FTP/Windows/Explorer

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FTP services can be accessed from supported windows machines. This is a guide on how to access the UMIACS FTP service using windows explorer.

Opening up Windows Explorer

To open up windows explorer, click on the "folder/files" icon on the task-bar on the bottom of your desktop.

Windows - Click "File/Windows Explorer"


Alternatively, click on "Start" button on your task-bar, and type in "Windows Explorer" in the search box (For Windows 10, type "File Explorer").

Windows - Click "File/Windows Explorer"



Accessing Public Folder in FTP

In the address bar, type in the following address:

\\fluidfs.ad.umiacs.umd.edu\ftp-umiacs\pub\<username> - to access users' public folders. 
Windows - Enter FTP public folder address in the address bar


External collaborators can only download files published by the owner. Owner of the public folder can publish and modify files from a supported windows machine.



Alternatively, collaborators can access public folders through web browser. Open up a web browser, in the address bar, type in the following address:

ftp://ftp.umiacs.umd.edu/pub/<username>/ - to access users' public folders. 
Enter FTP public folder address in web browser


Collaborators can click on file title to download a published file.

Click on file title to download file