Information Technology

Accessing the MYFILES Server

If you are using a Mac on campus

  1. Go to the desktop
  2. Under the pull down menu "Go" select "Connect to Server" or open-apple-K
  3. Type smb://my.files.iastate.edu/dsn$/classwork/[Folder Name]
  4. Put in your ISU username and password (the one you use for e-mail)
  5. MYFILES server will show up as a hard drive on your desktop
  6. If it won't connect or gives an error, You MAY have to use IASTATE\netid as the username (or try netid@iastate.edu)

If you are using a Mac off campus

  1. Go to http://vpn.iastate.edu and let it do its thing
    VPN installation won't work? [click here]
  2. Complete steps 1-6 of on campus directions

If you are using a PC on campus

  1. Go to your START menu or go to your file management window.
    IF you click START, find the box that says "Search programs and files"
    IF you use the file management window, find the box at the top that lists the directory you are currently in.
  2. Type \\my.files.iastate.edu\dsn$\classwork\[Folder Name] in either of those boxes
  3. If you are on a lab machine you will see a drive appear. If you are on your own machine, you may need to enter your username and password
  4. Won't connect or gives an error? [click here]

If you are using a PC off campus

  1. Go to http://vpn.iastate.edu and let it do its thing
  2. Complete steps 1-4 of on campus directions