M Drive Access On and Off Campus

M Drive is a local network file storage location that is available to individuals to store files that fit the following parameters.

The file:

  • will be viewed/edited by just one person, the original owner of the file.
  • will be stored temporarily for quick access from a classroom computer.
  • is part of certain software applications used in Academics that require the use of a mapped drive.
  • is part of a personal website in the public_html folder.

VDrive is the web interface for M Drive.  Visit vdrive.svsu.edu or use a SFTP application to manage the M Drive while off campus.

The M Drive provides 2 Gb of storage.  Additional space will not be provided.

Map a Network Drive on Windows OS On Campus

When you log in to any Windows computer on campus, you can access your M Drive just like any other network folder or mapped drive. You can add new folders to your M Drive, save files, and rename them, among other basic file management functions. If you do not see your M Drive in the File Explorer, add it by mapping a network drive.

  1. Open the File Explorer application, then open This PC
  2. Select the Computer tab
  3. Click Map network drive
    Open the File Explorer application, then open This PC. Select the Computer tab. Click Map network drive.
  4. From the Drive: drop-down list, choose an unused drive letter
  5.  In the Folder field, type “\\mypages.svsu.edu\username” (REPLACING username with your SVSU username).
  6. Click Finish
    From the Drive: drop-down list, choose an unused drive letter. In the Folder field, type “\\mypages.svsu.edu\username” (REPLACING username with your SVSU username). Click Finish
  7. A mapped network folder will now be listed in File Explorer.  Transfer files to the by clicking and dragging or copying and pasting directly to folders in the M Drive.

Map a Network Drive on Mac OS On Campus:

When you log onto any Mac computer on campus, you can connect to your M Drive through the Finder. Macs connect differently to the M Drive so you will need the appropriate server mapping for your account. Once connected, treat your M Drive like any other drive on your computer. You can add new folders to your M Drive, save files, and rename them, among other basic file management functions.

  1. From the Finder, click Go and choose Connect to Server.
    From the Finder, click Go and choose Connect to Server.
  2. Type smb://mypages.svsu.edu into the Server Address field.
  3. Click the + symbol to add the mapping to your list of favorite servers. Next time you connect you will not have to type it in the field.
  4. Click Connect.
    Type smb://mypages.svsu.edu into the Server Address field. Click the + symbol to add the mapping to your list of favorite servers. Next time you connect you will not have to type it in the field. Click Connect.

Use VDrive Off Campus

You may access your M Drive from home or anywhere that you have an internet connection and a web browser using VDrive.

  1. Open a web browser and visit https://vdrive.svsu.edu.
  2. When prompted, log in with your SVSU username and password.

The contents of your M Drive will display. Use the expand and collapse buttons on the left to display folders.  Click on the folder names to display their contents.
The contents of your M Drive will display. Use the expand and collapse buttons on the left to display folders.  Click on the folder names to display their contents.

Uploading Files to VDrive

You must upload the files from your computer for them to be available from your M Drive.

  1. Choose the folder on your M Drive where you want to put your file.
  2. Click Upload.
    Choose the folder on your M Drive where you want to put your file. Click Upload.
  3. Click Browse and follow the prompts on your computer to locate a file to upload.
  4. Click Upload.
    Click Browse and follow the prompts on your computer to locate a file to upload. Click Upload.

Your file will be uploaded to the folder in your M Drive.
Your file will be uploaded to the folder in your M Drive.

Downloading Files from VDrive

You must download the files from your M Drive to your computer to be able to work with the files. Later when you are done editing a file, you can upload it back to your M Drive.

  1. Locate the file that you want to download to your computer and click to select it.
  2. Click Download.
    Locate the file that you want to download to your computer and click to select it.  Click Download.

The download will begin.

If you download a file with VDrive and edit it on your computer, you will need to upload the new version back to the M Drive.

Use Core FTP for Windows OS: Off Campus Web Page Upload

  1. Download and install the free version of Core FTP from http://www.coreftp.com/download.html
  2. The Site Manager window should open.  If not, click Sites -> Site Manager.
    The Site Manager window should open.  If not, click Sites -> Site Manager
  3. In the Site Name field, type a name such as "mypages"
  4. Host / IP / URL = vdrive.svsu.edu
  5. Username = your SVSU username
  6. Leave Password blank, it will then ask you for it when you connect
  7. In the Connection drop-down box, select SSH/SFTP
  8. Click Connect
  9. Type your SVSU password
  10. In the right pane, double-click public_html to open the folder
    Click Connect.  Upload files by dragging and dropping files from the left (local) pane to the right (remote, public_html server) pane, or by selecting the local file then clicking the upload button to copy it to the public_html server. Download files by dragging and dropping files from the right (remote, public_html server) pane to the left (local) pane or by selecting the remote, public_html server file and clicking the download button to copy it to a local drive.
  11. Click Connect
  • Upload files by dragging and dropping files from the left (local) pane to the right (remote, public_html server) pane, or by selecting the local file then clicking the upload button to copy it to the public_html server.
  • Download files by dragging and dropping files from the right (remote, public_html server) pane to the left (local) pane or by selecting the remote, public_html server file and clicking the download button to copy it to a local drive.

Use Cyberduck for Mac iOS: Off Campus Web Page Upload

  1. Download and install the free version of Cyberduck from https://cyberduck.io/
  2. Choose Open Connection
    Choose Open Connection
    From the drop-down list at the top of the dialogue box, select SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol)
  3.  From the drop-down list at the top of the dialogue box, select SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol)
  4. Server = vdrive.svsu.edu
  5. Username = your SVSU username
  6. Leave Password blank, it will then ask you for it when you connect
  7. Click Connect
  8. If prompted about an Unknown fingerprint, check the box for Always, then click Allow
    If prompted about an Unknown fingerprint, check the box for Always, then click Allow
  9. The remote, server contents are displayed.  Double-click to open the public_html folder.
  10. Click and drag to or from another Mac folder to upload or download files.
    Click and drag to or from another Mac folder to upload or download files.

Your URL

Files, in your M Drive public_html folder, are accessible to the public.  View the files by using any the following URLs :

  • www.svsu.edu/~username
  • mypages.svsu.edu/username
  • mypages.svsu.edu/~username

Details

Article ID: 98054
Created
Tue 2/11/20 11:23 AM
Modified
Tue 2/11/20 11:42 AM