Backup or Restore with WebDAV storage in Nero BackItUp

What is WebDAV

In the earlier stages of Web development, users were only able to read or view content on the web. Obviously, somebody had to create or write the content offline before uploading it. But it was not possible back them for users to connect to Web servers, open documents, and then edit them online like the way we do now.

Noticing the potential of the internet for remote collaboration applications like distributed content authoring, where multiple authors could work together on the same document type even while writing from different parts of the globe, an IETF team was formed to create extensions to Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) that could allow such applications.

What is WebDAV? WebDAV (Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning) is an extension of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) that allows clients to perform remote Web content authoring operations. (  Since it was an HTTP extension, WebDAV is normally served via port 80 for the HTTP connections and port 443 for the HTTPS connections. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is used to encrypt the WebDAV HTTPS connections, which makes them ideal for confidential documents.

And a Web Distributed Server or a WebDAV server that allows remote content editing and reading. It runs on the WebDAV protocol that enables users to change, create or move files on the server. If you are using a WebDAV server for file storage on your local network, you can be able to continue working on your documents before uploading them into the webserver.


WebDAV Directories

WebDAV directories are analogous to the file system directory. An index is necessary to view the documents on the server. Every file in the directory bears a URI with the directory URI as the prefix. The documents also have the WebDAV root as the prefix.


WebDAV Server URIs

Directories are usually stored as property documents in a server database.  The directory will have a URI ending in a forward slash (/) sign.


What is a WebDAV Server Root Directory?

WebDAV servers often have a concept of a root. This is the highest-level directory that can be accessed from the server. The root functions as a prefix for the documents and directory URIs in the WebDAV server. The root could be any URI always ending with a forward slash (/).  All the files accessible via the WebDAV server need to have URIs beginning with the root. In the same case, documents created via a WebDAV client must have URIs starting with the WebDAV root.


How to backup content to WebDAV storage

Create a new Backup task, select the Online Storage as the backup target.

Add Backup Job

4 new pre-configured WebDAV storage providers are added to the Online Storage list: Meinkonto Cloud, HiDrive, pCloud, and QCloud. Click on any WebDAV storage provider. In the pop-up window, the host name and the Remote directory (means WebDAV Server Root Directory) are disabled to edit. You only need to input the user account and the password.

Info. For some WebDAV storage providers, you need to create an additional access token or access account and password.

SelectWebDAVProvider Pre-config WebDAV provider

After signing in successfully, Nero BackItUp will guide you back to the previous screen. From there it is the same process as in previous Online Copy Backups: Select the backup source, rename the backup and select the backup schedule type.

WebDAV target selected Select Source



After everything is done, the newly created backup job will appear in the Home screen, and the job will auto start.

Job Running

Backup content to customize WebDAV storage

It is also possible to add other WebDAV storage providers which are not pre-configured in Nero BackItUp.

Select “Add another WebDAV storage” and put in the correct host name, remote root directory, account and password. Nero BackItUp also can access the given WebDAV storage provider.

Info: For the host name and remote root directory, it may have different configurations for different WebDAV providers. Please check the help sections from the WebDAV providers.


How to restore content from WebDAV storage

Restoring the content from WebDAV storage is simple. In the restore screen, find the job, find the content you want to restore, set restore path and conflict policy, and start the restore.


Future Reference


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How to install Nero TuneItUp and Unlock the PRO feature

Install Nero TuneItUp in Nero Start

If Nero TUneItUp is not yet installed, you can click the application button in the Start screen to start installing Nero TuneItUp.

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After a successful installation, Nero TuneItUp Free version is available.

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Install Nero TuneItUp via Installer

Click the Nero TuneItUp installer to download and install the latest available Nero TuneItUp and all necessary Nero components.

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Unlock Nero TuneItUp PRO after Installation

The new Nero TuneItUp will not use any serial numbers to activate the PRO feature. Instead, the software needs to sign in to your Nero Account to unlock the PRO feature.

After you have installed Nero TuneItUp, launch Nero Start and sign in to your Nero Account.


After the account/product was unlocked successfully, Nero TuneItUp will auto enable the PRO features.



