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Remote access to your Abertay network drive

So, you've forgotten your pendrive enough times and been left wondering where did that question 14 you surely did get lost?

I doesn't have to be like that! You can copy files from the home machine to university account with ease, and this guide will show you how. All you need is your university number, the password and a computer with Internet access. There are three ways to go about it.

via myAbertay

  1. Open a browser
  2. Click the myFiles tile
  3. Login as user@uad.ac.uk
  4. Profit!
  1. Open a browser
  2. Login as user@uad.ac.uk
  3. Profit!

via WebDAV

  1. Open your file manager 1)
  2. Use File > Connect to server
  3. Fill out the form as in the example→
    1. Server:
      1. https://myfiles.abertay.ac.uk/myfiles/hcwebdav/ for Windows and MacOS2) ,
      2. davs://myfiles.abertay.ac.uk/myfiles/hcwebdav/ for GTK-based Linux distro's3)
      3. webdavs://myfiles.abertay.ac.uk/myfiles/hcwebdav/ for QT-based Linux distro's4)5)
    2. User name: user@uad.ac.uk
  4. Profit!
1)
All screenshots from Peppermint OS which uses the Nemo file manager, so YMMV
2)
According to the Help section in https://myfiles.abertay.ac.uk/myfiles/. In fact this whole guide wouldn't have happened without it, but that's the only part I'm including without personal testing
3)
If your Desktop Environment is Unity, Gnome, XFCE or LXDE, that's what you want. It actually depends on whether your distro uses GVFS or KIO for it's virtual folder access
4)
If your DE is KDE Plasma or LXQT, that's what you want
5)
Warning: KNetAttach(the script for connecting to webdav folders in KDE Plasma) is currently broken. You can still connect to the network drive by putting webdavs://myfiles.abertay.ac.uk/myfiles/hcwebdav/Home drive/ into the full path in Dolphin
guides/remote-access.txt · Last modified: 2018/09/03 17:25 (external edit)