Mounting a Shared Folder using WebDAV on Windows


Before beginning this task, ensure that you have enabled WebDAV in the Control Panel. For details, see Enabling WebDAV.

WebDAV allows users to access and manage files on remote servers. You can mount a shared folder on your Windows computer as a network drive via WebDAV.

  1. On your Windows computer, open File Explorer.
  2. Right-click This PC and select Map network drive.

    Map Network Drive window appears.

  3. Specify the path of the shared folder that you want to access.

    Follow the format http://NAS_IP_address_or_host_name:port_number/shared_folder_name. For example:

  4. Enable Reconnect at sign-in and Connect using different credentials.
  5. Click Finish.

    Windows Security window appears.

  6. Specify your NAS login credentials.
  7. Click Connect.

    If you are unable to connect to this shared folder via WebDAV, you may need to modify the basic authentication level in Registry Editor. Right-click Start and select Run. Type regedit and click OK. In Registry Editor, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > Services > WebClient > Parameters. Open BasicAuthLevel and set the value data to 2. Restart your computer and try connecting to the shared folder using WebDAV again.

The NAS shared folder is mounted as a network drive via WebDAV. You can now access and manage the files in this shared folder using Windows File Explorer.