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WebDAV for Windows: Drag-and-Drop Files to UDrive

About WebDAV

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.

  1. On your computer, go to Start > Computer and on the toolbar, click Map Network Drive. The Map Network Drive window will open.
  2. 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.
  3. In the Add Network Location window, click Next.
  4. In the Where do you want to create this network location? window, click Choose a custom network location and click Next.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. In the Completing the Add Network Location Wizard window, click Finish.
  8. To access your WebDAV folder, go to Start > Computer. Your UDrive WebDAV folder will be listed under Network Locations.
  9. 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.