Remote WebDAV "Problem trying to open folder..."


Hello everyone!

First of all, thank you for the great work on Pydio. I love it. Sadly I can’t get one specific thing to work, the Remote WebDAV Client.

I am running Pydio 8.2.2, PHP Version 7.0.30-0+deb9u1 on Debian 9 Stretch on a VPS.

The configuration of the WebDAV workspace went well, and I filled in the URL, URI, Credentials etc. as needed. I know (almost for sure) that the information i filled in is correct, as I followed another topic where someone used the same WebDAV server. (

The problem is: When I open the workspace I get the error “There was a problem trying to open folder pydio://~myusername~@~lotsofcharacters~, please check your Administrator”. In the server logs it says Error l.1325, parameters: FsAccessDriver.php.

I’ve tried everything and nothing worked so far. I have installed PEAR and the required HTTP_Webdav_Client library.

I’ve also followed this (Connection Stack via Webdav) topic, and this is exactly my problem. It only doesn’t show the solution.

I hope someone can help me out, and hopefully help others in the future.

Thanks in advance!!





Try to turn ON “force basic auth” ?!



Thanks for your reply. Where can I define that? I’ve tried to enable it in the Application Core > WebDAV Server Settings > Force Basic Auth “ON”. But that doesn’t work.

I’ve also tried to turn on the “Enable for all users”, but that didn’t make a difference either,

By the way; I want to set up the WebDAV Client, not the Server. Or are those settings the same?

Kind regards!


webdav client has not been tested for a long long time :slight_smile:


So there is a chance that it isn’t going to work for now? :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

Personally, I prefer SFTP over WebDAV, but sadly enough my storage host does not support that (yet).