WebDAV

WebDAV is a standard interface that lets you access Amherst storage shares from any web browser and many mobile apps.

Audience: 
Students
Faculty
Staff
Features and Benefits: 

Available on the Amherst Storage server and Userfiles (fs005) server. Not yet available on fs001.

Lets you view (read) files on a network share form anywhere using any web browser.

Lets you read and write files using software that supports WebDAV. Increasingly, mobile apps for iOS and Android are supporting WebDAV.

Getting Started: 

To access a network share using WebDAV, you need to use the proper address. For Amherst servers, the address takes the form:

https://webdav.amherst.edu/server_name/share_name

Thus, if you were Jeff Amherst (username jamherst) and your U: drive was on the Userfiles server, the WebDAV address would be:

https://webdav.amherst.edu/userfiles/jamherst

Personal Network Storage

All students, faculty, and staff are given a personal storage space on the Amherst network. Often called “Userfiles” or the “U drive”, it provides safe, secure, backed-up storage for files that you don’t need to share with others.

Audience: 
Students
Faculty
Staff
Five College Students
Features and Benefits: 
  • Automatic backup every night.
  • 1 GB capacity for your most important files. Faculty, staff, and thesis students can request increases by contacting the IT Help Desk.
  • If your personal network share is on the Userfiles server, it is also accessible using WebDAV. Just about all faculty and student shares, as well as many staff shares, are on Userfiles.
Additional Information: 
  • The storage technology used for personal shares is very expensive. If you need network storage on the order of tens of GBs or into TBs or your Userfiles space is full and cannot be further increased, contact the IT Help Desk to request project network storage.
  • If you need to share files or folders and/or manage permissions, use another network storage option such as Storage or AC Apps Google Apps for Amherst. Contact the IT Help Desk to learn about options for sharing files, folders and setting permissions.

Access Network Storage Shares Mac

How to access your userfiles (a.k.a. U: drive), department network storage shares, project network shares on Storage, and other network shares from a Mac computer.