Web Folders and WebDAV

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Date archived: December 16, 2016 | First published: January 05, 2004

If you've installed Office 2000 or Internet Explorer 5, you may have noticed that an icon called Web Folders has shown up under My Computer on your Windows 95/98 machine, and wondered what it is. Simply, a Web Folder provides a local view of a remote Web server, allowing resources on the server to be viewed and manipulated like files in the local file system. Office 2000 applications like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint use Web Folders to enable remote collaborative authoring of word-processing files, spreadsheets, and presentations.

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