WebDrive for Windows


WebDrive makes it possible to reach your UT documents while you are working at home and/or on your mobile device. You can reach your data by using Finder, Windows Explorer or a mobile device with WebDAV app (e.g. GoodReader, WebDAV Navigator).

It is not possible to copy big files, like CDs or big programs; maximum file size is 50 MB. If you want to upgrade this can be done through http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/2668751 using the MS Fix-it or by changing the registry youself and restart the webclient-service.

To reach your data, you use a WebDAV protocol. There are several WebDAV clients for different platforms (Apple Mac OS, iOS, Microsoft Windows and Ubuntu Linux). Because the data is transported via internet, you can reach your data nearly everywhere. You don’t need VPN connection and your data is secured by HTTPS connection.


This manual has been written for Windows 8. It is possible that the images for other versions of Windows are slightly different, but the steps are nearly identical. There is another manual for Mac and mobile devices.

When working through the manual, you will frequently have to perform operations. A specific style of writing is used for these instructions: references to text and buttons on screens are printed in italics, data that you have to enter yourself is printed in bold.

There are two methods to add WebDrive to Windows.

Via File Explorer

Via Command Prompt


Step 1: Connect to server

Click Start > Computer.

Click Map Network Drive.

Step 2: Server adress

In the field behind Drive, select a capital for a server that is free (e.g. W).

In the field behind Folder, enter https://webdrive.utwente.nl.

Select Reconnect at logon.

Select Connect using different credentials.

Click Finish.

Step 3: Login

In the first field, enter ad\<username> (bv. ad\goghv).

In the second field, enter the appropriate password.

Select Remember my credentials.


Step 1: Open CMD

Click Start .

Enter CMD

Press Enter.

Step 2: Add drive

In the black box, enter Net use * https://webdrive.utwente.nl /user:ad\<username> (enter your own username, bv. goghv.).

Press Enter.

Enter the appropriate password.

Press Enter.