I’m on win10/64 21H1 Enterprise, trying to install and use Cryptomator v1.5.17 over WebDAV.
My goal is to use a vault that should reside on a WebDAV-accessible storage.
(namely - my service provider is https://wd.mfd.sk)
When I select a custom location for a vault - and point the dialog to use that URL, the provider’s login~password pop-up appears. I supply the credentials and they are accepted, the usual WebDAV address string appears (DavWWWRoot is prepended to the vault’s name).
At this stage v1.5.17 reports it is unable to write at that location, no further progress is possible.
If I let v1.5.17 to create a local vault - it successfully puts its’ directory structure at the selected location, but further progress stops with the Cannot create drive ‘E’ error message. The “E” letter is free to use as a drive name though.
When a local vault is used - the error I see is when I press the “Reveal Drive E:” button.
It is a lengthy text with the “Location is not available” caption, it says:
“E:\ is unavailable. If the location is on this PC, make sure the device or drive is connected or disc is inserted, and then try again. If the location is on a network, make sure … etc”.
The installer is a little confusing: WebDAV is not for the connection to any cloud/web storage (storage location of the encrypted vault files), but for accessing your decrypted vault content. It is used as an adapter in order to integrate an unlocked vault into the OS. Dokany and WinFSP serve the same purpose. WebDAV on Windows has the limitation that Files greater than 4GB are not supported and it is a little bit slow. Dokany or WinFSP are third party libs which provide better performance.
Dokany and WinFSP are third party libraries. They are not needed for Cryptomator to function properly, but they offer some features which makes the access to your vault faster/easier.
You do not have to install those before Cryptomator installation, you can install them at any point in time. If you want to use them, you need to restart Cryptomator after there successful installation and select the library in the general preferences, virtual volume tab.