How To Connect From Windows Vista

NOTE: Before your try to connect w/Vista, make sure you have Vista Service Pack 1 installed, as it greatly improves upon the WebDAV experience.


Connecting your iPhone or iPod Touch running TouchFS to your PC running Windows Vista is easy.


First, tap the Options button in TouchFS to setup and view your current settings. Make note of the URL you're shown and and user/password you may have configured.


From My Computer, open up Network, choose Tools | Map Network Drive.


Next, DO NOT enter anything in the Folder: text box, but instead click the Connect to a Web site... link at the bottom of the window.

Wait for Windows to load information about network serivce providers. Select Choose another network location and click Next.

(After this, you can ask us why this had to have so many steps, and why you couldn't just enter the address in the main text box in the first place. We'll then get right on asking Microsoft these same questions *smirk*)


Enter a url containing your device's IP addresss and port number as displayed on the
TouchFS Options page, then click Next.

Example: http://192.168.0.2:8080/


Windows will attempt to connect to your iPhone. Depending on the Authentication options you have set in TouchFS, your computer will either prompt you for a username and password, or TouchFS will prompt you to allow the incoming connection. (If prompted for a username and password, enter the ones configured in the TouchFS Options screen)


Name this connection whatever you like. (iPod and My iPhone are great names, but so are William, Susan and George.)


Click through to the end of the wizard, and you'll finally see your new iPhone connection in Web Folders


To verify this is setup correctly, right-click the newly created network place, and choose Properties...

...and make sure the URL listed in the Target field is correct. (Make sure it starts w/ http://. There is a bug in certain installations of Windows that removes the http:// from the URL you enter in the wizard. No http:// means the connection won't work.)

Once you're happy that the network place is configured correctly, double click it to open it up. When opened, you'll see a list of the files stored within TouchFS on your iPhone or iPod Touch. You can drag and drop, copy, move, delete, rename directly from this window, just like in any Explorer window.