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#From the '''Go '''menu select '''Connect to Server'''. A window like this one will appear.
 
#From the '''Go '''menu select '''Connect to Server'''. A window like this one will appear.
 
#In the '''Server Address '''field type one of the following:
 
#In the '''Server Address '''field type one of the following:
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  '''afp://myhome.middlebury.edu'''             (for home directories- your personal folders)
  '''afp://myhome.middlebury.edu'''   (for home directories- your personal folders)
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  '''afp://orgs.middlebury.edu'''               (for ORGS – your department folders)
  '''afp://orgs.middlebury.edu'''     (for ORGS – your department folders)
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  '''afp://classes.middlebury.edu'''             (for classfolders & curricular resources)
  '''afp://classes.middlebury.edu'''   (for classfolders and curricular resources)
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  '''afp://shed.middlebury.edu'''               (for software, studentorgs, committees,
  '''afp://shed.middlebury.edu'''     (for software, studentorgs, committees,
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                                          special projects & others not mentioned above)
                                specialprojects, and others not
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'''afp://middfiles.middlebury.edu/middfiles''' (for access to all folders on middfiles)
                                mentioned above)
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<br>'''For faster access, you may choose to [[#Use_an_alias_as_a_shortcut_to_your_server_folder|drag your most important folders to your Dock]].&nbsp; By dragging them to your dock, you’re not copying them to your computer, but only making a shortcut that takes you directly to the server, thus speeding up access.&nbsp; <br>
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#Click the '''Add '''button (a + sign) to add the address to your '''Favorite Servers''' list.
#Click the '''Add '''button (a + sign) to add the address to the '''Favorite Servers''' list.
 
 
#Click '''Connect'''.
 
#Click '''Connect'''.
#Complete the '''AFP File System Authentication '''dialog box as follows:
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#Complete the '''AFP File System Authentication '''dialog box as follows to log in:
 
##In the '''Name '''field type your username.
 
##In the '''Name '''field type your username.
 
##In the '''Password '''field type your password.
 
##In the '''Password '''field type your password.
 
##Click '''OK'''.
 
##Click '''OK'''.
#A new volume will appear on your desktop.
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#A new volume will appear on your desktop. (If it does not, choose '''Finder''', then '''Preferences'''.  Click the '''General''' tab, then check the box to display '''Connected Servers'''.)
 
#*'''classes '''is used by faculty and students for file sharing. Folders for classes are grouped under folders by semester, such as '''Spring12'''.
 
#*'''classes '''is used by faculty and students for file sharing. Folders for classes are grouped under folders by semester, such as '''Spring12'''.
 
#*'''home''' is where you will find your personal storage folder. After opening '''home''', open the alphabetic folder that corresponds to the first character in your username. For instance, if your username is '''jsmith''' you would open&nbsp;'''F-J''' to find your personal folder.
 
#*'''home''' is where you will find your personal storage folder. After opening '''home''', open the alphabetic folder that corresponds to the first character in your username. For instance, if your username is '''jsmith''' you would open&nbsp;'''F-J''' to find your personal folder.
 
#*'''orgs '''is used for departmental file sharing and storage.
 
#*'''orgs '''is used for departmental file sharing and storage.
  
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'''For faster access, you may choose to [[#Create_an_Alias_for_Quick_Access_to_your_Server_Folder|drag your most important folders to your Dock]].&nbsp; By dragging them to your dock, you’re not copying them to your computer, but only making a shortcut that takes you directly to the server, thus speeding up access.
 
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== Move a File to your Storage Folder  ==
 
== Move a File to your Storage Folder  ==
  
#Log in to the server using the instructions in the instructions above.
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#Connect to the server using the instructions above.
 
#Double-click on the server volume icon on your desktop to open it.
 
#Double-click on the server volume icon on your desktop to open it.
 
#Navigate to the file you want to copy.
 
#Navigate to the file you want to copy.
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== Save a File to your Storage Folder from an Application  ==
 
== Save a File to your Storage Folder from an Application  ==
  
#Log in to the server using the instructions in the first section of this document.
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#Connect to the server using the instructions in the first section of this document.
#Pull down the&nbsp;'''File''' menu of your application and select '''Save As'''. A dialog box will open.
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#Pull down the&nbsp;'''File''' menu of your application then select '''Save As'''. A dialog box will open.
 
#Navigate to the folder to which you want to save your file.
 
#Navigate to the folder to which you want to save your file.
 
#Give the file a name in the '''File name''' field.
 
