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'''Important:  The WebDav service is being phased out.  As of January 2018, this method of remote access to files stored on the Middlebury servers became <span style="color:red">READ ONLY.</span>'''
 
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== Long-Term Connections ==
 
=== WebDav for Mac users ===
 
# Open the '''Finder''' by clicking on the desktop.
 
# From the '''Go''' menu select '''Connect to Server'''.
 
# In the '''Server Address''' field type this URL:  <pre> https://middfiles.middlebury.edu </pre>
 
# Click the '''+''' button to save this address as a favorite.
 
# Click '''Connect'''.
 
# 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.
 
  
=== WebDav for Win 7 users ===
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'''Please note: The WebDav service has been replaced by [http://go.middlebury.edu/webaccess Nasuni Web Access].'''
# 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 '''Folder''' field type this URL:  <pre> https://middfiles.middlebury.edu </pre>.
 
# Click '''Finish'''.
 
# 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 8.1 users ===
 
# Follow the instructions found [http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/create-shortcut-to-map-network-drive here] to map a drive to this URL:  <pre> https://middfiles.middlebury.edu </pre>
 
# 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:  "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 File Explorer then double-click the appropriate drive to log in and access your files.
 
 
 
== Web-browser access and links ==
 
 
 
You may notice that the WebDAV URL for MiddFiles, <code>[https://middfiles.middlebury.edu https://middfiles.middlebury.edu]</code>, looks just like a normal website URL; that's because it is! While you can't upload or move files through your browser, you can navigate to <code>[https://middfiles.middlebury.edu https://middfiles.middlebury.edu]</code> in your browser and download your files from anywhere. This is especially useful for mobile devices that may not have support for drive mapping.
 
 
 
=== Using WebDAV to link to files ===
 
 
 
You can use the WebDAV URL of files and folders in MiddFiles to provide password-protected access to these files from WordPress, Drupal, or other web sites. Only users with access to the folder or file will be able to access the folder/file.
 
 
 
For example, here is a link to the [https://middfiles.middlebury.edu/Software/Public/Printer%20Drivers/ Print Drivers] folder and here is a link to the Skype for Windows installer: [https://middfiles.middlebury.edu/Software/Public/Skype/SkypeSetupFull.exe SkypeSetupFull.exe].
 
 
 
Here are the steps:
 
 
 
# Go to [https://middfiles.middlebury.edu https://middfiles.middlebury.edu] in your browser, you will be prompted to log in if you aren't already.
 
# Navigate to the folder or file of interest. Copy the URL of the folder or file.
 
# Make a link in your website, blog, or email to that URL. Others will be able to click on it to download the file or browse the folder in their web browser.
 
 
 
[[Category:Helpdesk Documentation]]
 
[[Category:WebDav]]
 
[[Category:Remote Access]]
 
[[Category:File Servers]]
 
[[Category:Middfiles]]
 
[[Category:Public Search]]
 

Revision as of 17:01, 11 September 2020

Please note: The WebDav service has been replaced by Nasuni Web Access.