WebDav: Can't connect Windows Web Folder

Hi all,

i tried to establish a windows web folder connection to my confluence server.

By entering the URL directly into the browser (IE,FF) it is working fine.

But if i try to set up the windows web folder connection i got the following error:

Does anybody know a solution for this error?



1 answer

Hi Kevin,

Do any of these apply:

Windows Network Drive

To map a Confluence WebDAV client network drive, your Confluence instance must be configured so that all of the following criteria is met:

  • Uses HTTP (not HTTPS)
  • Listens on port 80 (not 8080, which is the default port value used by the popular application server Apache Tomcat that runs many Confluence EAR / WAR installations, or 8090, the default for Confluence distributions)
  • Has no context root
  • There is an issue (WBDV-208) that can prevent Network Drives from being mapped. Please use the Network Folders steps below as a workaround.

This is information from the following page: https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/DOC/Configuring+a+WebDAV+client+for+Confluence

Especially the port 80 one is something to easily overlook.

Best regards,


Hi Peter,

Thanks for your reply.

I already know the confluence description you sent me.

But i don't want to map a Confluence WebDAV client network drive.

I want to map a confluence WebDAV client web folder:

Windows Web Folder

To map a Confluence WebDAV client web folder in Windows XP:

  1. Go to My Network Places and choose 'Add a network place'. The 'Add Network Place Wizard' opens.
  2. Click 'Next', ensure that 'Choose another network location' is selected and then click 'Next' again.
  3. In the 'Internet or network address' field, enter the URL for the Confluence WebDAV location (for example, http://<confluenceserver url>/confluence/plugins/servlet/confluence/default or http://<confluenceserver url>/plugins/servlet/confluence/default) and then click 'Next'.
    When prompted for login credentials, specify your Confluence username and password.
  4. Provide a meaningful name for your web folder and proceed with the remainder of the wizard.
  5. Click 'Finish'.

So i don't have to meet the criteria for the network drive mapping.

Best Regards,


Hmm, okay my mistake.

Just wondering, could you remove the trailing / from your url. (the example in the text you've quoted doesn't have one).

Best regards,


Also tried without the trailing /

It's still not working...

Any information on that?

Sorry I don't have any idea's left.
Maybe you can create a support ticket at https://support.atlassian.com ?

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