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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.
 
  
== For Mac users ==
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== WebDav 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'''.
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# Click the '''+''' button to save this address as a favorite.
 
# Click the '''+''' button to save this address as a favorite.
 
# Click '''Connect'''.
 
# Click '''Connect'''.
# Supply your username & password when prompted.  A Finder window will open showing the Middfiles folder structure.
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# Supply your username & password when prompted.  A Finder window will open showing the Middfiles folder structure.  You may now work with your server files directly or by using drag-and-drop to transfer them to and from your computer.
 
# 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.
 
# 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 ==
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== WebDav for Win 7 users ==
# 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.
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# Right-click the '''Computer''' icon on your desktop (if this icon is not present, click the Start Orb -- you'll see listed at right) 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:  <pre> https://middfiles.middlebury.edu </pre> 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>.
 
# Click '''Finish'''.
 
# Click '''Finish'''.
# Supply your username & password when prompted.  Windows Explorer will show the Middfiles folder structure.
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# Supply your username & password when prompted.  Windows Explorer will show the Middfiles folder structure.  You may now work with your server files directly or by using drag-and-drop to transfer them to and from your computer.
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:::'''Note for frequent users:'''    If you request the "reconnect at login" option because you plan to be a frequent WebDav user, you will receive a pop-up message in the lower-right when you turn on your computer:  "Could not reconnect all network drives."  This is normal and no cause for concern; it reflects the fact that the WebDav drive is not yet available as it requires you to log in first.  Open Windows Explorer then double-click the appropriate drive to log in and access your files.
  
== For Win XP users (coming soon!) ==
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== WebDav 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 09:57, 18 January 2013

WebDav 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. You may now work with your server files directly or by using drag-and-drop to transfer them to and from your computer.
  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.

WebDav for Win 7 users

  1. Right-click the Computer icon on your desktop (if this icon is not present, click the Start Orb -- you'll see listed at right) 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 
    .
  4. Click Finish.
  5. Supply your username & password when prompted. Windows Explorer will show the Middfiles folder structure. You may now work with your server files directly or by using drag-and-drop to transfer them to and from your computer.


Note for frequent users: If you request the "reconnect at login" option because you plan to be a frequent WebDav user, you will receive a pop-up message in the lower-right when you turn on your computer: "Could not reconnect all network drives." This is normal and no cause for concern; it reflects the fact that the WebDav drive is not yet available as it requires you to log in first. Open Windows Explorer then double-click the appropriate drive to log in and access your files.

WebDav for Win XP users (coming soon!)