Setting up Web Folders

If you are a Windows user, click here for detailed instructions on the Web Folders setup process. If you are a Macintosh user, click here.

For Windows users

Step 1: Set up Web Folders on your computer

On many Windows® systems, you already have Web Folders installed, as it is an option with Internet Explorer 6 (and above) for Windows. On the newest versions of Windows, Web Folders is called "My Network Places."

Please check to see if you have Web Folders already on your system. If you do not, follow the Web Folders setup process provided for your Windows version.

In Windows 2000 or XP

Web Folders is called My Network Places and it comes set up on the system. My Network Places appears on the Start menu.

You can now go to the instructions to create a new Web Folder/Network Place.

In Windows ME

Web Folders is called My Network Places and Windows ME typically comes with Web Folders already installed. On your computer desktop, you see the My Network Places icon.

If you do not see the My Network Places icon on your desktop, please download and re-install Internet Explorer 6 (or above) from the Microsoft website.

You can now go to the instructions to create a new Web Folder/Network Place.

In Windows 95, 98, or NT

To see if you already have Web Folders installed, double-click My Computer on your computer desktop. You see the Web Folders icon:

If you do not see the Web Folders icon, follow these steps to install Web Folders:

  1. On your computer desktop, click Start > Settings > Control Panel.

  2. Double-click Add/Remove Programs.

  3. Select Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 and Internet Tools, and then click Add/Remove.

  4. Select Add a component, and then click OK.

  5. Select Web Folders, and then click Next.
    Windows will download and install Web Folders on your PC.

  6. When the installation is complete, click Finish to return to your desktop.

Step 2: Create a new Web Folder/Network Place

Now create a Web Folder that allows you to access your Documents application. The Web Folder goes to the top of your Documents folder tree and you can browse the entire tree, just as you do on your Windows® desktop.

The steps to create a new Web Folder vary with the version of Windows you are running.

In Windows XP:

In Windows XP, Web Folders are called Network Places. Create a new Network Place using the Add Network Place wizard.

  1. To begin the Add Network Place wizard:

  1. Click Next.

  2. Select Choose another network location, and then click Next.

  3. Enter the web address of your Documents application. For sites that are not SSL enabled, use the following format:

    http://OurCompany.webexone.com:80/~docs


    Tip:
    Be sure to replace OurCompany with the actual URL of your site. Be sure to include :80/~docs at the end. Since your site is not SSL enabled you must prefix your web address with http://

    If your site is SSL enabled, enter the web address for your Documents application in this format:

    https://OurCompany.webexone.com:443/~docs


    Tip:
    Be sure to replace OurCompany with the actual URL of your site. Be sure to include :443/~docs at the end. For SSL enabled sites, you must prefix your web address with https://

  4. Click Next.

  5. You see a dialog box asking you to log into your site. Enter your Login Name and Password for your site, and then click OK.

  6. Entering your login information ensures that you see only the documents that you would normally be allowed to see on your site.

  7. Enter a name for the Web Folder. Pick a name you are likely to remember.

  8. Click Next.

  9. Click Finish.

The wizard creates a link to your site on the My Network Places page. To access your documents, double-click this link.

For more information about what to do now, see "Managing folders via Web Folders".

In Windows 2000 or ME:

To create a Web Folder for your Documents application, use the Add Network Place wizard.

  1. On your computer desktop, double-click My Network Places:

  2. Double-click Add Network Place:

  3. Continue with the procedures beginning from Step 3 below.

In Windows 95, 98 or NT:

To create a Web Folder for your Documents application, use the Add Web Folder wizard.

  1. On your computer desktop, double-click My Computer > Web Folders:

  2. Double-click Add Web Folder:

  3. You see a wizard to help you through the rest of the process:

  4. In the location box, enter the Web address for your site, followed by /~docs.

    For example, type: http://OurCompany.webexone.com/~docs

    Tip:
    You must prefix your web address with http://. If your site has SSL enabled, you must prefix your web address with https://.

    Tip:
    Some firewalls do not work with Web Folders unless you specify the port number as part of the URL. For sites that are not SSL enabled use port 80, as in the following example:

       http://OurCompany.webexone.com:80/~docs


    For sites that are SSL enabled use port 443, as in the following example:

          https://OurCompany.webexone.com:443/~docs

  5. Click Next.

  6. You see a dialog box asking you to log into your site. Enter your Login Name and Password for your site, and then click OK.

    Entering your login information ensures that you see only the documents that you would normally be allowed to see on your site.

  7. Enter a name for the Web Folder. Pick a name you are likely to remember.

  8. Click Finish.

After completing the wizard, you see the Group Documents folder displayed in the directory, and you see all the files you normally see on your site.

For Macintosh users

On the Macintosh, Web Folders is called WebDAV (Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning). If your Macintosh has OS X version 10.1 or higher, WebDAV is already installed. Otherwise, you must first install and set up the Goliath WebDAV client software.

OS X 10.1 WebDAV setup instructions

To setup WebDAV on OS X version 10.1 or higher:

  1. In the Finder, select Connect to Server from the Go menu.

  2. Enter the web address for your web office in the URL box, followed by /~docs. For example, type:

http://OurCompany.webexone.com/~docs.

  1. Enter your web office Login Name and Password.

After the connection is completed, the ~docs folder appears on your desktop and functions just like any other drive.

Goliath WebDAV client install and setup instructions

To download and set up the Goliath WebDAV client:

  1. Download and install the Goliath client from www.webdav.org/goliath.

  2. After installation, start the Goliath client.

  3. You are prompted to create a new WebDAV connection.

  4. In the URL box, enter the web address for your web office, followed by /~docs. For example, type:

http://OurCompany.webexone.com/~docs

  1. Click the Basic Authentication checkbox, and then enter the Login Name and Password for your web office.

  2. Click OK.

This opens a WebDAV connection, which enables you to see all the files and folders on your web office without opening your browser. You can add new files and folders, drag and drop files from your desktop to your web office, and save files from applications such as Microsoft Word®, directly to your web office.

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