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File Service Remote Access for Windows 7

Safe Use of Public Access computers

When you are using public access computers such as those found in internet cafes, libraries, airports and hotels, you need to take extra precautions in protecting your sensitive information and data.

Computers in these environments may contain malicious software that could monitor keystrokes, capture your username and password or infect USB devices attached to them. As a precaution you should assume that computers in these environments lack adequate security and take measures to protect your sensitive online activities.

Precautions

  • Don't tick 'Save my password' when accessing your personal accounts such as email, social networks etc, the UNSW file service or other UNSW online services.
  • Avoid accessing your bank account or doing credit card transactions on public access computers. Use a phone for these transactions instead.
  • Clear the browser's history, quit the web browser and log off before leaving the computer, so that others can't retrieve your browsing sessions.
  • Be aware that a USB memory stick plugged into these computers may become infected and install malicious software on the next computer you plug the USB stick into.

For a more detailed guide to safe use, refer to Stay Smart Online

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 7 Users

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

Instructions based on non-SOE Windows 7

Setup Instructions

1. Click on the 'Start' icon.

2. Right-click on 'Computer' in the Start Menu.

3. Select 'Map network drive...'.


(Note you can also right-click on 'Computer' in Windows Explorer).

4. Click 'Connect to a Web site that you can use to store your documents and pictures'.

5. Click 'Next'.

6. Click 'Choose a custom network location' and then click 'Next'.

7. In the field below 'Internet or network address' enter the path 'https://myfiles.unsw.edu.au' then click 'Next'.

8. In the 'Windows Security' prompt that follows, as your username enter 'ADUNSW\' followed by your z student number e.g. 'ADUNSW\z1234567'. As your password enter your zPass then click 'OK' to proceed.

Select 'Remember my credentials' ONLY IF you are using your OWN COMPUTER. Note: you should not select this option if you are using a public or untrusted computer such as those in computer labs, libraries and internet cafes.

9. Leave network location name as is (DO NOT RENAME) then click 'Next'.

10. Click 'Finish' to complete the setup wizard.

11. The directory 'myfiles.unsw.edu.au' will appear under 'Network Location' in Computer View.

Access Instructions

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

1. Under 'Network Location' double-click the 'myfiles.unsw.edu.au' folder.

2. In the 'Windows Security' prompt that follows, as your username enter 'ADUNSW\' followed by your z student number e.g. 'ADUNSW\z1234567'. As your password enter your zPass then click 'OK' to proceed.

Select 'Remember my credentials' ONLY IF you are using your OWN COMPUTER. Note: you should not select this option if you are using a public or untrusted computer such as those in computer labs, libraries and internet cafes.

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

4. To create a shortcut of your Student folder on the desktop, right-click the student folder and click 'Create Shortcut'. Drag the new shortcut to an open area on the desktop.