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NetStorage is a utility that presents a web-based interface to our Middfiles servers. If you need quick access to a file from off-campus or a different computer than you normally use, this is the way to go. However, it is quite limited and slow, so for everyday use, it's best to use one of the other methods on the main [[Middfiles]] page.
 
  
=== Advantages ===
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Important note: This service was decommissioned in January 2020.
* NetStorage works on any type of computer and with all standard browsers, so you can use it to access your files even if you are having technical problems connecting to Middfiles.
 
* NetStorage works the same on- and off-campus, with no extra steps.
 
  
=== Disadvantages ===
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*<span style="color:red">Netstorage was replaced by [http://go.middlebury.edu/webaccess Nasuni Web Access]!</span> This tool provides good functionality <u>without</u> the need for VPN!
* The interface is cumbersome &mdash; you have to wait for pages to load to navigate through your folders, and you can only upload or download a single file at a time. You can't work on files directly on the network, drag and drop files and folders, or open files that depend on other files (like web pages and software installers).
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*We encourage use of Junos Pulse VPN to access Middfiles from off-campus for greatest functionality.&nbsp; See [[VPN_Setup_Instructions|VPN Setup Instructions]] to learn more.  
* The speed of file transfers is limited compared to VPN access.
 
* There is a maximum size limit on file transfers.
 
  
== To Open NetStorage  ==
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[[Category:Helpdesk Documentation]] [[Category:Public Search]]
 
 
#Open your favorite internet browser.
 
#In the '''address bar''', type in '''[http://go.middlebury.edu/files go.middlebury.edu/files]'''. (If you're on campus, you can shorten this to just [http://go.middlebury.edu/files go/files].) Press '''enter''' to load the webpage.
 
#A login window will appear asking for your '''username''' and '''password'''. Enter these in the same way as if you were entering them in to access Webmail.
 
#*(''Note that your username does NOT include the "@middlebury.edu" part of your email address.'')
 
#Click [[Image:OK button.PNG]].
 
#The '''NetStorage''' window will open. By default it looks something like this: <br>[[Image:NetStorage graphic 1.PNG|400px]]
 
 
 
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== Using NetStorage  ==
 
 
 
*Use the '''+''' signs and folder names in the left pane to jump to different folders that you have access to.
 
*'''Double-click''' on any folder in the right pane to '''go inside''' that folder.
 
*Use the&nbsp;'''Download/Upload&nbsp;'''menu to download a file to your computer&nbsp;&nbsp;
 
*'''Single-click''' on any folder or file to '''select''' it then use the '''Download/Upload '''menu to download a file to your computer.
 
*You can use the mini menu bar ''inside the Netstorage screen'' (not your browser menu bar!) to rename, delete, copy, or cut and paste anything that you currently have selected.
 
*Use the '''Download/Upload''' menu to upload files into the folder displayed in the right-hand pane.
 
 
 
[[Category:Helpdesk Documentation]]
 
[[Category:File Servers]]
 
[[Category:NetStorage]]
 
[[Category:DFS]]
 
[[Category:Public Search]]
 

Latest revision as of 15:51, 17 March 2020

Important note: This service was decommissioned in January 2020.

  • Netstorage was replaced by Nasuni Web Access! This tool provides good functionality without the need for VPN!
  • We encourage use of Junos Pulse VPN to access Middfiles from off-campus for greatest functionality.  See VPN Setup Instructions to learn more.
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