Connecting via WebDAV¶
WebDAV-compatible apps and clients such as PhotoSync, Microsoft's Windows Explorer, and Apple's Finder can connect directly to PhotoPrism.
This mounts the originals and/or import folder as a network drive, allowing you to open, edit, and delete files from a remote device as if they were local.
It is also possible to sync files with external WebDAV servers such as ownCloud or other PhotoPrism instances.
The originals folder URL for a server exposed to the public Internet is:
for Windows 10.
Please replace example.com with your actual domain. The slash at the end is important and cannot be omitted.
When connecting, you'll have to authenticate using your regular password.
It will also change when you update it in Settings. The username is
You can also connect to the import folder by replacing
import/ in the URL.
For users, who are running PhotoPrism locally on the default port 2342, the originals folder URL is:
Never use WebDAV without HTTPS outside your local, private network as your password would be transmitted, in clear text, over the Internet. Backup tools and file sync apps like FolderSync may refuse to connect as well.
Connect to a WebDAV Server¶
- In the Finder on your Mac, choose Go > Connect to Server
- Enter the URL as shown above in the Server Address field
- Click Connect
- Open Windows File Explorer
- Right click This PC
From the dropdown, select Map network drive...
Enter the drive letter and folder you want to map your WebDAV connection to
- Check the boxes Reconnect at sign-in and Connect using different credentials
Click the Connect to a Web site that you can use to store your documents and pictures link
Click Choose a custom network location and then click Next
In the Internet or network address field, enter the URL as shown above and click Next
Enter your username and password and click Ok
Enter a name for the network location and click Next
The originals folder appears as a mapped drive in Windows Explorer, and you can immediately add, edit, or delete files and directories using the Windows File Explorer.
If you still have trouble connecting via WebDAV, you may have to update the Basic Authentication Level in the registry.