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Xythos Drive Documentation

Use Xythos Drive to connect, or map, a network drive to a folder on a WebDAV server, effectively turning the Internet into a secure, shared virtual hard drive. The Xythos network drive behaves exactly like a Windows network drive, except that it uses HTTP and WebDAV* protocols. This permits any Windows program to open and edit documents stored on a web server as easily as if they were on your computer.

These pages provide help on the various features available within the Xythos Drive. Use the navigation menu on the left to find the page you are looking for.

The Quick Start pages provide step-by-step instructions on commonly used features.

The Personalizing pages help you to fine tune Xythos Drive to meet your needs. This section describes the features and options in detail. The pages are arranged to correspond to the tabs in the user interface to make it easy to find what you are looking for.


We hope that you find the answers to your questions within these pages. If you care to leave us feedback and suggestions for how we can improve these pages, please send it to the contact information posted at the bottom of each page.



*WebDAV stands for "Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning". It is a set of extensions to the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) standard. HTTP is the set of rules for reading and viewing text, graphic images, sound, video, and other multimedia files over the Internet. WebDAV adds rules for creating, changing, and moving documents, provide functionality to build web-based file storage that can be accessed from anywhere.

WebDAV also adds features that make possible collaborative editing and file management between users located remotely from each other on the Internet, including:

  • Edit a document

  • Add and remove people from the list of collaborators

  • Grant read, write or sharing permissions for each user

  • Lock the document to protect your changes from being overwritten

  • Check-out, check-in, and retrieve previous versions

With WebDAV, a dispersed team connected by the Internet can safely and securely work together.