General File Server Information

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Overview

This article covers the basics of campus file servers (also known as network file shares).

To access file servers from off campus, you will need to use the UOVPN.

Information

Which file servers are available?

A partial list of file servers available on campus include:

  • aaafiles.uoregon.edu
  • casfs.uoregon.edu
    • Department: College of Arts and Sciences
    • Protocols: SMB/CIFS
    • More information:
  • files.uoregon.edu
    • Campus-wide
    • Protocols: SMB/CIFS
  • isfiles.uoregon.edu
    • Department: Information Services
    • Protocols: SMB/CIFS
  • libfiles.uoregon.edu
    • Department: Library
    • Protocols SMB/CIFS
  • lcb-file2.uoregon.edu
    • Department: Lundquist College of Business
    • Protocols SMB/CIFS
  • sa-storage1.uoregon.edu
  • sojc-files.uoregon.edu
    • Department: School of Journalism and Communication
    • Protocols: SMB/CIFS, AFP
    • More information: SOJC File Server

How do I connect to a file server using a Windows computer?

Follow the instructions below to connect to a server using a computer running Windows 7 through 10 (Examples use the files.uoregon.edu server and the bbogus user account):

  1. Open File Explorer
  2. In the address bar, enter the server name in the following format with backslashes ( \ ) and press enter:
    • Example:
      • \\files.uoregon.edu\
  3. If prompted for your credentials, enter "AD\" followed by your Duck ID in the User name field
    • Example:
      • AD\bbogus
    • If your e-mail address is 'bbogus@uoregon.edu', your Duck ID is 'bbogus'
  4. Enter your Duck ID password in the Password field
  5. Click OK
  6. You should now see a list of shared folders on the server.
  7. You are now able to access your files stored on the server.
  8. If you are working on a public computer, make sure to log out of Windows, so that the next person who sits at the computer cannot access your files.

How do I connect to a file server using a Mac?

Follow the instructions below to connect to a server using a computer running macOS (Examples use the files.uoregon.edu server and the bbogus user account):

  1. Open the Finder application
  2. From the Go menu at the top of the screen, select Connect to Server...
  3. In the Connect to Server window, enter the protocol followed by the server name.
    • Example:
      • smb://files.uoregon.edu
    • For most servers, you will use the "smb://" protocol.
  4. Enter your Duck ID user name in the Name field
    • Example:
      • bbogus
    • If your e-mail address is 'bbogus@uoregon.edu', your Duck ID is 'bbogus'
  5. Enter your Duck ID password in the Password field.
  6. Click Connect.
  7. In the new window that appears, select the shared folder you wish to connect to.
  8. Click OK.
  9. The folder should open in a new window in your foreground.
  10. You are now able to access your files stored on the server.
  11. If you are working on a public computer, make sure to disconnect or "eject" from the share, so that the next person who sits at the computer cannot access your files.
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