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MiddFiles

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How to Access Your Class Folders on Midd Files

Middfiles serves 2 main functions: it provides every course taught on campus server space to share, hand out, and hand in work; it allots space for offices and organizations to share files easily. This is done through the classes and orgs directories.

Lab or office computers at Middlebury connect automatically when you log-in – check the section on usage below first. For your personal computer, or if your network drives disappear, follow these instructions:

Connecting to a File Server Using a Mac

  • Connect to the campus network on the fastest network available (preferably an Ethernet jack, or at least secure wireless.) If you are off-campus, you will have to connect to VPN before continuing.
  • Open the Finder by clicking on the desktop.
  • From the Go menu select Connect to Server. The Connect to Server dialog box will appear.
  • In the Server Address field type the following: cifs://middcloud.middlebury.edu/middfiles
  • Click the + button to add the address to your “Favorite Servers” list.
  • Click Connect.
  • You may be asked to provide your login credentials. If so:
  • In the Name field type your username.
  • In the Password field type your password.
  • Click OK.
  • A Finder window will open, displaying all the folders available on Middfiles and a new volume will appear on your desktop. (If the volume does not appear, choose Finder, then Preferences. Click the General tab, then check the box to display Connected Servers.)

Connecting to a File Server Using a Windows Computer

  • Connect to the campus network on the fastest network available (preferably an Ethernet jack, or at least secure wireless.) If you are off-campus, you will have to connect to VPN before continuing.
  • Right-click the “My Computer”, “Computer”, or “This PC” icon on your desktop, Start Menu, or Start Screen. If you are using a Windows 10 computer, right-click on the Start button and select File Explorer; then right-click on “This PC”.
  • 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 \\middcloud.middlebury.edu\middfiles
  • To reconnect to the server each time you start your computer, click to check “Reconnect at login”. This is helpful if you will use the file server on a regular basis.
  • You can elect to connect using a different username than your own. If you are using a personally owned computer, you must do the following. This is also useful for persons who maintain files for a department or organization.
  • Click “Connect using different credentials”. The “Connect As” dialog box opens.
  • In the “User name” field, type your College username in MIDD\username format.
  • In the “Password” field, type the password for the desired account.
  • Click OK. The “Connect As” dialog box closes.
  • Click Finish.

Once you’re connected, simply navigate your way through MiddFiles to the “Classes” folder, in which you will find a folder for each of your classes in the current semester that both you and your Professors and classmates can access. The “Workspace” folder within each class folder is your personal space to store your work that your Professors and classmates can’t see.

Once you’re connected, open the Computer window and double-click on middfiles (\\middcloud.middlebury.edu).

You will see something like the picture below.

Simply navigate your way to the “Classes” folder, in which you will find a folder for each of your classes in the current semester that both you and your Professors and classmates can access.

The “Workspace” folder within each class folder is your personal space to store your work that your Professors and classmates can’t see.

Source:http://www.middlebury.edu/offices/technology/help/technology/servers/middfiles

 

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