WebDrive: Accessing SharePoint document libraries through drive letters


Aren't you annoyed by the fact that you can only access SharePoint document libraries from the newer versions of Office (XP, 2003), and not from applications like Photoshop (before version 6), textpad, autocad etc?


 Wouldn't it be great to have some drive-letter mappings to the document libraries you are working on, and that every application can access the documents in this document library on all versions of Windows?


I just stumbled across a tool called WebDrive from South River Technologies that does exactly this and much more! I can now access my favorite document libraries through drive-letters on our intranet that works over SSL. I love it.


This is a great solutions for all those organizations still on old OS's, old versions of Windows and using applications that no nothing about the WebDAV protocol. Costs: $39.95 per user, multi-user packs and site licenses available)


Have a look at http://www.southrivertech.com


PS: use WebDAV protocol, and remove encoded characters from url, so %20 must be replaced with a space.

Published Friday, July 02, 2004 11:15 PM by svdoever
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Friday, July 02, 2004 5:49 PM by Jay Nathan

# re: Accessing SharePoint document libraries through drive letter

So have you been able to use this tool with SharePoint Document Libraries?
Friday, July 02, 2004 9:15 PM by Greg

# re: WebDrive: Accessing SharePoint document libraries through drive letters

Very cool - just mapped W: to a doc library on MySite with no problems, over a VPN connection from home, even - nice! This will solve at least three limitation problems we have run up against. Thanks for the info.

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