Connect to network file storage using Secure FTP on Windows (WinSCP)

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Issue/Question

  • I want to download and install WinSCP on Windows
  • How do I access files stored in the M drive on IT Services-maintained servers (i.e., MyFiles, MUFiles, and departmental file space)?

Environment

  • Software for Personally-owned Computers
  • 12582: Windows File Sharing Service
    • MyFiles or MUFiles

Cause

Resolution 

  1. Download and install WinSCP
  2. Launch WinSCP
  3. In the Login dialog box, ensure the FTP Protocol is SFTP, and then enter sftp.files.miamioh.edu in the Host name field
  4. Enter your UniqueID in the User name field
  5. Enter your MUnet password in the Password field
  6. Click the Login button
    • Your local file store will be displayed in the left-hand panel, and your remote Windows file store will be displayed in the right-hand panel
    • Navigate down a file path by double-clicking on a folder; or navigate up a file path by double-clicking on the up arrow icon, located at the top of the column
    • To transfer a file, navigate to the appropriate folders in both panels, and then simply drag-and-drop the file between the panels
    • To upload a file from your local computer to the Windows file servers, drag the file from the left-hand panel to the right-hand panel
    • To download a file from the Windows file servers to your local computer, drag the file from the right to left

 

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Article ID: 90316
Created
Thu 10/24/19 10:39 AM
Modified
Tue 10/29/19 3:58 PM
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