Answered By: Bruce Jensen
Last Updated: May 20, 2015     Views: 481

KU suggests on this page that you can access your U:/ drive files from off campus using FTP (File Transfer Protocol). Instructions follow:

Good cost-free choices for FTP client software include FileZilla (consider the portable version that you can carry around on a thumb drive, if you don't want to be limited to a single computer) and, for Firefox users, FireFTP.

Use as the Host address. Your username is your KU email handle in this form: STUDENTS\bjens384, and your password is the same one you use for your email and D2L. 

Alternatively, you can try your existing file explorer. Begin by opening a file browser. In Windows, you are opening a file browser if you click on My Computer, or My Network Places, or simply on the Start button in Windows 7. On a MAC, the "Finder" is the file browser.

In the address box at the top (which is like the box where you would type a URL if you were using a web browser), type and press Enter if necessary. You will be asked for a username and a password. In the box for the username type STUDENTS\jgove384 and your password, then press enter. From there, you may be able to download files from the U:/ drive, or upload files from your home computer.

If this doesn't work for you, please call Resnet at 610-683-1310, or the IT Help Desk: 610-683-1511.

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