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Instruction for the Access on SoFS under Windows 7 via WebDAV

Screenshot: Windows 7 Superbar mit Explorer-Symbol
  • Open the Windows Explorer (not Internet Explorer).
    For this purpose click on the yellow folder symbol in the taskbar, which is next to the start button (in the sreenshot it is marked with the red arrow).

Tip: You can also press the keyboard shortcut Windows key + E.


  • In the Explorer window, click on "Computer" in the left hand side pane. Then choose the entry "map network drive" in the top bar (see the arrow in the adjacent screenshot). When the Explorer window is rather narrow, the above mentioned entry will not be displayed. In this case, you can either drag the window wider or click on the button with the two small right-facing arrows at the top bar and select "choose network drive".
  • Another way to open the required dialog window (not shown in the screenshot) is to right-click on the "Computer" icon in the left hand side pane and click on "map network drive" there.

Tip: You can also briefly press the "Alt" key on the keyboard. Then a menu bar appears (File — Edit — View — Tools) and you can select the item "Map network drive" from the "Tools" menu. This way, you don't have to click on "computer" first to get the entry "map network drive" in the top bar.

  • Choose a drive letter from the list (for example "S" like SoFS). In the field "folder", fill in the path to the desired domain. These are: 

      • For "private"-domains:[account-name]
      • For the "public"-domains:[first letter of the account-name]/[account-name]
      • For the "projects"-domain:

    • Remember to replace the components, which are set in square brackets, with your own data.
    • For example: or

    Tip: You can also specify the name of a subfolder which you access most frequently. 
    Examples: or

    • It may take a moment until the connection is established . Please have a little patience.
    • Insert username (with the addition "AD\") and password of your student,- or employee-account in the login-window.
    • Examle: AD\mmuster2
      Make sure that you use a backslash (on keyboard: AltGr+ß)
    • It depends on your desired level of security if you save your login data or not.
    • Of course, you should never save your password on foreign computers. 
    • If the entered password is not correct, you are asked to repeat it again. Check also  if the displayed username is correct. 

    • After a short time, an Explorer-window will open in which the contents of the selected SoFS-area are displayed. Here you can open files as usual with double-click, copy them with drag-and drop or move them.
    • If you want to disconnect the connection, click with the right mouse button on the connected network drive and choose from the context menu "disconnect".

    If you have any questions or problems, please contact the RRZK-Helpdesk