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Using WebDAV with Windows Explorer

Article ID: 623  |  Last updated: 12 Aug, 2016

Note: The following information only applies to Surround SCM 2016.0 and earlier.

You can add a network place to access WebDAV directories using Windows Explorer. Adding a network place for a WebDAV directory is only supported in Windows XP and later and if the WebDAV CGI is hosted on an Apache web server.

  1. Open My Network Places.
  2. Double-click Add Network Place. The Add Network Place Wizard starts.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Click Choose Another Network Location.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Enter the WebDAV directory address.
  7. For example, enter
  8. Click Next. The connection to the WebDAV directory is tested.
  9. Enter a name for the new network place or accept the default name.
  10. Click Next.
  11. Click Finish. The new network place is added.
  12. Open the new folder in My Network Places to access Surround SCM branches, repositories, and files.


  • You can also add a network place using Internet Explorer. Choose File > Open. Enter the WebDAV directory address and select Open as Web Folder.
  • Some file editors create temporary files to save your data then try to overwrite the existing file with the temporary file. Surround SCM does not support this functionality. To edit files using WebDAV, copy the file to a local directory, edit the file, then copy the file back in to the WebDAV directory.
  • You cannot map a network drive to a WebDAV directory. To assign a drive letter to a WebDAV directory, use third-party software such as WebDrive.
Article ID: 623  |   Last updated: 12 Aug, 2016
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