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Accessing Network Folders

UVM Enterprise Technology Services maintains several services for file storage. Among these services are the Zoo Unix environment, available to students and employees, as well as a service hosted on Windows servers and integrated with the CAMPUS Active Directory domain, available to employees only.

The instructions in this article focus on connecting to the Zoo Unix environment and Windows Shared Drive, but there are several other more specialized storage services, such as Research Storage or UVM’s Silk Web Hosting. UVM also offers up to a terabyte of storage OneDrive cloud storage to active students, staff, and faculty, as well as SharePoint Online for collaboration.

Not sure how to store your data?

The right solution depends on what kind of data you’re storing and how it is used. If you’re not sure which solution to use, submit a help request!

Access from the Web 

WebFiles

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Webfiles is available to current Students, Faculty, and Staff, and allows you to access your Shared, MyDocs, and Zoo files from the web. A VPN connection is not required.

  1. Visit https://webfiles.uvm.edu, and sign in with your NetID and password
  2. Your network folders will appear in the left pane of the browser.

Access from Windows 

Shared Folder

Shared Drive Folder Access is Provisioned

Your supervisor can email helpline@uvm.edu to request access to departmental shared folders on your behalf.

Mapping Network Folders Requires VPN

You must use the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client when mapping Network Folders from Off-Campus.

  1. Press the  + E keys on your keyboard. This will open the file explorer.
  2. Select This PC, then click on the Computer tab. From the toolbar that appears, click on Map network drive.
  3. Select an available driver letter from the dropdown menu, then enter the following folder address: \\files.uvm.edu\shared
    • Make sure that both “Reconnect at sign-in” and “Connect using different credentials” are checked. Then click the Finish button
  4. You’ll be prompted for your credentials – pay special attention to the username format, being sure to include CAMPUS\ before your NetID.
      • Username: CAMPUS\netid
        Password: Your NetID password
  5. After authenticating, your shared folders will appear in the file explorer.

MyDocs Folder

Mapping Network Folders Requires VPN

You must use the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client when mapping Network Folders from Off-Campus.

Access to MyDocs is provisioned for current UVM employees.

  1. Press the  + E keys on your keyboard. This will open the file explorer.
  2. Select This PC, then click on the Computer tab. From the toolbar that appears, click on Map network drive.
  3. Select an available drive letter from the dropdown menu. Enter the Folder address \\files.uvm.edu\home\your_netid
    • Make sure that both “Reconnect at sign-in” and “Connect using different credentials” are checked. Then click the Finish button
  4. You’ll be prompted for your credentials – pay special attention to the username format, being sure to include CAMPUS\ before your NetID.
    • Username: CAMPUS\netid
      Password: Your NetID password
  5. After authenticating, your MyDocs folder will appear in the file explorer.

Zoo

Mapping Network Folders Requires VPN

You must use the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client when mapping Network Folders from Off-Campus.

  1. Press the  + E keys on your keyboard. This will open the file explorer.
  2. Select This PC, then click on the Computer tab. From the toolbar that appears, click on Map network drive.
  3. Select an available drive letter from the dropdown menu. Enter the Folder address \\zoofiles.uvm.edu\your_netid
    • Make sure that both “Reconnect at sign-in” and “Connect using different credentials” are checked. Then click the Finish button
  4. You’ll be prompted for your credentials – pay special attention to the username format, being sure to include CAMPUS\ before your NetID.
    • Username: CAMPUS\netid
      Password: Your NetID password
  5. After authenticating, your Zoo folder will appear in the file explorer.

Zoo via FileZilla (sftp)

Duo MFA is required for off-campus access to Zoo

Click here for instructions on adding a Duo MFA device.

  1. If you don’t yet have FileZilla, download it from software.uvm.edu
  2. Launch the FileZilla application.
  3. Click File in the top right corner, and select Site Manager
  4. Create a New Site, then enter the following additional details under the General tab, and click Connect
    Protocol: SFTP
    Host: zoo.uvm.edu
    Port: 22
    Logon Type: Interactive
    User name: your_netid
  5. Enter your NetID password when prompted, then click OK
  6. Determine which Duo device to use and enter in the associated number. You can also simply enter a generated code. Click OK.

Silk via FileZilla (sftp)

  1. If you don’t yet have FileZilla, download it from software.uvm.edu
  2. Launch the FileZilla application
  3. Enter the connection settings:
    File protocol: SFTP
    Host name: w3.uvm.edu
    Port number: 22
    User name: your_netid
    Password: your netid password
  4. Click Quickconnect

Netfiles

Mapping Network Folders Requires VPN

You must use the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client when mapping Network Folders from Off-Campus.

