Web Folder setup steps for Windows 7

In “Computer” Right-Click an open area on the right side of the Window, then select “Add a Network Location”.
The “Add Network Location Wizard” will appear. Click “Next”.
When asked, “Where do you want to create this network location?” select Choose a custom network location. Click “Next”.
When asked to “Specify the location of your website” in the Internet or network address field, enter https://webfolders2.mydocsonline.com/webfolder, then Click “Next”.
Enter your User Name and Password when prompted (you may be prompted up to FOUR times. Just enter your ID and password each time and the fourth time it should work).
When asked, “What do you want to name this location?” enter a label of your choosing (for instance “My Docs Online”). Click “Next”.
When you see “Completing the Add Network Location Wizard” Check the box “Open the network location when I click Finish” and Click “Finish” (it may take some time for the Web Folder to open the first time).
A Network Location has been created in the “Network Location” section of Computer with the label you choose. (Hint: You can Right-click the Network Location and select “Send to… Desktop” to create an additional shortcut on your desktop).
Finally, CONFIRM IT ALL WORKED BY LOOKING AT THE RESULTING ICON in Computer…Network Location:
  • In “Computer” Right-Click an open area on the right side of the Window, then select “Add a Network Location”.
  • The “Add Network Location Wizard” will appear. Click “Next”.
  • When asked, “Where do you want to create this network location?” select Choose a custom network location. Click “Next”.
  • For  ”Internet or network location”  enter https://webfolders.mydocsonline.com
  • Click “Next”.
  • Enter your User Name and Password when prompted.
  • When asked, “What do you want to name this location?” enter a label of your choosing (for instance “My Docs Online”). Click “Next”.
  • When you see “Completing the Add Network Location Wizard” Check the box “Open the network location when I click Finish” and Click “Finish” (it may take some time for the Web Folder to open the first time).
  • A Network Location has been created in the “Network Location” section of Computer with the label you choose. (Hint: You can Right-click the Network Location and select “Send to… Desktop” to create an additional shortcut on your desktop. You can also do this for one or more specific folders inside your My Docs Online web folder).

File Open, Save, and Locking using Office 2007 has been tested successfully with Windows 7 Enterprise.

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  • When tested with Windows 7 Enterprise, if you have changed your My Docs Online password after setting up a Web Folder Windows 7 will erroneously continue to send us the old (wrong) password — even if you have typed the new one. A reboot appears to fix this problem.
  • If you have a folder with a period (“.”) at the very end you will get an error when trying to open the folder in a Windows 7 Web Folder. This was not the case in previous versions of Windows. You can change the folder name to remove the trailing “.” but be aware that any existing web folder shortcuts or SDK configuration files that include the old folder name will no longer work.
  • Related: Web Folder for more than one ID