Our recommendation: DRACOON for Windows
With DRACOON for Windows you can also mount DRACOON as a drive in Windows and have the following advantages over WebDAV:
- Direct access to previous file versions
- Support for encrypted data rooms
- Creation of shares and file requests directly from within File Explorer
- Better performance
To integrate a data room as a network drive via WebDAV, follow these steps:
- Start File Explorer.
- In the sidebar, select This PC.
- If the ribbon is collapsed, click the Computer tab to expand the ribbon.
- Click Map network drive.
- In the Folder field, paste the address that was copied to the clipboard after clicking Copy WebDAV path (Web App version 5) or Connect as drive (Web App version 4) while viewing a data room. Do not change upper and lower-case letters. The drive letter can be chosen freely, as long as it is not yet in use by a different drive on your computer.
- Enter the username and password of the DRACOON account you want to use for signing in.
Depending on the login method, the username must be entered in a format appropriate for that method:
- When logging in with your email address, it is sufficient to enter it in the Name field, e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org
- When logging in via an Active Directory account (see image above), the user name must be entered as follows: ad\username. Entering ad\ before the user name is mandatory in this case.
- If username and password were successfully entered, the respective data room will now be connected to and visible as a network drive, so that files and folders can be edited and shared just like on a normal drive.
In case performance problems arise while accessing DRACOON via WebDAV, navigate to the menu tab Extras --> Internet options --> Connections --> LAN settings in Internet Explorer.
The checkbox by Detect settings automatically should not be selected:
Launching the web client service is a requirement to successfully establishing a connection. This can be verified by using the keyboard shortcut Windows key + R. Continue by entering “services.msc” in the window that is now visible and click OK.
Usually, the overview of all Windows services will now be visible. If this isn't the case, you need to contact your local administrator.
The status of the “WebClient” service must be “Started”. If this isn’t the case, the service can be started by clicking Start in the top left corner. If this isn't possible, contact your local administrator.