Using HiDrive with CIFS/SMB (Mapped as a Network Drive)

The CIFS/SMB protocol enables a network drive to be set up that connects to your HiDrive cloud storage. CIFS/SMB is standard in all Windows systems and is also supported by other operating systems. This article explains how to set it up.

Requirements
  • HiDrive Pro package or another HiDrive package in combination with add-on protocols
  • Administrator permissions in HiDrive or administrator privileges granted by another HiDrive administrator

Activation in Your HiDrive Account

To activate CIFS/SMB in your HiDrive account, follow these steps:

  • Log in to your HiDrive account.
  • In the menu bar, select Settings > Access Rights and Protocols.
  • Click on the pen icon.
  • Activate the Windows Drive (CIFS, SMB) checkbox.
  • Complete your changes by clicking Save.

CIFS/SMB Using Windows 10

To set up HiDrive in Windows 10:

  • Open Windows Explorer.
  • Click on This PC.
  • Click on the Computer tab and select Map Network Drive.
  • Select a drive letter from the drop-down menu.
  • Type the address \\smb3.hidrive.ionos.com\root into the Folder field.
  • Save your settings by clicking on Finish.
  • Enter your HiDrive user name and the corresponding password.
  • HiDrive will now be available under the designated drive letter and can be used the same way as a normal windows drive.
Please Note

Under Windows 10, you can only authenticate one user per server when using the CIFS/SMB protocol. However, you can connect multiple servers by changing the server address you enter into the Folder field.

To do so, simply enter any character string in front of the path name, such as \\user2.smb3.hidrive.ionos.com\root. Your entry must be separated from the rest of the address with a period.

CIFS/SMB Using a Mac

To set up HiDrive with SMB/CIFS using Mac OS X:

  • Switch to the Finder.
  • Select Go to > Connect to Server.
  • Enter the following server address: smb://cifs.hidrive.ionos.com/root
  • Complete your entry by clicking on Connect.
  • Enter your HiDrive user name and password.
  • Activate the checkbox Save Password in Keychain as not activating this feature may result in error messages.
  • Complete your entry by clicking on Connect.

CIFS/SMB Using Linux (Ubuntu)

To connect HiDrive using the standard Gnome desktop under Ubuntu (version 17.10 and later), follow these steps:

  • Open the Gnome fie manager.
  • Select Connect to Server.
  • Enter the following server address: smb://cifs.hidrive.ionos.com/root
  • Complete the entry by clicking on Connect.
  • Select Connect as a registered user.
  • Enter your HiDrive user name and password.
  • Check Remember Forever.
  • Finish by clicking on Connect.

Using HiDrive Over an SMB Connection with an AVM FRITZ!Box

If you are using an AVM FRITZ!Box, the NetBIOS filter must be deactivated to be able to use the connection via SMB since it blocks port 445, among other related issues.

To deactivate the NetBIOS filter in your AVM FRITZ!Box, follow these steps:

  • Open the configuration of your AVM FRITZ!Box.
  • If you have not already done so, set up the Extended configuration view.
  • Go to Internet > Filters > Lists.
  • Deactivate the NetBIOS Filter Active checkbox under Global Filter Settings.