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How to access Web Disks on Microsoft operating systems

This article describes how to access Web Disks using Microsoft operating systems.

Accessing a Web Disk using Windows 8

To access a Web Disk using Windows 8, follow these steps:

  1. Start File Explorer, click Computer, and then click Add a network location. The Add Network Location Wizard appears.
  2. Click Next.
  3. Click Choose a custom network location, and then click Next.
  4. In the Internet or network address text box, type https://example.com:2078, replacing example.com with the A2 Hosting server name for your account.
    For information about how to determine your account's server name, please see this article.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Type the username and password for the Web Disk account, and then click OK.
    To avoid retyping your username and password when you access the Web Disk, select the Remember my credentials check box.
  7. If you want to the change the network place name, type the new name in the Type a name for this network location text box.
  8. Click Next.
  9. To access the Web Disk immediately, select the Open this network location when I click Finish check box.
  10. Click Finish. The Web Disk home directory appears. You can now access your Web Disk at any time by starting File Explorer and expanding the Network folder.

Accessing a Web Disk using Windows 7

To access a Web Disk using Windows 7, follow these steps:

  1. From the Desktop, click the Start menu, and then click Computer.
  2. Click Map Network Drive.
  3. In the Drive list box, select the drive letter you want to use.
  4. In the Folder text box, type https://example.com:2078, replacing example.com with the A2 Hosting server name for your account.
    For information about how to determine your account's server name, please see this article.
  5. To automatically establish a connection to the Web Disk every time you log on to the computer, select the Reconnect at logon check box.
  6. Click Finish.
  7. When the Windows Security dialog box appears, type the username and password for the Web Disk account.
    To avoid retyping your username and password when you access the Web Disk, select the Remember my credentials check box.
  8. Click OK. After Windows establishes a connection to the Web Disk account, it opens an Explorer window that shows the files.

Accessing a Web Disk using Windows Vista

To access a Web Disk using Windows Vista, follow these steps:

  1. From the Desktop, click the Start menu, and then click Computer.
  2. Click Map Network Drive.
  3. Click Connect to a Web site that you can use to store your documents and pictures. The Add Network Location wizard appears.
  4. Click Next.
  5. Click Choose a custom network location, and then click Next.
  6. In the Internet or network address text box, type https://example.com:2078, replacing example.com with the A2 Hosting server name for your account.
    For information about how to determine your account's server name, please see this article.
  7. Click Next.
  8. Type the username and password for the Web Disk account, and then click OK.
    To avoid retyping your username and password when you access the Web Disk, select the Remember my credentials check box.
  9. If you want to the change the network place name, type the new name in the Type a name for this network location text box.
  10. Click Next.
  11. To access the Web Disk immediately, select the Open this network location when I click Finish check box.
  12. Click Finish. The Web Disk home directory appears. You can now access your Web Disk at any time by starting Windows Explorer and expanding the Network folder.

Accessing a Web Disk using Windows XP, Windows 2003, or Windows 2000

To access a Web Disk using Windows XP, Windows 2003, or Windows 2000, follow these steps:

  1. Go to My Network Places:
    • If you are using Windows XP, click the Start menu on the Desktop, and then click My Network Places.
    • If you are using Windows 2000 or Windows 2003, start Windows Explorer, and then click My Network Places.
  2. Click Add a network place. The Add Network Place wizard appears.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Select Choose another network location, and then click Next.
  5. In the Internet or network address text box, type https://example.com:2078, replacing example.com with the A2 Hosting server name for your account.

    For information about how to determine your account's server name, please see this article.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Type the username and password for the Web Disk account.

    To avoid retyping your password when you access the Web Disk, select the Remember my password check box.
  8. Click OK.
  9. If you want to change the network place name, type the new name in the text box.
  10. Click Next.
  11. Click Finish. The Web Disk home directory appears. You can now access your Web Disk at any time by going to My Network Places and opening the folder.

Accessing a Web Disk using Windows 98

To access a Web Disk using Windows 98, follow these steps:

  1. From the desktop, double-click My Computer.
  2. Double-click Web Folders.
  3. Double-click Add Web Folder. The Add Web Folder wizard appears.
  4. In the Type the location to add text box, type https://example.com:2078, replacing example.com with the A2 Hosting server name for your account.
    For information about how to determine your account's server name, please see this article.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Type the username and password for the Web Disk account, and then click OK.
  7. To change the Web Folder name, type the new name in the text box.
  8. Click Finish. The Web Disk home directory appears.