Access with WebDAV

Last change on 2021-04-12 • Created on 2020-05-18


You can access your Storage Box by using WebDAV; this will give you an encryped connection.

By default, WebDAV for Storage Boxes is deactivated. You can activate it for free via Robot. After you activate WebDAV, it can take a few minutes before you can access your Storage Box via WebDAV.

Unfortunately, the WebDAV protocol does not support the output of the available memory and it may produce false values. Please use sftp instead as is described in Determining available memory.

Please use your assigned hostname, username, and password. If you are using a sub-account, please make sure to use the sub-account username and link for the connection.

With Windows servers, it may be necessary to install the Desktop View or Desktop Experience feature.



To create a link to the WebDAV directory, use the following command:

mount -t davfs https://<username> /MOUNTPOINT

By adding the following line to /etc/fstab, your system will automatically mount the file system at boot. (It is a single line!):

https://<username> /MOUNTPOINT davfs rw,uid=<system_user>,gid=<system_group>,file_mode=0660,dir_mode=0770 0 0

So you can automatically mount the WebDAV directory, enter the following line in the file /etc/davfs2/secrets:

https://<username> <username> <password>

In Debian-based distributions, the command davfs is provided via a package of the same name:

apt-get install davfs2


In Windows, use the following instructions to connect to your Storage Box via WebDAV:

  1. Open Windows Explorer.
  2. Windows 7: On the left, click on Computer and then at the top, click on Map network drive.
    Windows 8/10: On the left, click on This PC. And then at the top, click on Computer and then on Map network drive.
  3. Click on Connect to a Web site that you can use to store your documents and pictures.
  4. In the new assistent, click on Next.
  5. Select Choose a custom network location and click on Next.
  6. Under Internet or network address enter the address of your Storage Box with the protocol https (For example: https://<username> and click on Next.
  7. Now you can assign a new name for the network address under the one that should be visible in Windows. Then, click on Next.
  8. Now click on Finish.
  9. Now enter the user name and password of your Storage Box in the login dialog.
  10. The setup of your Storage Box as a network address should now be finished, and you should be able to find it under This PC (Windows 8.1/10) or Computer (Windows 7/8).



  • ES File Explorer

Errors in Files Larger than 50 MB (Windows)

If you see the following error message during a copying process from Windows to a WebDAV directory, it is likely caused by a file that is larger than 50 MB:

The file size exceeds the limit allowed and cannot be saved.

This is blocked by a security setting in Windows. The following link demonstrates how you can remove this limit:

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