With WebDAV (World Wide Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning), you can create a UDrive folder on your computer and move files directly between this folder and your UDrive account without having to use a Web browser.
Note: We do not recommend that you create a WebDAV connection to UDrive on a shared or public computer (e.g., computers in UMass Amherst IT Computer Classrooms).
Map Network Drive
Windows 7: Add Network Location
These instructions let you create a WebDAV connection to your UDrive in Windows 7.
- On your computer, go to Start > Computer and on the toolbar, click Map Network Drive. The Map Network Drive window will open.
- In the Map Network Drive window, click Connect to a Web site that you can use to store your documents and pictures (at bottom). The Add Network Location window will open.
- In the Add Network Location window, click Next.
- In the Where do you want to create this network location? window, click Choose a custom network location and click Next.
- In the Specify the location of your Web site window, in the Internet or network address: field, enter https://udrive.oit.umass.edu/yournetid, where yournetid is your UMass Amherst IT NetID, and click Next. You will be prompted for your NetID and your NetID password.
- In the What do you want to name this location? window, in the Type a name for this network location: field, enter a name for your WebDAV connection (e.g., My UDrive), then click Next.
- In the Completing the Add Network Location Wizard window, click Finish.
- To access your WebDAV folder, go to Start > Computer. Your UDrive WebDAV folder will be listed under Network Locations.
- You can now save, copy/paste, or drag-and-drop files and folders directly to this folder. Any files you place here will be available when you access UDrive using a browser.