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File Service Access for Linux Users

How you access the file service varies according to the configuration of the computer you are using and where you are trying to access from.


Accessing UNSW File Service from on campus or via UniWide wireless

Via Connect to Server

  1. Go to 'places'
  2. Go > Connect to 'Server ...'
  3. Select 'WebDAV HTTPS'
  4. Enter the location 'myfiles.unsw.edu.au/' and press the 'Connect' button
  5. Enter your z staff number (in the form of z1231467) and zPass password when prompted. A network drive icon will appear on your Desktop.

Browse and Download files via a web browser

You can access your files using any popular web browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Safari, or Google Chrome.

NOTE: You can only download, not upload, files via a web browser. To upload files, use one of the options listed above.

1. Enter the following URL or click on the link below

2. Enter your z staff number (in the form of z1231467) and zPass password when prompted

You should see a web page with the following content;

University of New South Wales
File System

My Home Drive:
Staff/001/z1234567

Shared Data Folders:
OneUNSW
CourseFolders

If you click on your 'My Home Drive' link you can browse your drive's contents (it may be empty to start off with). To download a file, click on its filename.

The Shared Data Folders contain shared folders and files you have access to. OneUNSW contains group share folders from your faculty, school or projects/committees you are a member of. CourseFolders are related to teaching activities.

If you don't have a Home Drive on the file service you will see a message "Sorry, you don't appear to have a Home Drive". If this occurs contact the IT Service Centre.

Unacceptable filename characters

When transferring files to the UNSW File Service remotely (off campus) please check that none of these characters are present in any filenames you are attempting to upload:

  • %00 to %99 (i.e. % followed by any 2 numeric digits)
  • *
  • ?
  • <
  • >
  • |
  • /
  • \
Managing Group Share folders

If you need to create or manage access to Group Share folders, you need to do this via File Service Access Management (FSAM).