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SharePoint How-to: MacWebDav

Entry point for Windows SharePoint Services at UVM

Connecting to a SharePoint Document Library using the Macintosh WebDAV Client

 
UPDATE:  We no longer can support the use of the Mac Finder to access SharePoint document libraries.  The implementation of WebDAV in SharePoint 2010 is not compatible with the Mac Finder.  Instead, we recommend the use of the Microsoft Document Connection.
 
Macintosh OS X version 10.3 and higher have the ability to connect to SharePoint Document Libraries and other WebDAV-compliant servers.  Using the WebDAV client, you can access SharePoint though the Macintosh Finder, enabling drag-and-drop access to your Docuemnt Library files.

To begin, discover the URL of your Document Library.  Sinply open the Document Library in a browser, and then copy then entire address prior to "/Forms/...".

Find library URL

Now, from your Macintosh desktop, go to the "Go" menu, and select "Connect to Server"...
 
Finder -> Go -> Connect to Server

For the "Server Address", paste in the URL you copied in the first step of these instructions.  Note that you also can use "sharepointlite.uvm.edu" in place of "sharepoint.uvm.edu" in the base of the URL address.   This can be a useful troubleshooting step if you experience difficulties authenticating to the server in the next step.  Click the "+" icon to add this address to your "Favorite Servers" list.
 
Finder - Connect to Server

Next, you will be prompted to enter your login credentials.  Use "CAMPUS" as the "Domain" value, then enter your UVM NetID and password in the "Name" and "Password" fields.  Note:  if you are using "sharepointlite.uvm.edu" instead of "sharepoint.uvm.edu", it is not necessary to fill in the "Domain" value.

WebDAV - Authentication Dialog

The SharePoint server should now appear in your Finder.  You should be able to drag-and-drop files into and out of this finder in the same way that you interact with files on your local hard drive.

Finder - WebDAV connection