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WebDAV support is integrated into many of the latest operating systems on current computer systems and networks. When files and folders are stored on a remote server, such as those in BlueStep's Shared Files modules, the WebDAV protocol allows users of Windows, Mac or UNIX computers to access these items with the same ease as accessing the desktop on the user's own computer. Microsoft's WebDAV client is called Web Folders. BlueStep™ has also adopted this name for clarity and ease of identification.

Web Folders may only be used with operating systems and programs that have WebDAV support. These include Windows™ 98/2000/NT/ME/XP/Vista and Microsoft Office 2000™ and later versions. Mac OS X™, Goliath™ for Mac OS 8.1, WebDrive™, Adobe GoLive™, Macromedia Dreamweaver™ and many others also support WebDAV. Instructions for using WebFolders with Forms are given below:

Microsoft IE Instant Setup.
Setting up Web Folders For Windows Vista
Setting up Web Folders For Windows XP
Setting up Web Folders For Windows 2000
Setting up Web Folders For Windows ME/98/NT
Setting up Web Folders For Mac OS X
Setting up Web Folders For Mac OS 8.1 - 9.2

Web Folder Functions
Web Folders provide several distinct advantages and valuable benefits, including:

  • Drag-and-Drop functionality between user's computer and online shared files
  • Simultanious uploads or downloads of multiple files and folders
  • File and folder locking to prevent simultaneous updates by multiple users
  • Easy availability and integration with the user's desktop
  • Same online username/password for Web Folder access as for accessing this site
  • No need to use a browser for direct access to online files*

By providing Web Folders, BlueStep™ makes these software features immediately available to anyone using our Shared Files, Media Library and Document Library systems.

Theses functions are available in the BlueStep™ family of products through Team™, Connect™, HQ™ and Relate™. In these applications, files and folders may be posted though a browse-and-upload or scan-and-upload procedure using an internet browser. Using WebDAV, files and folders may be created, accessed, moved, edited and deleted using a drag-and-drop method (or keyboard cut-and-paste techniques). You may use either method (browser-based or desktop) at any time to perform these functions - using one does not preclude using the other when it is more convenient to do so.

* There are some advanced file and folder functions within Team™, Connect™, HQ™ and Relate™ that only the BlueStep platform supports. You will still need to use a browser to perform these functions.

Creating Web Folders
Users of BlueStep™ products may have access to one or many Shared Files, Media Libraries or Document Libraries, depending upon the number of Teams, Connect™ sites, HQ™ systems or Relate™ records available through their organization. For each of these which you would like to have available on your desktop, you will need to create a Web Folder. Once a folder is created for a specific Shared File page, you need never do so again. The Web Folders will available on your desktop (or other area in your file system) and continue to reflect the current state of the online Shared Files until you disconnect the folders.

You will find instructions below for setting up Web Folders under various operating systems, including Windows Vista, XP, 2000, 98, NT, Mac OS X and Mac Goliath. Any operating system may be configured in a variety of ways on any given computer. We have made every effort to offer instructions that are specific, yet point you in the correct direction should your OS vary from the usual set up. The important item in the instructions is the link (beginning with "http..."). Please be sure to copy-and-paste or type it into the appropriate field exactly as shown, excluding quotation marks.


Microsoft IE Instant Setup


Setting up Web Folders For Windows Vista


Setting up Web Folders For Windows XP


Setting up Web Folders For Windows 2000


Setting up Web Folders For Windows ME/98/NT


Setting up Web Folders For Mac OS X


Setting up Web Folders for Mac OS 8.1 - 9.2

  • Go to http://www.webdav.org/goliath/#download
  • Download and install Goliath
  • Start application by clicking on the Goliath icon
  • Click on the Goliath New Connection screen
  • Within the resulting window enter "http://ldsfsarp.bluestep.net/files/2006533/" (or use "http://ldsfsarp.bluestep.net/public/2006533/" for anonymous access)
  • If prompted for a username and password, enter the regular username and password you use to access this site
  • Click OK