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  • DriveHQ Webmaster
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A remote drive mapped over the Internet is inherently slower and less reliable than a local drive. If you have a lot of files or very large files, it is strongly recommended using DriveHQ FileManager 5.0 client software or FTP. DriveHQ FileManager works like Windows Explorer. You can drag and drop files/folders, double click on a remote file, open it and edit it. When finished editing, you can simply save it. The file is immediately saved to a local cache folder and then automatically sync-ed back to DriveHQ remote storage.

WebDAV drive mapping can be useful when you don't have DriveHQ FileManager installed. It is the most straight-forward way of accessing remote storage, and it doesn't require any client software. For more detailed info, please visit: and

It works fine when you don't have too many files/folders and your file sizes are not too large. You can dramatically speed up remote drive performance by modifying your Internet connection setting as follows:

(1) Open Internet Explorer, click on Tools --> Internet Options. (See the screenshot for IE 8.0) :

Internet Explorer Tools --> Internet Options

(2) It will open the Internet Options dialog. Click on the Connections tab, then click on LAN Settings, it will open the LAN Settings dialog. Uncheck the checkbox "Automatically detect settings". Click on Ok to save the settings. See the screenshot below:

Internet Explorer LAN Settings

After this is done, you can access the WebDAV remote drive again. You should notice the performance is dramatically faster.


1/5/2011 11:22:26 AM

  • DriveHQSupport
  • (420 posts)
Subject: Re:Drive Mapping Optimization - updated
Update as of 10/2/2014:

For users using our drive mapping service on Windows, we now strongly recommend installing our WebDAV Drive Mapping Tool:

It is extremely easy. Just log on to the tool and you will be able to map a drive. You don't need to optimize the performance yourself any more. The tool will automatically fine tune the performance and reliability for you. As the result, DriveHQ Enterprise WebDAV Solution is more reliable than almost any other WebDAV services.

For system administrators, you can configure your sub-users to automatically map to a specific folder. It works just like your in-house file server, you can map multiple drives, incl. shared drives and set various levels of permissions to different users.

10/2/2014 2:45:57 PM

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