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This powerful connection method allows both PC and Mac users to work with Middfiles from off-campus without requiring cumbersome up/downloading of documents.  File drag and drop is supported as well as the ability to save directly to the server, without need of a VPN connection.  It's easy to use, too -- once you have established your connection following the appropriate steps below it works the same as when you are on campus.
 
This powerful connection method allows both PC and Mac users to work with Middfiles from off-campus without requiring cumbersome up/downloading of documents.  File drag and drop is supported as well as the ability to save directly to the server, without need of a VPN connection.  It's easy to use, too -- once you have established your connection following the appropriate steps below it works the same as when you are on campus.
  
* '''For Mac users:'''
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== For Mac users ==
 
# Open the '''Finder''' by clicking on the desktop.
 
# Open the '''Finder''' by clicking on the desktop.
 
# From the '''Go''' menu select '''Connect to Server'''.
 
# From the '''Go''' menu select '''Connect to Server'''.
# In the '''Server Address''' field type this URL:  '''https://middfiles.middlebury.edu'''
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# In the '''Server Address''' field type this URL:  <pre> https://middfiles.middlebury.edu </pre>
# Supply your username & password when prompted.
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# Click the '''+''' button to save this address as a favorite.
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# Click '''Connect'''.
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# Supply your username & password when prompted.  A Finder window will open showing the Middfiles folder structure.
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# When you have finished working, you can right-click the desktop '''Middfiles.middlebury.edu''' icon then choose "'''Eject'''" -- or simply drag the icon to the Trash.
  
 
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== For Win 7 users ==
* '''For Win 7 users:'''
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# Right-click the '''Computer''' icon on your desktop (if you cannot see this icon on the Desktop, look for it on the Start Menu) then select '''Map Network Drive''' from the pop-up menu. The Map Network Drive window opens.
 
# Right-click the '''Computer''' icon on your desktop (if you cannot see this icon on the Desktop, look for it on the Start Menu) then select '''Map Network Drive''' from the pop-up menu. The Map Network Drive window opens.
 
# In the '''Drive''' drop-down list, select an unused drive letter.
 
# In the '''Drive''' drop-down list, select an unused drive letter.
# In the '''Folder''' field type this URL:  '''https://middfiles.middlebury.edu''' and do NOT opt to reconnect at login.
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# In the '''Folder''' field type this URL:  <pre> https://middfiles.middlebury.edu </pre> and do NOT opt to reconnect at login.
# Supply your username & password when prompted.
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# Click '''Finish'''.
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# Supply your username & password when prompted. Windows Explorer will show the Middfiles folder structure.
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== For Win XP users (coming soon!) ==
  
 
[[Category:Helpdesk Documentation]]
 
[[Category:Helpdesk Documentation]]
 
[[Category:Remote Access]]
 
[[Category:Remote Access]]
 
[[Category:File Servers]]
 
[[Category:File Servers]]

Revision as of 09:58, 9 October 2012

This powerful connection method allows both PC and Mac users to work with Middfiles from off-campus without requiring cumbersome up/downloading of documents. File drag and drop is supported as well as the ability to save directly to the server, without need of a VPN connection. It's easy to use, too -- once you have established your connection following the appropriate steps below it works the same as when you are on campus.

For Mac users

  1. Open the Finder by clicking on the desktop.
  2. From the Go menu select Connect to Server.
  3. In the Server Address field type this URL:
     https://middfiles.middlebury.edu 
  4. Click the + button to save this address as a favorite.
  5. Click Connect.
  6. Supply your username & password when prompted. A Finder window will open showing the Middfiles folder structure.
  7. When you have finished working, you can right-click the desktop Middfiles.middlebury.edu icon then choose "Eject" -- or simply drag the icon to the Trash.

For Win 7 users

  1. Right-click the Computer icon on your desktop (if you cannot see this icon on the Desktop, look for it on the Start Menu) then select Map Network Drive from the pop-up menu. The Map Network Drive window opens.
  2. In the Drive drop-down list, select an unused drive letter.
  3. In the Folder field type this URL:
     https://middfiles.middlebury.edu 
    and do NOT opt to reconnect at login.
  4. Click Finish.
  5. Supply your username & password when prompted. Windows Explorer will show the Middfiles folder structure.

For Win XP users (coming soon!)