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Introduction to WebSpace

Getting Started

Uploading and Downloading Files in a Browser

Uploading and Downloading with WebDav

Accessing WebSpace File Features

Sharing Files


Other File Features

Publishing Web Pages

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Uploading and Downloading with WebDav


WebDav is an extension of the http protocol that may be used to upload, download and manage files on WebSpace. WebDav gives you a window to drag and drop contents between your WebSpace account and your computer. The primary advantage of using the WebDav feature is that you may upload and download entire directories (or "folders") all at once. This manner of working is familiar to most PC and Mac users. Also, using WebDav or Goliath avoids the tedious task of browsing and selecting individual files as required in the browser interface.

PC users: WebDav is only supported through Internet Explorer. If you log into WebSpace through other browsers like Mozilla or Safari, the WebDav feature will not be available.

Mac users: To use a similar feature to WebDav for PC's, you may use the client software Goliath. Goliath may be downloaded for free from Bevoware . Please refer to the instructions from WebSpace documentation for setting up Goliath to access your account: http://www.utexas.edu/its/webspace/documentation/macos/ .

If you access your WebSpace account through Internet Explorer, you will see the WebDav (or "Web Folder") button on the toolbar.

Click on the Web Folder button, and you will see a window like this:

You can now drag and drop folders and their contents into your WebSpace account. You can also pull whole folders out of WebSpace and onto your desktop.


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