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 the folder icon on the taskbar on the bottom of your desktop.

Windows - Click "File/Windows Explorer"


Alternatively, click on the Start menu, 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:

\\umiacs-webftp.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