Info: In Nero Start, you can also download and try the latest Nero Platinum Suite – Subscription


How to Purchase Nero TuneItUp PRO

  • You can Purchase the Nero TuneItUp PRO from

Access the Online Shop in the, find the Online Shop entry point in the bottom,

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  • You can click the “PRO” button in Nero TuneItUp, to place an order for Nero TuneItUp PRO

* The Nero Account will be created based on the input email address.


  • You can purchase from the VIP Store in Nero Start

* Only for Nero Platinum Suite Subscription Customers


Nero Platinum Suite subscription customers can purchase Nero TuneItUp PRO in the VIP Store. Click “Buy” to place an order in Nero Start. If the order of Nero TuneItUp PRO is ready, just launch Nero TuneItUp to use the software.

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What can be configured in the Options of Nero Start?

There are two buttons in the right-top of the Options screen:

Apply: Save and apply the new configuration

Reset: Reset all configurations to default settings.


Display Language of Nero Products

You can use the detected system language or select one of the supported languages as the Nero product display language.


Network Connection for Nero Start

Check the details of the FAQ “How to check and fix “Network or service is not available” in Nero Start” about the configuration.



Install & Online Update

Install location for Nero Products: The location used for installing or updating Nero Products. You should keep 5GB of disk space available for the partition.

There are 3 types of updates check policy:

Download updates but let me choose whether to install them (recommended) If updates for the applications are detected, Nero Start will automatically download the update in the background. You will be notified upon completion.
Check for update but let me choose whether to download and install them While Nero Start launches, it will check for updates for the applications, and show the number available updates.
Never check for updates (not recommended) Nero Start will not check for any updates.


Click the button “Check for updates” to immediately leave the Options screen and start an online update check in Updates screen.

Install & Update Policy

Info: Make sure to click the button “Apply” to save the configuration update before leaving the Options page.


Nero Product Improvement Program

You can participate in the Nero Product Improvement Program to help improve the quality, reliability, and performance of Nero products.


About Nero Start

Show the version information of Nero Start.


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How to obtain products from the VIP Store?

Available Product: Nero Platinum Suite – yearly license


The VIP Store is the app Store in Nero Start. It is only available for Nero Platinum Suite – yearly license users. In the VIP Store, you can directly purchase additional software with just one click.

Info: Nero Start and other necessary components should be updated to the latest version to ensure the smooth functioning of the VIP Store.


When you are signed in in Nero Start and have Nero Platinum selected as your default product, the Nero VIP Store will appear in the left menu entry.


Nero Platinum subscribers will receive exclusive discounts for different products.


After you have confirmed your purchase in the VIP Store, the order will be placed by our authorized payment provider Verifone. The payment method will be the same one you are using for your yearly Nero Platinum license.

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After the order is finished and successful, Nero Start will begin to download and install the product. After the product is installed successfully, you can start the application directly via the VIP Store.

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You can also find the application in your Extras menu entry.


If the payment information from your Nero Platinum Suite happens to be out of date, you will be notified and asked to input your payment info manually to continue with the order.


You can get the privacy policy detail information from below link.



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How can Nero Video export or package media files which are used in the project?

Available Products: Nero Platinum Suite, Nero Platinum Suite 2021, Nero Video 2021


While using Nero Video to create your own movie, Nero Video can import your own media files like Video, Music or Pictures from different folders or different devices like TV or Camera. At the same time, all media files can be managed in the “My Media” palette.

Sometimes, if you want to consolidate your media files in your disks, or edit the Nero Video project in another PC, you have to

  1. Manually check and copy all used files in the Nero Video project to a specific folder.
  2. Copy or save the Nero Video project to the specific folder again.
  3. It is possible that you have to fix the Nero Video project file issue first before opening the project again. If certain files cannot be set correctly, these files and related applied effects will be removed.

Nero Video 2021 now supports exporting or packaging the project file and used media assets.

Once you have finished video editing and click “Save”, you can “Save project file and assets” by clicking the button “Save As …”.

Popup dialog

Then the Windows folder selection dialog pops up, and you can select the folder which you want to export or package the whole folder. You can even select a removable device or network drive.



Depending on the number of the files you need to export and package, the whole export process will take some time. After the process is finished, you can open the folder to check the exported project and files.

Finish Export Folder

Other info: Nero Video will create a folder with the project name and the date info.



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