To be merged with the CloudDav page.

WebDav Drive

Last updated on Dec. 11, 2018.

Storage Made Easy implemented the protocol WebDav above any mapped storage Cloud, something we call CloudDav. WebDav can be used as a means to create a network drive in desktop operating systems.  

This drive is not to be confused with the SME Cloud Drive which is a native drive implementation that uses a technology called FUSE to be able to present a Cloud network drive.  

The WebDav drive is offered as an alternative to the native SME Cloud Drive.

The Mac implementation of WebDav is not performant due to the way that the Finder works when trying to lock and check files and folder. For this reason we block its use. If a Drive is required for use with a Mac then please use our Mac Drive.

The WebDav drive can easily be setup from the SME Control Panel or if zero install is required it can be setup at the command line or in a script as below:

NET USE * \\\DavWWWRoot  


(or NET USE * \\\DavWWWRoot for the SME EU Server)

Once the Drive is set then it can be accessed directly in Windows Explorer or directly from other Apps using the drive letter.

SME also built some default shell integration into the drive so that enables direct access to SME features on right click.

The other neat thing about WebDav is that it integrates with the SME locking feature so that if you create, open or edit a word in MS office for example, it will be marked as locked for other users, and be available in read only, until you close the document or exit word.

Note that we do not test or support our software on Windows 7. The information in this section is provided on an as-is basis.

  1. On Windows 7 there is a known bug which slows down the use of WebDav. Make sure that the proxy settings in IE are disabled. For some reason, at times, the settings “Automatically Detect Settings” In the connection tab reset itself. If it is disabled the drive works as expected. It is is activated performance degrades.

    2. Also on Windows 7 there is a known bug where Windows forgets the connections information an continues to ask to reconnect between sessions. Please see this article for how to resolve this.

WebDav can also be used on the Linux Operating Systems using a WebDav Client such as Sabre\Dav