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Access your G or T Drive from home


 

Windows 10

  1. Open File Explorer by holding the Windows Logo Key + E OR by clicking on the Start Menu and selecting Documents
  2. In the left pane Right Click THIS PC and select ‘Map Network drive…’
  3. Enter the following:
    Drive - select a letter for your Group Drive
    Folder – enter https://files.sussex.ac.uk/smbgroup for G Drive, or https://files.sussex.ac.uk/teaching for T Drive
    Reconnect at sign-in – enable this option if you want the drive to be connected next time you start Windows.
    Connect using different credentials – select and enter AD_US\username followed by your Sussex password. For example AD_US\anon123 
  1. Click Finish.

File size limitation

If you’re a Windows user, you should be aware that the largest file you can download by WebDAV is 50mb.

Mac

  1. Click on the desktop to go into the ‘Finder’
  2. From the ‘Go’ menu at the top of the screen, choose ‘Connect To Server’
  3. Type the following into the ‘Server Address’ and press ‘Connect’:
    https://files.sussex.ac.uk/smbgroup for G Drive, or https://files.sussex.ac.uk/teaching for T Drive
  1. Type in your University username and password in the format AD_US\username and tick the box for the Mac to remember the details, press ‘OK’.

Linux

  1. There are many versions of linux, you can access the Group share via WebDAV from the command line using ‘davfs2’ (a linux tool for connecting to WebDAV shares as though they were local disks), or through a GUI. Use the following network path for both:

    https://files.sussex.ac.uk/smbgroup for G Drive, or https://files.sussex.ac.uk/teaching for T Drive

and use your University username and password when prompted.

i.e sudo mount -t davfs https://files.sussex.ac.uk/smbgroup /mnt/


Accessing your G drive and saving files to Box

You can upload files to your Sussex Box account either by using Box Drive or via the Box website. Details on how to do this are given below. For more information on which one to use and for information on how to download Box Drive please see the following links:

How do I install Box Drive on my staff PC or laptop?

How do I install Box Drive on a non-Sussex PC or Laptop?

How to know when to use the Box website or Box Drive?

Uploading a file to Box Drive

If you want to upload your file from the G drive to Box Drive, open your Box Drive folder and the folder you want to drag the files from, and drag and drop your required files into Box Drive.

Please note that this will save to your own Box account and not a shared account. Therefore if you leave Sussex, you will need to transfer ownership of these G drive files and folders to someone else.

Uploading a file to the Box website

  1. Open Box and navigate to the place where you would like to put the files/folders.
  2. Press 'Upload'.
  3. Choose the files you wish to upload and Box will do the rest.

Uploading Files To Box

You can also drag and drop files in to the Box website.  

 

Saving a file to Box Drive

To save a file to a Box folder choose ‘Save As’ and select Box. The Box folders you have recently used will appear at the top of the screen. You can save directly to those folders or browse Box. If you chose to Browse Box and the file you want isn’t listed, you can click on the home button which will take you to the All files area. From there you can drill down into folders as required.

Uploading Files To Box 2

If you need any additional help, please contact the IT Service Desk for support 

created on 2020-03-27 by Alexander Butler
last updated on 2021-03-03 by Rebecca Latimer