to complete the separation of the web browser from the OS. This document will explain how to open webfolder if IE 8 is installed on your computer for both XP and Vista.
In XP you will need to mount the webfolder using “My network Places”.
1. Open My Network Places by using one of three methods
a. Click “Start” , “My Network Places”
b. Double click on the “My Network Places” icon on the desktop.
c. Open “My
computer” and type My Network Places into the address field or click “My
Network Places” under other places on the My Computer window.
You should see a list of webfolder that have been access in the past
list. Look at the comments field and search for the address used to access the
webfolder. If the webfolder you are trying to connect to is not on the list,
add it by clicking on “Add a network place” to launch the Add network place
Wizard and follow these steps
Click Next to continue
Make sure “Choose another network location…” is selected and click Next.
Enter the URL to the webfolder and click Next.
Enter your User name, in the format of science\username, and your password. If you don’t want it to ask you for a password in the future check the Remember my password box.
Enter a name to help you identify the webfolder and click Next.
If you want the webfolder to open on completion of the wizard make sure there is a check in the box next to “Open this network place when I click finish”. Click Finish to complete the creation of a new network place.
4. To open the webfolder, just double click on the one you want to open from the My Network Places list.
On Vista computer with IE 8 the webfolder need to be mounted as a network drive. To mount the webfolder follow these steps:
To access the webfolder in the
future, open the computer icon and you should see it listed under network
locations. If it’s not listed after rebooting the computer the reconnect at
logon box wasn’t checked when the webfolder was mapped and you will have to
remap the webfolder again.