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File Service Remote Access for Windows Users

Note: Before you begin you should confirm the location of your Home Drive by accessing it via a web browser. View the instructions 'How can I confirm I have a Home Drive on the File Service?'. Note the folder number under the heading 'My Home Drive' (eg Student/007/z1234567. In this example, the user would find their Home Drive inside folder 'Student007'). This location will not change. You will need this location for the last step of these instructions.

Instructions for Windows Users

You can access your Home Drive and Shared Folders off campus via your home Internet connection as follows:

Instructions based on Windows XP

Setup Instructions

1. Go to Start > My Computer

2. In the left panel click 'My Network Places'

3. In the My Network Places left panel click 'Add a network place'

4. Click 'Next'

5. Click 'Next'

6. Enter the path 'https://myfiles.unsw.edu.au'

7. Enter 'ADUNSW\' followed by your z student number eg 'ADUNSW\z1234567'. Enter your zPass password then click 'OK' to proceed

Select 'remember password' only if you are using your own computer. Note: you should not select this if you are using a public or untrusted computer such as those in computer labs, libraries and internet cafes.

8. Leave network place name as is (do not rename) then click 'Next'

9. Click 'Finish' to complete the setup wizard

Click Finish to complete wizard

10. Enter your z student number eg 'z1234567'. Enter your zPass password then click 'OK' to proceed

myfiles.unsw.edu.au login

11. The directory myfiles.unsw.edu.au will appear in My Network Places

final wizard screen


Access Instructions

Once you have set up your 'myfiles.unsw.edu.au' folder you can access it as follows:

1. In the left panel click 'My Network Places'

2. Double-click the 'myfiles.unsw.edu.au' folder

final wizard screen

2. Enter your z student number eg 'z1234567'. Enter your zPass password then click 'OK' to proceed

myfiles.unsw.edu.au login

3. You will see the files and folders you have access to. Your Home Drive is inside the Students folder and has your student number (eg z1234567) as the folder name.