#Give the file a name in the '''File name''' field.
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== Use an alias as a shortcut to your server folder ==
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== Create an Alias for Quick Access to your Server Folder ==
  
You can speed up the process of connecting to a server by making an alias to the server and using it to log in to the server. To do so, follow these steps:
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You can speed up the process of connecting to a server by making an alias to the server then using it to log in. Here's how:
  
 
#Drag the icon of the server to your Dock, next to the Trash icon.&nbsp;
 
#Drag the icon of the server to your Dock, next to the Trash icon.&nbsp;
 
#To connect to the server, click on the icon on your Dock.
 
#To connect to the server, click on the icon on your Dock.
#If this alias stops working, please remove the alias from the Dock (drag it to the Trash) and follow this document from the beginning - it may be necessary to periodically recreate the alias.'''<br>'''
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Tip:  If your alias stops working, it may be necessary to recreate it.  Remove the old alias from the Dock by dragging it to the Trash, then follow the steps above to connect to a file server then create an alias.
  
 
[[Category:DFS]] [[Category:File Servers]] [[Category:Helpdesk Documentation]] [[Category:Mac]]
 
[[Category:DFS]] [[Category:File Servers]] [[Category:Helpdesk Documentation]] [[Category:Mac]]

Revision as of 09:32, 19 August 2013

File Servers at Middlebury

Every member of the Middlebury College community has a file storage space reserved for personal use on our file servers. All personal folders are stored on our middfiles storage server. Most organizational folders are also stored on middfiles, but there are some exceptions (see the Note below).  If you attempt to open a folder that is inaccessible to you, an error message indicates the space is not accessible and access is denied. Click OK to dismiss the message.

Note: For some specialized cases (storage of large media files, special web server pages) we support a few additional servers, including muskrat and midd-unix. To connect to a file server other than middfiles you will need to modify the steps slightly. In the instructions below, change the prefix from "afp" to "cifs", replace the first "middfiles" with the name of the file server you'd like to connect to, and replace the second "middfiles" with the name of the shared folder on that file server. For example, if you wanted to connect to special project folder on muskrat, you'd need to use the following format: cifs://muskrat.middlebury.edu/nameofyourfolder

Connecting to a File Server Using a Mac

  1. Open the Finder by clicking on the desktop.
  2. From the Go menu select Connect to Server. A window like this one will appear.
  3. In the Server Address field type one of the following:
afp://myhome.middlebury.edu              (for home directories- your personal folders)
afp://orgs.middlebury.edu                (for ORGS – your department folders)
afp://classes.middlebury.edu             (for classfolders & curricular resources)
afp://shed.middlebury.edu                (for software, studentorgs, committees,
                                          special projects & others not mentioned above)
afp://middfiles.middlebury.edu/middfiles (for access to all folders on middfiles)
  1. Click the Add button (a + sign) to add the address to your Favorite Servers list.
  2. Click Connect.
  3. Complete the AFP File System Authentication dialog box as follows to log in:
    1. In the Name field type your username.
    2. In the Password field type your password.
    3. Click OK.
  4. A new volume will appear on your desktop. (If it does not, choose Finder, then Preferences. Click the General tab, then check the box to display Connected Servers.)
    • classes is used by faculty and students for file sharing. Folders for classes are grouped under folders by semester, such as Spring12.
    • home is where you will find your personal storage folder. After opening home, open the alphabetic folder that corresponds to the first character in your username. For instance, if your username is jsmith you would open F-J to find your personal folder.
    • orgs is used for departmental file sharing and storage.

For faster access, you may choose to drag your most important folders to your Dock.  By dragging them to your dock, you’re not copying them to your computer, but only making a shortcut that takes you directly to the server, thus speeding up access.

Move a File to your Storage Folder

  1. Connect to the server using the instructions above.
  2. Double-click on the server volume icon on your desktop to open it.
  3. Navigate to the file you want to copy.
  4. Click the file icon to select it and hold the mouse button down.
  5. Drag the file icon onto the server folder space and release the mouse button - you should see an icon appear in the server folder.


Save a File to your Storage Folder from an Application

  1. Connect to the server using the instructions in the first section of this document.
  2. Pull down the File menu of your application then select Save As. A dialog box will open.
  3. Navigate to the folder to which you want to save your file.
  4. Give the file a name in the File name field.
  5. Click Save.


Create an Alias for Quick Access to your Server Folder

You can speed up the process of connecting to a server by making an alias to the server then using it to log in. Here's how:

  1. Drag the icon of the server to your Dock, next to the Trash icon. 
  2. To connect to the server, click on the icon on your Dock.

Tip: If your alias stops working, it may be necessary to recreate it. Remove the old alias from the Dock by dragging it to the Trash, then follow the steps above to connect to a file server then create an alias.

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