WebDAV Help – Windows XP

This document is for Windows XP Web Space Users on www.nicholls.edu. You should have received your account information including your account name and password from the Website Manager.

Step 1

Windows XP Step 1

Click on the “My Computer” icon in your “Start” menu. This should open a new window.

Step 2

Windows XP Step 2

Select the menu item “Map Network Drive” from the “Tools” menu.

Step 3

Windows XP Step 3

In the “Wizard” window, click the link labeled “Sign up for online storage or connect to a network server”.

Step 4

Windows XP Step 4

Click next to start the “Add Network Place Wizard”.

Step 5

Windows XP Step 5

Select the item labeled “Choose another network location” and click “Next”.

Step 6

Windows XP Step 6

Type in the location as:
https://www.nicholls.edu/ed-<ACCOUNT NAME>/

You should use the account name or user name provided by the website manager. Be sure to include “https://” and the “ed-“ in front of your account name. Then Click “Next”.

Step 7

Windows XP Step 7

You should then be asked to enter your user name and password. Use the information provided by the website manager.

Step 8

Windows XP Step 8

You should either use the default name provided or a name that is easily recognizable for your web space then click “Next”.

Step 9

Windows XP Step 9

Click “Finish” to complete the “Add Network Place Wizard”.

Step 10

Windows XP Step 10

Your web space can now be accessed from the folder named in Step 8. This folder should be located under “My Network Places”. You may be asked to provide your username and password to your web space when you access this folder.

Windows XP Step 10

Web Space Information

You may now add, delete, or edit files directly. I suggest that you keep a local copy of your files in case of emergency. Some users copy the files to their machine, make desired changes, and then update their web space by copying the local files to the web server. This can also help prevent accidental deletions and changes.

Please remember that www.nicholls.edu is a public server. You should refrain from using it to store large file transfers, personal documents, and sensitive information.

If you need further assistance please contact the NSU Website Manager.