By default, the OpenCms VFS and hence all files located there can only be accessed via the traditional workplace's explorer. This explorer has several advantages, because it allows the use of all "special" features of the VFS, and editing XML files opens the content editor. But it also causes some inconvenience:
To overcome the described drawbacks, OpenCms allows you to mount the virtual file system to the real file system of your computer. Two ways to mount the VFS are possible and described in distinct topics. We recommend the use of JLan for exposing the VFS as SMB/CIFS network share.