Setting Up WebDAV on Windows 8/10

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In this article, you will learn how to set up a network drive on Windows 8 and Windows 10 using WebDAV.

WebDAV is a communication protocol with which you can easily copy data that is on your webspace to your PC or vice versa.

You can also use a WebDAV network drive in Windows like a normal hard drive.

Please Note

To set up a WebDAV network drive under Windows 8 or Windows 10, you will have to edit the Windows registry.

Performing changes to the Windows registry is done at your own risk.

To set up a network drive under Windows 8 or Windows 10 using WebDAV, simply follow these steps:


You have logged in to Windows 8 or Windows 10 as an administrator.

Customizing the Windows Registry

To adjust the Windows registry:

  • Windows 8: Press the Windows key + R. Then, in the Run window, type regedit and click OK.

    Windows 10: In the search box located on the Windows 10 taskbar, type regedit and click the Registry Editor in the results.

  • In the Registry Editor, locate the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WebClient\Parameters.

  • Double-click the BasicAuthLevel entry.

  • Check the value specified in the Value data field and change it to 2 if necessary.

  • Click OK.

  • Restart your computer.

Mounting a WebDAV Network Drive in Windows 8/10

  • Open the Windows Explorer.

  • Windows 8: Click Add Network Location at the top of the menu bar on the Computer tab.

    Windows 10: Right-click Network on the left menu bar. Then click Map network drive...

  • Select the desired drive label (letter).

  • Click the link Connect to a Web site that you can use to store your documents and pictures, and the Add a network address window opens.

  • Click Next.

  • Click Choose a custom network location.

  • Click Next and the Add Network Location window will open.

  • In the Internet or network address field, enter your domain in the following format:

    For Windows web hosting packages:

    For Linux web hosting packages:

  • No forwarding must be set up for the domain.

  • Please check the DNS settings of your IONOS domain for any errors if the Internet or network address you entered is not accepted and reset the DNS settings if necessary.

  • In the Windows Security window, enter the user name and password.

Please Note

You will find the login details in your Control Panel. Log in now and view your FTP connection details.

  • Click OK.

  • Click Next.

  • Enter a name for the new network address.

  • Click Next.

  • Click Finish.

The WebDAV network drive is added. You can then open the WebDAV network drive in Windows Explorer.