How to Use Windows Built-In Web Folders

Windows OS - My Network PlacesWeb Folders is a built-in WebDAV accessibility feature to many computers running Windows. It allows you to access your SwissDisk account as a "Network Place" so that you can move, rename and save files directly onto your encrypted storage space via the familiar Windows Explorer interface.

Web Folders has been supported since Windows 98. This document outlines two methods for configuring Web Folders to access your SwissDisk account as a "Network Place", both diagram screenshots from Windows XP. The process is very similar to other versions of Windows. If you need assistance, please contact our Customer Support Center.

You can find more information on Wikipedia regarding quirks in the WebDAV implementation of Microsoft Windows, as well as work arounds, and ways to map as a network drive.

Method 1 – Internet Explorer


Open Internet Explorer. Choose "Open..." from under the File menu.


Internet Explorer - Open Command

You will need to enter the following server address where "myusername" will be your SwissDisk username that you selected when you signed up for the service. Please note that you must enter HTTPS at the beginning of the address. Also, you much check the box "Open as Web Folder".

  • Enter the Open Address: https://disk.swissdisk.com/myusername
  • Check the box: Open as Web Folder
  • Click the "OK" button.
Windows Internet Explorer - Open Dialog Box

Afterward you will be asked for your SwissDisk username and password. For your convenience when connecting after rebooting or logging in, you can have Windows remember your password.

Windows - Authentication

Method 2 – Add Network Place Wizard


Within the "My Network Places" window, you can "Add" a new network place. Doing so will open the following window. Click "Next".

Windows - Add Network Place

Select "Choose another network location..." from the following window.

Add Network Place - Choose another network location...

You will need to enter the following server address where "myusername" will be your SwissDisk username that you selected when you signed up for the service. Please note that you must enter HTTPS at the beginning of the address.

  • Enter the Network Address: https://disk.swissdisk.com/myusername
  • Click the "Next" button.
Add Network Place - SwissDisk Address

Afterward you will be asked for your SwissDisk username and password. For your convenience when connecting after rebooting or logging in, you can have Windows remember your password.

Add Network Place - Authentication

Enter a name for your "Network Place". This can be anything you choose.

Add Network Place - Name

Click "Finish".

Add Network Place -  Finish

Your SwissDisk account will now be accessible via Windows Explorer as a "Network Place".

Your SwissDisk as a Network Place

You can now access your SwissDisk account as a "Network Place" so that you can move, rename and save files directly onto your encrypted storage space.

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