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Accessing Network Folders

How-to guides for connecting to the Shared drive, MyDocs folder, Zoo, and Netfiles.

ETS maintains two primary file services. The first service is hosted on the Zoo unix environment, and is available to students and employees. The second service is hosted on Windows servers, integrated with the CAMPUS Active Directory Domain, and is available to employees only.

Connecting to a Network Folder is easy, and the guides below will walk you through the various ways you can connect.

You must use the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client when mapping Network Folders from Off-Campus.

Access from the Web 

WebFiles

WebFiles

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  1. To access your Shared, MyDocs, and Zoo files from the web, open your browser and navigate to: https://webfiles.uvm.edu
  2. Authenticate with your NetID and password
  3. Your network folders will appear in the left pane of the browser.

Access from Windows 

Shared Folder

Map the Shared drive

Access to a departmental shared folder is provisioned to current UVM Employees. If you require access to a shared folder, please have your supervisor email helpline@uvm.edu to request access on your behalf.

  1. Press the  + E keys on your keyboard. This will open the file explorer.
  2. Select This PC, then click on the Computer tab. From the toolbar that appears, click on Map network drive.
  3. Select an available drive letter from the dropdown menu. Enter the Folder address \\files.uvm.edu\shared
    • Make sure that both “Reconnect at sign-in” and “Connect using different credentials” are checked. Then click the Finish button
  4. When prompted for credentials, you’ll need to enter your Username in a specific format. You need to specify the domain with CAMPUS
    • Username: CAMPUS\netid
      Password: Your NetID password
  5. After authenticating, your shared folders will appear in the file explorer.

MyDocs Folder

Map your MyDocs folder

Access to MyDocs is provisioned to current UVM Employees.

  1. Press the  + E keys on your keyboard. This will open the file explorer.
  2. Select This PC, then click on the Computer tab. From the toolbar that appears, click on Map network drive.
  3. Select an available drive letter from the dropdown menu. Enter the Folder address \\files.uvm.edu\home\your_netid
    • Make sure that both “Reconnect at sign-in” and “Connect using different credentials” are checked. Then click the Finish button
  4. When prompted for credentials, you’ll need to enter your Username in a specific format. You need to specify the domain with CAMPUS
    • Username: CAMPUS\netid
      Password: Your NetID password
  5. After authenticating, your MyDocs folder will appear in the file explorer.

Zoo

Map your Zoo folder

  1. Press the  + E keys on your keyboard. This will open the file explorer.
  2. Select This PC, then click on the Computer tab. From the toolbar that appears, click on Map network drive.
  3. Select an available drive letter from the dropdown menu. Enter the Folder address \\zoofiles.uvm.edu\your_netid
    • Make sure that both “Reconnect at sign-in” and “Connect using different credentials” are checked. Then click the Finish button
  4. When prompted for credentials, you’ll need to enter your Username in a specific format. You need to specify the domain with CAMPUS
    • Username: CAMPUS\netid
      Password: Your NetID password
  5. After authenticating, your Zoo folder will appear in the file explorer.

Zoo via WinSCP (sftp)

Connect to Zoo via WinSCP

If WinSCP is not installed on your machine, you can download it here.

  1. Launch the WinSCP application
  2. Enter the connection settings:
    File protocol: SFTP
    Host name: zoo.uvm.edu
    Port number: 22
    User name: your_netid
    Password: your netid passwordThen click Login

Netfiles

Map a Netfiles share

  1. Press the  + E keys on your keyboard. This will open the file explorer.
  2. Select This PC, then click on the Computer tab. From the toolbar that appears, click on Map network drive.
  3. Select an available drive letter from the dropdown menu. Enter the Folder address \\netfiles00\name-of-share

    There are multiple Netfiles shares. Be sure to use the server address associated with your share. Existing Netfiles servers are: netfiles00, netfiles02, netfiles03, netfiles04

    • Make sure that both “Reconnect at sign-in” and “Connect using different credentials” are checked. Then click the Finish button
  4. When prompted for credentials, you’ll need to enter your Username in a specific format. You need to specify the domain with CAMPUS
    • Username: CAMPUS\netid
      Password: Your NetID password
  5. After authenticating, your Netfiles share will appear in the file explorer.

Access from macOS 

Shared Folder

Connect to a Shared folder

Access to a departmental shared folder is provisioned to current UVM Employees. If you require access to a shared folder, please have your supervisor email helpline@uvm.edu to request access on your behalf.

  1. Click Go and select Connect to Server
  2. Enter the Shared drive server address: cifs://files.uvm.edu/shared then click Connect
  3. Enter your UVM NetID and password, then click Connect
  4. Upon entering your credentials, you should have access to your network folder

MyDocs Folder

Connect to your MyDocs folder

Access to MyDocs is provisioned to current UVM Employees.

  1. Click Go and select Connect to Server
  2. Enter the MyDocs server address: cifs://files.uvm.edu/home/your_netid then click Connect
  3. Enter your UVM NetID and password, then click Connect
  4. Upon entering your credentials, you should have access to your network folder

Zoo

Connect to your Zoo folder

  1. Click Go and select Connect to Server
  2. Enter the Zoo server address: cifs://zoofiles.uvm.edu/your_netid then click Connect
  3. Enter your UVM NetID and password, then click Connect
  4. Upon entering your credentials, you should have access to your network folder

Zoo via Fetch (sftp)

Connect to Zoo via Fetch

If Fetch is not installed on your machine, you can download it here.

  1. Launch the Fetch application
  2. Enter the following connection settings:
    Hostname: zoo.uvm.edu
    Username: your NetID
    Connect using: SFTP
    Password: your NetID password
  3. Click Connect

Netfiles

Connect to a Netfiles share

  1. Click Go and select Connect to Server
  2. Enter the Netfiles server address: cifs://netfiles00/name_of_share then click Connect

    There are multiple Netfiles shares. Be sure to use the server address associated with your share. Existing Netfiles servers are: netfiles00, netfiles02, netfiles03, netfiles04


  3. Enter your UVM NetID and password, then click Connect
  4. Upon entering your credentials, you should have access to your network folder

Access from Linux 

Address Paths

We’re unable to provide distro specific guides due to the considerable variation of desktop environments and package management between Linux distributions.

Please use the server paths below as a reference for connecting your Linux machine to your desired network folder.

Shared

cifs://files.uvm.edu/shared

MyDocs

cifs://files.uvm.edu/home/your_netid

Zoo

cifs://zoofiles.uvm.edu/your_netid

Netfiles

cifs://netfiles00/nameOfShare

Updated on August 2, 2018

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