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How can I connect to my MFM Mediafiles drive?

Staff and students in MFM have access to a dedicated Mediafiles directory for working on large files such as video footage. The Mediafiles directory is loaded automatically when you log in to one of the Macs in the Silverstone labs but you can also get access to your files from other computers on the campus:

Connect from a Mac

1. Click the Finder icon in the dock, choose Go from the top menu and select Connect to server...

Screenshot of the Go menu

2. Type smb:// in the Server Address field and click Connect

Screenshot of entering the Server Address 

Connect from a Windows PC

Connecting from Windows (service in development)
This method of connecting will be fully tested over the summer vacation and supported from September 2017. You're welcome to try it out for yourself in the meantime.

1. Click the Windows button and choose Computer

2. In the address bar, type \\mediafiles\mediafiles\ followed by your username (or the name of a group share if you have access to one), e.g. \\mediafiles\mediafiles\ano23, and press Enter to see your files

Screenshot of computer window

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Created by David Guest on 11 April 2017 and last updated by David Guest on 24 April 2017