There are two main ways to access files on filePOD’s SD card. One is using the standard USB Mass Storage Mode; the other is to use a built-in WebDAV server.
In this article, we will show the process behind utilizing a WebDAV server. Please note that when using the WebDAV approach, while you can access the SD card from your host computer using native file manager applications (e.g. MacOS Finder or Microsoft Windows Explorer), filePOD’s 2-way-sync applications (e.g. Dropbox and Google Drive) can be accessing the SD card simultaneously.
To use WebDAV to access files on the FilePOD’s SD card you don’t need any third-party software. Linux operating system can all do this out-of-the-box.
Linux offers a wide variety of different desktop environments, and each one has its own file manager with its own way of accessing network shares. We’ll focus here on the Nautilus file manager used in Ubuntu and other GNOME-based distributions, although other file managers will function in very similar ways. Just try finding a “Connect to Server” option in your file manager of choice (See Picture 1).
Nautilus makes this very obvious with a “Connect to Server” option under the Network heading in its sidebar. You can also use the menu — just click File > Connect to Server.
Connect to Server window will pop up (see Picture 2)
As on other operating systems, you’ll need to enter the appropriate server address starting with the protocol. Enter dav://myfilepod.io:3000 for FilePOD WebDAV server (See Picture 3).
Linux will connect to the WebDAV server and mount the SD card as an external disk. The files on the SD card will be shown. You can browse the files just as you would for those on your own computer. The server will also be added to the sidebar myfilepod.io:3000 so you can access it quickly in the future (See Pictures 4 and 5)