With WebDAV you can access the Drive app files in the same way as when accessing local files on your disk. Compared with the access from the Groupware GUI, WebDAV has advantages and disadvantages:
The advantage is the quick and direct access with a file browser e.g. the Windows Explorer. You need not be logged in to the Groupware GUI.
The disadvantage is that you can only see the current document version. Neither the version history nor additional information, like comments, are displayed.
Warning: If you delete a file with WebDAV, all versions will be lost, not only the current version. Note: To create objects with WebDAV in a public or shared folder, you need to have at least the following permissions for the respective folder: create objects, edit own objects. To also read own objects, you additionally need this permission: read own objects. Information on permissions can be found in 10.2.9: Which permissions can be used?.
Prior to accessing the Drive app files with a file browser, e.g. the Windows Explorer, you have to set up the WebDAV access. Depending on the system software the procedure differs:
Parent topic: Drive