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Access OakShare via WebDAV

Topic: Access OakShare via WebDAV
Audience: Students, Faculty and Staff
Creation Date: August 1, 2008
Author: Zachary Wincek

This document describes how to access OakShare via WebDAV. WebDAV is a protocol that allows one easily to upload and to download files. Web technologies provide WebDAV access for more interactive Web services.

Access OakShare via WebDAV for Windows 7

  • Click the “Start [button]” and select “Computer”.

  • Click "Map Network Drive"


  • Select a drive letter that you wish to use
  • Click "Connect to a Website that you can use to store your documents and pictures"


  • Click "Next" when the Network Wizard launches


  • Select "Choose a Custom Network Location
  • Click "Next"


  • Type https://files.oakland.edu/users/[Your NetID]/ using your unique NetID

  • Click "Next"


  • Enter your NetID and password


  • Select a name you wish to use for this location


  • Click "Finish" to complete the process


  • The mapped network location should now appear in the Computer window


Access OakShare via WebDAV for Mac OSX Lion

  • Click on the Finder and click "Go".
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  • Select "Connect to Server" and enter "https://files.oakland.edu/users/[NetID]" using your NetID

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  • Enter your NetID and password and click "Connect"
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  • The WebDAV connection should be able to be seen in the Shared Area of the Finder window
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For further help, please email helpdesk@oakland.edu, visit us at 202 Kresge Library or call (248)370-4357 Monday-Friday, 8 am - 5 pm.