This article describes several ways that can help you save your SharePoint password when connected via WebDav.

Adding the site to Local Intranet Zone

  1. Navigate to Tools > Internet Options
  2. Under Security tab, navigate to Local Intranet > Sites > Advanced. Enter the URL of your SharePoint site and click Add. Uncheck the Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone box and click Close

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Adding the site to Trusted Sites

  1. Navigate to Tools > Internet Options
  2. Under Security tab, navigate to Trusted Sites > Sites. Enter the URL of your SharePoint site and click Add. Uncheck the Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone box and click Close
  3. Under Security tab, navigate to Custom Level and scroll down to User Authentication > Logon. Select Automatic logon with current user name and password option and click OK.

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 Adding a new entry to Credentials Manager

  1. Go to Start > Run and type in control keymgr.dll to open the Windows key manager.
    Alternatevily: navigate to Contorl Panel > User Accounts > Manager Windows Credentials
  2. Select Add a generic credential
  3. Add your SharePoint site URLlogin and password to the corresponding fields. If this entry already exists, edit it to have your login credentials. 
  4. Reboot the computer.

If the steps above did not help, you may proceed with modifying the registry.

Creating a new registry entry

Important: Administrator rights are required for editing Windows Registry. Editing Windows Registry is not safe and you will perform it at your own risk.

  1. Go to Start > Run and type regedit.
  2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WebClient\Parameters.
  3. Select the Parameters subkey and then on the Edit menu, click on New > Multi-String Value. 
  4. Type AuthForwardServerList, and hit Enter.
  5. Right-click on the newly created value and hit Modify
  6. In the Value data box add the URL of your SharePoint website and hit OK.
    Note: If you get a warning, simply click Ok.
  7. Exit Registry Editor.

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