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April 18, 2007

Web Folders and OWA

Filed under: Exchange 2003 — wansend @ 4:39 am

Microsoft Outlook WebAccess and XP have an almost ready for prime time integration solution — Web Folders. To create a web folder, go into windows explorer (not IE) –>My_Network_Places –>Add_Network_Place –>Next –>Next –>paste in one of the links below –>next –>login as yourself –>next –>finish.

Next you can drag the “web folder” into your C-Drive or desktop for quick access. This can be nice for spreadsheets, word documents, and all.

Cons:

  1. You can’t map a drive to the Web Folder
  2. If you copy it to your desktop, it is just a shortcut
  3. Creating them is awkward
  4. You can’t easily create files in them by right-clicking, only from the spreadsheet
  5. The login box keeps popping up
  6. It may be slower than a mapped drive
  7. You can get to these files from the Internet – a pro and a con here
  8. If a second user opens the same file, he won’t be notified that it is already open
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