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You use Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) to try to create a Network Place shortcut to a Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 portal site or to a Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services Web site. To do this, you start the Add Network Place Wizard. When you type or paste the URL of the SharePoint Portal Server 2003 location or of the Windows SharePoint Services location in the Internet or network address box of the Add Network Place Wizard, and then click Next, you receive the following error message:
The folder you entered does not appear to be valid. Please choose another.
This behavior occurs if the following conditions are true:
On a computer that is running Windows Vista, this behavior occurs if the URL contains a file name. For example, this behavior occurs if the URL resembles the following:
To work around this behavior, use a space character to represent a space when you create a Network Place shortcut. For example, if the URL to the server is the following:
http://ServerName/Shared%20DocumentsChange the URL in the Internet or network address box of the Add Network Place Wizard so that the URL reads as follows:
http://ServerName/ Shared DocumentsTo work around this behavior on a computer that is running Windows Vista, remove the file name from the URL. For example, change http://server/sites/sitename/default.aspx to http://server/sites/sitename.
Network Places are also known sometimes as Web folders. For more information about Network Places, see the "About My Network Places and Web folders" topic in SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Help. Or, see Windows Help.