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The Secure WebDAV Plugin

The following video shows how to connect a Windows and Mac computer to a WebDAV server:

What is WebDAV?

Your computer stores your work on its disk drive. A 'Network drive' is just another disk drive that is connected via the network. You use a network drive just like you use your local disk drive -- you can open and edit documents directly on the network drive. However, the network drive server can be thousands of miles away from your current location.

WebDAV is a type of network drive that can be securely accessed over the Internet.

WebDAV Clients

The following WebDAV clients make it possible to use a remote BarracudaDrive server as a network drive.

Mac OS X

Mac OS X has excellent support for WebDAV built right into the operating system. To connect to a WebDAV server on Mac OS X, use the Finder "Connect to Server" command. Type the address of the BarracudaDrive server in the Server Address field -- e.g. enter: http://myserver/fs/any-valid-path/.

See our Mac Finder WebDAV tutorial for detailed instructions.

iPhone, iPod, iPad, Android, Windows Phone, and Blackberry

You can find WebDAV clients from multiple vendors on your smartphone and tablet app store. WebDAV clients are available for many smartphones and tablets, including iPhone, iPod, iPad, Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry.

Windows

Windows natively supports WebDAV, however, our recommendation is to use NetDrive. See our NetDrive tutorial if you want to use NetDrive or our Windows WebDAV tutorial if you want to use the native WebDAV client. Note that NetDrive and Windows XP have some issues with non-English characters so we recommend using WebDrive if you are accessing files with non-English letters. You may also want to check out our tutorial on how to open documents directly in Word and LibreOffice.

Linux

Linux provides a number of solutions for mounting the BarracudaDrive WebDAV server. See our Linux WebDAV tutorial for more information.

WebDAV Backup and Sync Solutions

GoodSync is file backup and file synchronization software that can backup to a WebDAV server. See the following tutorial for how to sync/backup via WebDAV.