Connect OneDrive as network drive to WebDAV in Windows 10
In the new Windows 10, along with a radical transformation of the interface, you will find there are some changes in the specifics of work within the operating system of the cloud storage OneDrive. The client application OneDrive disappeared, and regular service began to work on a different principle of providing access to data. In Windows 10 when you connect to OneDrive by logging in the account of the store selected for the sync data folder downloaded from the Internet and stored locally on the computer. This approach provides efficiency when you access the OneDrive files, but its a natural side effect will use of resources on the hard disk.
Whether locally on the computer, all data stored on OneDrive? In most cases, unlikely. When connecting to OneDrive can be limited to synchronization of a couple of the most often used folders.
Full access to all data the cloud service can be obtained when using the web interface in the browser and within Windows via Explorer or a third-party file Manager, if connect OneDrive as network drive via WebDAV Protocol.
Windows 10, like version predecessor, allows you to connect cloud services for WebDAV. All files will be physically posted on the Internet without taking up too much space on the computer, and access to them will be implemented inside the operating system like any other network resource. Access via WebDAV Protocol enables you to work with files that are on mapped network resource, via any software that displays the data structure of the system. OneDrive files can be copied and moved to a local disk, and Vice versa – to transfer from the computer in the vault, rename files and folders. As in the case of any other networked resource, a work OneDrive via WebDAV Protocol would make the Internet speed and performance of your computer’s hard disk.
To connect OneDrive as network drive it is necessary in the navigation pane of Windows Explorer, choose «This computer», switch to the horizontal tab is «Computer» and click «map network drive» (it is also available in the context menu).
In the resulting window, select assign drive letter, check, set check mark reconnect at logon, and in the Folder field, enter the address of the network resource OneDrive by type:
Or alternative address:
Instead of the value «Codeeditor» you need to substitute accordingly your ID code. This is the code of numeric and alphabetic values of Latin displayed in the web interface of the cloud service. It appears in the address bar of the browser window when you open any of the files stored on OneDrive, followed by value «id=».
Then fill the form fields of the authorization in OneDrive. To continue permanently not to enter the username and password of your cloud vault, you can set the option to remember login details.
After connecting to OneDrive as a network share it will be available among the devices and drives section This PC. Not to spoil the view system conductor unreadable characters in your network, the newly connected drive can be renamed, calling it the shortcut menu and selecting the appropriate command or just pressing the F2 key.
Among the functions context menu on a network drive OneDrive, there is the command «Disable».
It therefore will turn off the display of cloud storage in file Explorer, and access to it, when it will no longer be necessary.