Problem

You are trying to work on a HTTPS Webdav Server using finder in OSX and receive the following error message:

The operation can’t be completed because the original item for “server address” can’t be found. – where “server address” is the name of the server you are trying to connect to.

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Troubleshooting

You have tried to connecting via HTTP only and the connection work’s successfully.

Resolution

This has been an ongoing issue using Webdav in OSX finder.  There are two resolutions:

  1. Connect via HTTP instead of HTTPS (Not recommended if accessing over the internet)
  2. Use a third party program such as Cyberduck (free) or Transmit (paid)