Livedrive allows access to your online storage using FTP, SFTP and WebDAV. In most scenarios, this shouldn't be necessary as the Livedrive software makes accessing files on your computer so easy, and for the vast majority of Livedrive users it provides everything you’ll need. However, there are customers who use operating systems that Livedrive does not yet support, or developers who want to create software that uses Livedrive’s storage, or people who want to automate or access their online storage from within other software.


SFTP is the preferred over FTP as the protocol to connect to your storage in the cloud as it is more secure. You may use any FTP client that supports FTP or SFTP. WebDAV is a very flexible protocol that has been around for a long time, but is increasingly popular as a way for software to talk to remote files. It can be used with or without encryption.


To connect via SFTP, open your FTP client and enter the following details;

  • Host: sftp.livedrive.com 
  • Port: leave blank, or 22 
  • Protocol: SFTP 
  • Username: your Livedrive account email address 
  • Password: your Livedrive password

To connect via FTP, open your FTP client and enter the following details;

  • Host: ftp.livedrive.com 
  • Port: leave blank, or 20 
  • Protocol: FTP 
  • Username: your Livedrive account email address 
  • Password: your Livedrive password
Once connected via either protocol, you will be able to browse your files in the same way that you would on your computer, and can drag and drop files between your computer and your Livedrive account.

To connect via WebDAV, you may use any client that supports the protocol. Then enter the following details: 

  • Connection Type:  HTTPS 
  • Server: webdav.livedrive.com 
  • Port: 443 - If required by the client 
  • Username: your Livedrive email address or subdomain 
  • Password: your Livedrive password

Once connected, you can browse your folders as you would on your computer, and you can drag and drop files between your desktop and Livedrive.


The following simple network drive mapping procedure can be performed on on Windows 8 and Windows 10 WITHOUT installing a WebDAV client.

  • In Windows Explorer, right click on "This PC" and select "Map network drive"

  • When the "Map Network Drive" dialogue box appears, check the "Reconnect at sign-in" check box and click on "Connect to a Web site that you can use to store your documents and pictures"

  • At the next screen, click the "Next" button.

  • At the next screen. select "Choose a custom network location" and click the "Next" button.

  • At the next screen, type in the Internet address "https://webdav.livedrive.com/". Do not forget the final forward slash. Click the "Next" button.

  • In the "Windows Security" enter your Livedrive email address for the Username and your Livedrive Password as the Password. Click the check box "Remember my credentials" and then click the "OK" button.

  • At the next screen, type a name for the network location that will help you identify it. Click the "Next" button.

  • At the next screen, click the "Finish" to confirm the addition of the network location.


Once connected, you can browse your folders as you would on your computer, and you can drag and drop files between your desktop and Livedrive.



Older versions of Windows (XP and Vista) may require the Software Update for Web Folders to connect via WebDAV. The update for Vista and XP, KB907306, can be downloaded here.