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  • 1.0 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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  • 2.0 stars

    "Excellent Concept"

    January 7, 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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  • 4.0 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "FAST TRANSFERS"

    September 9, 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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  • 4.0 stars

    "Pretty cool"

    September 5, 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "Very good"

    May 6, 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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  • 3.0 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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