  1. Press the  + E keys on your keyboard. This will open the file explorer.
  2. Select This PC, then click on the Computer tab. From the toolbar that appears, click on Map network drive.
  3. Select an available drive letter from the dropdown menu. Enter the Folder address \\netfiles02\name-of-share
    • Make sure that both “Reconnect at sign-in” and “Connect using different credentials” are checked. Then click the Finish button
  4. When prompted for credentials, you’ll need to enter your Username in a specific format. You need to specify the domain with CAMPUS
      • Username: CAMPUS\netid
        Password: Your NetID password
  5. After authenticating, your Netfiles share will appear in the file explorer.

Access from macOS 

Shared Folder

Connecting to a Network Folder Requires VPN

You must use the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client when mapping Network Folders from Off-Campus.

Shared Drive Folder Access is Provisioned

Your supervisor can email helpline@uvm.edu to request access to departmental shared folders on your behalf.

  1. Click Go and select Connect to Server
  2. Enter the Shared drive server address: smb://files.uvm.edu/shared then click Connect

  3. Enter your UVM NetID and password, then click Connect
  4. Upon entering your credentials, you should have access to your network folder

MyDocs Folder

Connecting to a Network Folder Requires VPN

You must use the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client when mapping Network Folders from Off-Campus.

Access to MyDocs is provisioned for current UVM employees.

  1. Click Go and select Connect to Server
  2. Enter the MyDocs server address: smb://files.uvm.edu/home/your_netid then click Connect

  3. Enter your UVM NetID and password, then click Connect
  4. Upon entering your credentials, you should have access to your network folder

Zoo

Connecting to a Network Folder Requires VPN

You must use the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client when mapping Network Folders from Off-Campus.

  1. Click Go and select Connect to Server
  2. Enter the Zoo server address: smb://zoofiles.uvm.edu/your_netid then click Connect

  3. Enter your UVM NetID and password, then click Connect
  4. Upon entering your credentials, you should have access to your network folder

Zoo via FileZilla (sftp)

Duo MFA is required for off-campus access to Zoo

Click here for instructions on adding a Duo MFA device.

  1. If you don’t yet have FileZilla, download it from software.uvm.edu
  2. Launch the FileZilla application.
  3. Click File in the top right corner, and select Site Manager
  4. Create a New Site, then enter the following additional details under the General tab, and click Connect
    Protocol: SFTP
    Host: zoo.uvm.edu
    Port: 22
    Logon Type: Interactive
    User name: Your NetID
  5. Enter your NetID password when prompted, then click OK
  6. Determine which Duo device to use and enter in the associated number. You can also simply enter a generated code. Click OK.

Silk via FileZilla (sftp)

If FileZilla is not installed on your machine, you can download it here.

  1. If you don’t yet have FileZilla, download it from software.uvm.edu
  2. Launch the FileZilla application.
  3. Enter the following connection settings:
    Hostname: w3.uvm.edu
    Username: your NetID
    Password: your NetID password
    Port: 22
  4. Click Quickconnect

Zoo via Fetch (sftp)

If Fetch is not installed on your machine, you can download it from the UVM Software page.

  1. Launch the Fetch application
  2. Enter the following connection settings:
    Hostname: zoo.uvm.edu
    Username: your NetID
    Password: your NetID password
  3. Enter either an existing Duo code OR a number representing your desired method of multifactor authentication, then click OK.
  4. Complete the Duo authentication prompt matching your entry above.

Silk via Fetch (sftp)

If Fetch is not installed on your machine, you can download it from the UVM Software page.

  1. Launch the Fetch application
  2. Enter the following connection settings:
    Hostname: w3.uvm.edu
    Username: your NetID
    Password: your NetID password
  3. Click Ok

Netfiles

Connecting to a Network Folder Requires VPN

You must use the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client when mapping Network Folders from Off-Campus.

  1. Click Go and select Connect to Server
  2. Enter the Netfiles server address: smb://netfiles02.uvm.edu/name_of_share then click Connect
  3. Enter your UVM NetID and password, then click Connect
  4. Upon entering your credentials, you should have access to your network folder

Access from Linux 

Address Paths

We’re unable to provide distribution-specific guides due to the considerable variation of desktop environments and package management between Linux distributions.

Please use the server paths below as a reference for connecting your Linux machine to your desired network folder.

Shared

cifs://files.uvm.edu/shared

MyDocs

cifs://files.uvm.edu/home/your_netid

Zoo

cifs://zoofiles.uvm.edu/your_netid

Netfiles

cifs://netfiles02/nameOfShare

Updated on July 6, 2022

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