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Webfolders - Windows 8.1

Microsoft has ceased security support for Windows 8.1 on 9 January 2018. This means that PCs running Windows 8.1 will no longer be safe to use.

Please contact your 1A partner to obtain a more recent operating system or a new PC.
This manual is for older systems and/or software and is no longer maintained.

This manual is meant for 1A-server users. It explains how you can use Webfolders. With Webfolders you can safely connect to shares which have been made available over the internet. Webfolders makes use of the WebDAV protocol.


To complete this manual, you will need:

  • The hostname of your 1A-server
  • The URL to Webfolders: https://<hostnaam>/webfolders/
    For example: https://company.com.alt001.com/webfolders/
  • Your username and password
  • When the URL contains alt001.com, first import the alt001.com root certificate


Download and install patches
  • Download the patches
  • Unzip the file webdav_patches.zip
  • Doubleclick the file size limit patch webdav_win8_max_file_size.reg (enables using files larger than 50 MB)
  • Click Run
  • Allow the installation (twice)
  • Click OK
  • Restart your computer
Download and install patches
Open window 'Map Network Drive'
  • Open Windows Explorer
  • Rightclick This PC
  • Select Map network drive...
Open window 'Map Network Drive'
Enter your information
  • Choose a drive letter at Drive:
  • Enter the URL at Folder:
    For example: https://klant.nl.alt001.com/webfolders/
  • If you want to make this mapping permanent, check Reconnect at logon
  • Check Connect using different credentials
Enter your information
Connecting to Webfolders
  • Click Finish to connect
  • Enter your username and password in the window Windows Security
Connecting to Webfolders
Webfolders is ready to use
  • When the connection has been established, the contents of Webfolders will appear in Windows Explorer
Webfolders is ready to use


Slow response on actions in Webfolders
  • Open the Control Panel
  • Click Network and internet
  • Click Internet Options
  • Go to the Connections tab
  • Click LAN Settings
  • Uncheck Automatically detect settings
  • Click OK
  • Click OK