DAVbox instructions

You can run DAVbox by clicking on the following link:


The following links are alternatives with different options indicated with the letter after launch. The letter r is for servers that don't synchronize subfolders automatically. The letter l is for servers that don't support chunked transfer encoding and hence require the Content-Length header. The letter c is for servers that don't support compression. You only need these options if your server doesn't report the lack of support for a feature in the proper way. In other cases DAVbox will adapt itself automatically.





The first time the application starts it will ask for a license file. You can either request a trial license or buy one. From then on the application will start itself each time you log in to your computer. If you want to reinstall the license use the installation link and provide the license.xml file that was sent to you.

An icon will appear in the system tray. It has a menu attached to it. With the menu-item Synchronizations you can add local/remote couples that should be synchronized. The Exclusions item lets you define filename patterns for files that should not be put on the server. The Inclusions item does the opposite. The filename patters in there are the only ones that are considered for synchronisation.

If you use the Growl notification system make sure the network option Listen for incoming notifications is turned on.

Mac Users

It may be that the above links won't start in Safari on the Mac. In that case you can download the following disk images. These are merely wrappers around Java Web Start. The ending letters have the same meaning as with the links. If you want DAVbox to launch at login you have to add the app bundle of your choice to your login-items. Go either to the system preferences or place the app bundle temporarily on the dock and use the context menu.






Running offline

In case of an outage of this site the above URLs will not be reachable. In order to be able to launch DAVbox anyway you should make a local shortcut. These are the instructions to create one:

  1. Go to the control panel and launch Java.
  2. On the General tab click on the View button in the Temporary Internet Files section.
  3. Select DAVbox.
  4. Right-click on it for the pop-up menu and choose Install Shortcuts.
Mac OS X
  1. Go to the folder /Applications/Utilities and launch Java Preferences.
  2. On the tab Network click on the View Cache Files button.
  3. Select DAVbox.
  4. Right-click on it for the pop-up menu and choose Install Shortcuts.
Linux (Sun Java)
  1. Open a terminal window.
  2. Type javaws -viewer.
  3. Select DAVbox.
  4. Right-click on it for the pop-up menu and choose Install Shortcuts.
Linux (OpenJDK)
If anyone knows how to do that please send an e-mail to support@pincette.biz.