WebDrive

Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 37 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7
  • Total Downloads:
    381,199
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 16, 2005
  • Price:
    Free to try (20-day trial); $49.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    21.42MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    37
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #30 in FTP Software

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1 stars

"Buggy"

January 28, 2007  |  By IndignantFreeloader

 |  Version: WebDrive 7

Pros

Good idea.

Cons

I edited a file by opening it on webdrive using frontpage. I made small changes to the file and saved it. Webdrive uploaded a blank 0 KB file in it's place, erasing all my work AND the original file.

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2 stars

"Excellent Concept"

January 07, 2007  |  By nautis

 |  Version: WebDrive 7

Pros

I can't believe all FTP programs are not based on this file system concept. I love being able to edit php file directly on the server without having to back out of what I'm doing to fire up my FTP program.

Cons

The first problem is that this product runs as a service - meaning it runs and takes up memory even if you're not using it.

Also, I can't believe I haven't seen anyone else complain about this program crashing. I've run it on several different machines and it always crashes explorer. The tight and buggy integration with explorer is it's weakest point right now. It could be that the crashes are all because of Windows but even so this should have tested thoroughly before putting a version number on it and making it available for download.

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4 stars

"I love it"

October 13, 2006  |  By brian_007

 |  Version: WebDrive 7

Pros

I love the ideea of having an FTP client perfectly integrated into Windows Explorer and the new version seems vey stable.

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5 stars

"FAST TRANSFERS"

September 09, 2006  |  By vanheylunou612

 |  Version: WebDrive 7

Pros

fast and complete. and if you're transferring a read me file to another location, it STAYS a read me file. You transfer an archive file, it STAYS archived! I've tried so many others that would convert an archived file into a read me file and then I would have to change it back. That can get frustrating - especially if you're transferring extremely large and multiple files/folders.

And less problems with fragmented or degredated files when making multiple transfers of the same file multiple times. That was the part that sold me the best.

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4 stars

"Pretty cool"

September 05, 2006  |  By 36mitch36

 |  Version: WebDrive 7

Pros

My computer runs fasters and I feel that my information is more secure, because before I was just waiting for the next disaster to happen.

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5 stars

"Use it all the time"

May 16, 2006  |  By TCVEditor

 |  Version: WebDrive 7

Pros

This is a great app. It's much easier than using windows to connect to a server, plus windows seems buggy about moving files on a remote server. This app solved all my problems.

Cons

It should be more like $19.95, but it saved me a lot of time, so oh well.

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5 stars

"Very good"

May 06, 2006  |  By wilfrednilsen

 |  Version: WebDrive 7

Pros

Here is a free WebDAV server that you can use with WebDrive:

barracudaserver.com/examples/BarracudaDrive/WebDAV.html

Cons

nothing

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3 stars

"Great idea, now fix the bugs"

February 13, 2006  |  By jac_goudsmit

 |  Version: WebDrive 7

Pros

Easy installation and configuration; once you've added your FTP site as a drive and connect to it, you can do everything on it that you can do on other "real" local drives e.g. open files for editing, and make a copy by dragging a file to the same directory - something that you can't do with Windows XP's built in FTP client (I'm talking about the one you get when you type an ftp:... URL into a browser window, not the console mode client). It also supports secure versions of FTP but I didn't test that feature, although I've used this program "on and off" since version 3.

Cons

First of all, Webdrive seems much slower than the XP browser: it takes a lot longer to upload or download files and when I tried to upload a large number of files at the same time, it choked because it was trying to make too many connections to my server (this may be fixable by changing settings, I didn't examine it closely enough to figure it out, instead I just used the XP browser and it worked perfectly).

The program uses a local cache for files and uploads or downloads only what's needed. Unfortunately it doesn't check with the server when you open a file or directory, to check if someone/something else changed something, so you have to tell it to "synchronize" (upload changed files) or flush the cache sometimes.

There's a bug that's been in there for many versions that won't let you rename the .htaccess file (it says bad filename), which is common on Apache-based webservers, so you have to use the XP browser to do that. Also for some reason it doesn't let me change access rights on the files (the feature shows up, but the controls are disabled - it must not detect that the server can do it or again maybe this is a configuration problem) even though the XP browser can do it on the same site. Changing file ownership would be a nice feature they could have added, but the XP browser can't do that either.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher South River Technologies
Publisher web site http://www.SouthRiverTech.com/
Release Date December 16, 2005
Date Added December 16, 2005
Version 7
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory FTP Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows 95
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
Download Information
File Size 21.42MB
File Name webdrive32_12_20_4149_en.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 381,199
Downloads Last Week 37
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 20-day trial
Price $49.95

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